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If you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring to take the first camping trip of the year, take some time to check your equipment and make a list of your favorite destinations. These tasty and easy campfire recipes will help you spend more time admiring the beauty of nature while enjoying delicious foods.

Shish kebabs

Pack some bamboo skewers and cut your ingredients into cubes before you depart to make preparation a snap when you arrive at the campsite.

  • One pound of chicken, beef, or pork cut into one-inch cubes
  • Two large green or red bell peppers, cut into one-inch chunks
  • One large white or yellow onion, cut into one-inch chunks

Arrange the ingredients on bamboo skewers that have soaked overnight in a bowl of water. Arrange the loaded skewers on a grilling gate and rotate them to cook them evenly for about 20 minutes.

Grill Kebabs

Mess-less S’Mores

Building classic s’mores is a fun campfire activity, but they get quite messy after you eat one or two. This is a cleaner and quicker option if you are serving quite a few hungry campers.

  • Pack of 12 tortillas
  • One large bar of milk chocolate
  • Bag of mini-marshmallows

Warm the tortilla in a pan or on a grill over the fire. Add two blocks of chocolate and a handful of mini-marshmallows, then fold the tortilla in half and return it to the fire. Let it warm enough to melt the ingredients.

Quick Foil Fish

Anyone who loves to fish during their camping trips will love this simple way to cook their fresh catch.

  • Aluminum foil folded into a packet
  • Fresh fish, cleaned and filleted
  • Can of diced potatoes
  • ¼ cup of diced onions
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Lay the fish, onions, and potatoes to the foil packet. Sprinkle on the spices and fold the packet shut. Place the packet on a grill over the campfire or on a bed of smooth, raked coals. Let the fish cook for about 15 minutes.

Singing Apples

Kids and adults alike will love this fun, roasting recipe, which yields a healthy and tasty dessert.

  • Your favorite apples, washed and with the stems removed
  • Equal parts of cinnamon and brown sugar

Poke your roasting fork or a clean, sturdy stick through the center of the apple. Roast it over the open fire until the skin crackles and makes a loud whistling noise. Carefully peel off the skin with a fork, then roll the apple in the sugar mixture and enjoy.

Singing Apples Dessert

Orange Muffins

  • Whole oranges
  • One box of instant muffin mix requiring only water
  • Aluminum foil

Slice the oranges in half and remove the pulp. Prepare the muffin mix, and then pour it into the orange shells. Cover the orange in foil and bake the muffin nestled in the coals for 10 minutes.

If something unexpected happens during your trip, don’t hesitate to call Coach-Net Roadside Assistance for help. Our roadside service can get you back on your way to your favorite campground. We are always ready to assist you!