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Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby olds-cool » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:53 pm

My wife and I teach an outdoor cooking class for our church camp every year. This will be our 3rd year and we would like to do some new stuff to keep the kiddos interested. The kids range from about 6 to 12. We have a fire pit and a camp stove available to us. If I remember correctly, we have about 40 minutes for the class and need to allow a few minutes for the kids to try their creations. So if you have some quick, kid friendly recipies you could share, they would be appreciated.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby parnold » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Pizza monkey bread.

a half jar of your favorite sauce
a package or two of biscuits (I like sourdough)
some pepperoni cut up really small
some oregano
a bag or two of shredded mozzarella

cut each biscuit into four or six pieces

dump everything in a dutch oven.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby bonnie » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:15 pm

Biscuits on a stick. Pocket meals made from hamburger and potatoes.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby bobhenry » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:22 am

http://camping.about.com/od/recipes/tp/kidsfavoritecampfoods.htm


One favorite for kids and adults is a ultra simple recipe .

Warm some taco chips in the d.o. then add browned hamburger with taco seasoning and top with salsa , warmed spiced mexican cheese, and sour cream ( call it dip in front of the kids). Now just grab a chip and dig in.

Refried beans, peppers, and onion can be added for the more adult pallet.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby olds-cool » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:17 am

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunatly I don't yet have a DO so that one is out for now. Sure sounds tasty though. Hamburger foil dinners are on the menu for sure as well as ziplock icecream. I'll have to look through the site that Bob posted, sure I'll find at least 1 good recipe from there.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby parnold » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:23 am

There's always the omelet in a bag trick too, all you need is boiling water. Mix up some egss, throw in whatever other junk, and boil inside a sandwich bag for a bit (I don't know the exact recipe, but someone will). All you need is a pair of tongs to retrieve the baggies out ouf the boiling water.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby olds-cool » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:03 pm

parnold wrote:There's always the omelet in a bag trick too, all you need is boiling water. Mix up some egss, throw in whatever other junk, and boil inside a sandwich bag for a bit (I don't know the exact recipe, but someone will). All you need is a pair of tongs to retrieve the baggies out ouf the boiling water.


Done that a few times, learned it at a scout leader class. Also did bisquit dough donuts in a frying pan in the same class, yum yum. Keep 'em coming! I like what you guys have offered up so far.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby len19070 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:58 am

My Mom made this for us as kids camping. she called it "Camp Hash". I still make it.

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1lb of ground beef Image

2 cans of Vegetable soup (concentrate) Image

1 cup of Minuit Rice Image

1/2 cup of water Image

Brown the beef and drain, ad the soup and warm then ad the Rice & water, stir and simmer covered for 5 minuets.

Looks bad but tastes GREAT! :R

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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby Alleged User » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:59 am

Campfire Breakfast
Muffin tin (12-hole)
6 Eggs
Chopped Ham
Shredded cheese
Diced potatoes
Salt and Pepper
In half of muffin tin, crack 6 eggs in 6 holes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and chopped ham. In other 6 holes of muffin tin, add diced potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Bake on a flat rock over the campfire or on a cooking grate.

Campfire Popcorn
Tin foil
Popcorn Kernels
Oil
Butter and salt for seasoning
Tear off an 18 inch square of tin foil. In center of each square add 1 teaspoon oil and 1 tablespoon popcorn. Bring corners together and tie with a string. Place on hot coals and shake with a long stick until popcorn is popped. Season with butter and salt if desired.

Mini Campfire Cakes
Hollow out oranges leaving the peel in a cup shape. Pour cake batter into each orange peel and wrap up in tin foil. Place in coals and bake.


Apple Pie on a Stick
Red or Green apple
Cinnamon
Sugar
Push a stick through a green apple and turn the stick over the coals of a campfire. (as you would when roasting a marshmallow). When the apple peel starts to loosen carefully peel off or have an adult peel skin off. In a bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar then roll your apple around the mixture until evenly coated on all sides. Roast over fire for a few more minutes and let cool.

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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby Catherine+twins » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:34 pm

I have a book about cooking on a stick, and can't find it anywhere right now. :lol:

One we tried was to put a hot dog on a stick, then wrap bread stick dough around it in a spiral (the spiral has to touch to stick together, we decided, and you should roll the bread stick dough between your hands to make it longer before you start). Roast over coals, turning almost constantly to keep the cooking even, until the bread is golden and cooked though. The hot dog will be hot through by then, too.

Cub scout pies take a bit of work before hand. You need a tool to cook the "pie shell" which is actually a biscuit shell. Use 2-3 ft dowels for handles, put a 2" length of 2" diam dowel on the end (drill the 2" diam piece and glue the smaller dowel into the hole--do NOT use hot glue!!!). Coat with vegetable oil and let it soak in before using. To use, wrap canned biscuit dough around the fat end, making a fairly even and smooth coating. You are trying to bake a cup or little tart shell. roast over coals, turning almost constantly to keep the cooking even, until the biscuit is golden and cooked through. Kids often hold the biscuit too close to the coals or flames and cook the outside while the inside is still gummy, so watch them carefully. When the biscuit is done it should come off the cooker without much fuss (just like a cake or bread pulls away from the sides of the pan when done). FINALLY fill with canned pie fillings of choice and top with a squirt of canned whipped cream. We have kids all the way down to Tiger (first grade/6 years) successfully doing this.

I found a site where there is a description of this, and pictures, except that they used the fat dowels for the whole stick. :D

http://www.plasticjungle.com/blog/2011/ ... irerecipe/

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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby wagondude » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Orange eggs:

Roll an orange to loosen the skin. Cut around the middle just through the skin then work the "skin cups" off of the orange. Crack one egg in each cup and place in the coals of the fire. Enjoy the orange while your eggs cook. Once the egg is done to your liking, remove the shells from the fire and enjoy your orange flavored eggs (surprisingly good). We have found that the orange skins can be used twice if the coals are not too hot and thin skinned oranges are easier to get the cups off of.

Banana boats:

Cut the ends off a banana then split it on the inside of the curve without cutting the skin on the back of the curve. Stuff with chocolate chipps, marsh mellows and whatever else sounds good. Wrap with foil and throw it in the coals until all the goodness melts together. Then open it up and spoon out one of the most wonderfull treats.
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby Onemadmech » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:55 am

Here is some thing to try .
in freezer bag add
1 3/4 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamom
add hot water to desired consistency
Also you can add any dried fruit
Raisins
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Cranraisins
Apples
figs
Here is some we tried once and now it my troop’s version of haggis.It doesn't sound good but you should try it once.
add 1/4 cooked Ground sausage to oatmeal
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Re: Looking for kid friendly outdoor cooking recipies

Postby asianflava » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:51 am

Two Words: Dump cake

Stole this because I'm too lazy to type, google it and they are all pretty much the same:

Mark’s version of the Dutch Oven Dump Cake Cobbler

12” shallow Dutch oven

12 coals below
12 coals above


2 cans peaches in light syrup
2 boxes yellow cake mix
¼ cup brown sugar
Liberal shakes of cinnamon, nutmeg
1 stick butter
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