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So, what's on your camp menu?

Just finished up doing to prep cooking for our upcoming hunts.  Spent the afternoon making meals and vacuum packing them for the freezer in individual size portions.  Got the idea from this forum actually and what a great suggestion!  We've been using this method for camp cooking about 4 years now.  Sure makes cooking and cleaning up easy.

In an effort to start the yearly "What's on your camp menu?" thread, here's what we started with today:  Mac & Cheese, Spaghetti (Noodles and sauce kept separate do it can be reheated without getting nasty), taco meat, grilled onions and peppers, and grilled brats.

Still need to make some scrambled eggs, bacon, and suasage.  Fried rice, steamed rice, green chili and moroccan chicken with couscous.  That's a chore for another weekend.  With all of our planned hunts we're looking at preparing about 30 meals (individual servings).  Got about half of them done this afternoon.

Got any new ideas or camp meals that you'd like to share?

 

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I do the same thing with the

I do the same thing with the vac bags. I just reheat in a pot of boiling water, no prep, no cleanup!

So far ive got bbq pork ribs. Had the butcher cut a rack down for riblets. Porkloin with brown rice, corn on the cob, green beans, pinto beans, and hashbrowns and sausage for breakfast. I vac bag a couple eggs also and boil them in the bag, works great. Will pickup some KFC chicken and vac bag that as well.

Will be packing an MRE for lunch tho.

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I did the vac packs last year

I did the vac packs last year and thought it worked great! So easy on the prep and clean up, and a nice break from Mtn House meals.

I too did individual portions, there were only two of us and both bags would fit in a med. size pot, boil the water, open the top to stir a little and you're done. It works great too if you get back to camp a little late and don't want to spend much time, but still want a nice warm meal. Plus you can do other things like put stuff away, get stuff ready for the next morning, etc while your dinner is heating up.

Last year I made spaghetti with elk meat; the tube pasta with alfredo, sliced brats, mushrooms and peppers; and an elk chili. All of these worked out really well.

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So far we have:Homemade

So far we have: Homemade chicken noodle soup Spagitti Pulled Pork Beef Stew with noodles Fried Chicken Mellons Cabbage and tomatoes for everything Maybe some fresh brookies and of course waiting on inside Elk loins. Happy hunting to everyone. Cow Elk in the freezer already, so I am looking for a bear this coming week while a bud is bow hunting for elk.

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Camp Menu

I prep as much as I can at home, vacuum seal it and freeze

Dinner

1M Chili
1T Hamburgers & Fries
1W Roast Beef with mashed potatoes gravy and corn
1TH Tacos
1F BQ Ribs with baked potatoes and corn
1S Ham with potatoes and green beans
1Sun Hot Beef Sandwiches & Mashed potatoes, corn
2M Spaghetti and garlic bread
2T Rib eye Steaks with Fries or baked potato?
2W Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes
2TH Slum Guey & Rolls
2F Hamburgers & Fries

Breakfast

French toast and sausage
Pancakes and Sausage
Biscuits and gravy and Hash Browns
Scrambled eggs with ham and potatoes
Eggs, Bacon and hash browns

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Yet another impressive menu

Yet another impressive menu making the trip from MI.  What is Slum Guey?

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COMeatHunter wrote:

Yet another impressive menu making the trip from MI.  What is Slum Guey?

Back 40+ years ago, my brother in law and I had dinner at a Friends Deer Camp, we had what they called Slum Guey, it is Denny Moore Beef Stew with a stick of Polish Sausage sliced up and cooked in it. it is quick and pretty good really.
anyway my brother in law is gone now, but he always liked it, so every once in a while I put it on the Menu, just thinking about him.

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I like to cook and prepare things fresh so I've never pre - made camp meals. 

My menu varies and this year in thinking one of the meals will bea blackened Salmon with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. For quick and easy meals I do things like tacos. 

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I hear ya.  I love to cook

I hear ya.  I love to cook too, just not in the bush while hunting.  That said, many of the "boil in bag" meals can be really good.  Some things don't lend themselves well to the technique, like fresh grilled steak.  Other things, like fried rice, green chili or even gilled salmon, are perfect when reheated.

Good luck on the hunts this year Biker!

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COMeatHunter wrote:

I hear ya.  I love to cook too, just not in the bush while hunting.  That said, many of the "boil in bag" meals can be really good.  Some things don't lend themselves well to the technique, like fresh grilled steak.  Other things, like fried rice, green chili or even gilled salmon, are perfect when reheated.

Good luck on the hunts this year Biker!

 

Thank you sir. 

I've got 20 days and then it's coues season. Been a tough road learning these critters but I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Got a good rifle, good food, and a hearty appetite. Here's three shots of the bench at 200 Yards with my 6.5x284 Norma. The next pic is some venison with veggies and mashed potatoes. These are the kind of meals I like to cook while hunting. I will try some spaghetti in a bag this year for grins and giggles. Got some ground venison that will make a good camp meal. 

Good luck to you too. I look forward to hearing about your hunts this year. 

 

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Camp food

I have always felt that good food leads to a good day in the woods. Most of my meals will follow the Vacuum sealed boil a bag routine. Spaghetti, Rice and stir fry, Salisbury steak and potatoes all taste great boiled up at the end of the day.

However, at least once during the week (usually opening day) I will take an extra 20 minutes in the morning to prepare a hot and delicious meal to come back to.

Start by digging a hole about 2 feet across and 3 feet deep. Use this pit for your campfire the night before and rather than drown the coals, place about 4 inches of dirt on them. In the morning, prepare a good stout chili in a dutch oven and dig up those hot coals.

Place the dutch oven in the pit with some fresh charcoal and some leftover coals on both the bottom of the hole and atop the oven. Bury all of this with several inches of dirt.
Go hunt.

At the end of the day, you have a hot meal waiting for you in camp.

I love my dutch ovens.

Good luck everyone

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