Spring break with my kids and husband at the beach. Doesn’t get much better than that. Or does it? Oh yes, CAMPING at the beach. It’s adventure time, boys and girls.
As my five-year-old Jane would say, “This is what I’m talkin’ about.” Watching the kids jump the waves for hours on end while laughing themselves silly. Reading a book in the sun with a cold beer while wiggling my toes in the sand. And the highlight so far? Watching Kentucky win the NCAA basketball championship from our campsite picnic table while roasting hot dogs and making way too much noise for a family of four. Ohhhh, C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!
Nevermind the near gale force winds that almost blew our camper down at 4:30 this morning. All part of the fun.
I may not have a kitchen this week, but we are still doing our fair share of cooking…campfire style. Last night we made our favorite campfire foil pouches filled with seasoned meat and potatoes. These are so yummy, we sometimes wonder why we don’t make them at home on the grill. And we just might do it one day. They are perfect for camp-outs because the simple ingredients travel so well. Tons of fun to make with the kids. And packed with protein and nutrients without the grease, so you won’t feel like a complete slug on vacation. Nothing wrong with being a slug on vacation…but we’ll save that for fried shrimp tomorrow night.
In the next couple days I’ll post our favorite campfire dessert. But I’ve got to sign off for now because it’s time to hit the go-kart track! Shake those booties!
Our Favorite Campfire Supper
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Grill time: about 25 minutes
- Aluminum foil
- About 2 large red potatoes (or 3 medium), roughly chopped
- 1 small onion, sliced or roughly chopped
- 1 pound ground turkey (93/7)
- Worcestershire sauce
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Ranch dressing (to taste)
- Louisiana Hot Sauce (to taste)
- Light campfire or coals and let it get hot while you prep the packets
- Tear off 4 squares of foil (approx. 12″ x 12″) and set aside
- Roughly chop the potatoes and onions
- Place 1/4 of the ground turkey in the middle of a square of foil, pull it apart into pieces with your fingers, and then top with 1/4 of the potatoes and 1/4 of the onion. Generously coat with Worcestershire and Old Bay Seasoning, then pull the foil up around the sides and seal by squishing the foil together at the top to make a pouch.
- Repeat to make the next three pouches.
- Grill for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. (Meanwhile tell jokes or play cards, or both.)
- Top with Ranch dressing, LA Hot Sauce, and more Worcestershire and Old Bay if desired.
- Dump pouches into bowls (or eat straight from the pouch!) Mmmmm…perfect for a camp-out!