Tuesday August 7, 2018 and Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Andrea Catherine is here to share with us her recipes for cooking around the campfire!
Campfire Skillet CornBread and Zucchini Lasagna!
I actually want to talk about the things I cooked out at camp!
The two things that were the biggest hits with everyone!
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center run by Brett Holmquist!
You know him?!
He’s been a dear friend
I tried to take our kids there last year, but they fill up fast, you have to book it like now in September!
There were two overnight camps
- ages 10-12
I am not with them when I am cooking.
Relationships between each other, themselves
- kids all sleep in tepees
- stayed in a camper
- last year I commuted
Both weeks I made both of these dishes
I made a big pot of chili, but you can figure out how to make chili in the woods
But I made a Campfire Skillet Cornbread
never made cornbread on a skillet before
turned out so well
burners get pretty hot
flip the cornbread
was a little complicated
cook the cornbread
put a lid on it
honey in it
in addition to the cornmeal
turned out amazing!
- baking powder
- milk/ powder milk (if you’re in the back country for a while – ratio 3 tablespoons of powder milk
coconut oil or olive oil they recommend
There is a fire ban in our area of Montana right now so you might have to do it over a propane stove as well.
I love this, I’ve made a lot of cornbread in a skillet, and I always put it in the oven, I am curious how you flipped it!
such a hit
burners were so hot
regulate the temp better
got a spatula
oil to clear the edges
I put a cookie sheet over the top to flip the whole thing and then slid it back into the skillet
I’m thinking what happened is I doubled the recipe.
I didn’t have the images in the woods
- cooked through
- was not as thick
- thicker cornbread
If you follow the recipe it, I guess is will work just fine
I doubled everything … the ratios are great!
what I did was I printed the recipes cause I didn’t have wifi…
I think I would have downloaded the pics and recipes… I go crazy because I find my ipad/phone is always closing and then I have to enter my password with my sticking fingers…
You can set your phone
- much better
- cooking for 20 people
- doing it in the hottest part of the day
- dinner was between 6 & 7 at night…
- hot and dry
- lots of wasps and Yellowjackets
- balled faced hornets eating the yellow jackets
It was a definitely great place to be!
The cornbread was a hit!
I actually looked up this ribbon zucchini lasagna thing
I made it differently so I might not even share that recipe, I’ll tell you what I did
Making zucchini into ribbons doesn’t work but I
sliced the zucchini 1/4 inch think
a lot of zucchini for 20 people
We had this big cast iron griddle
Where I was able to cook the zucchini which you could do in a cast iron skillet.
I cooked it with
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- chicken thighs
- tomato sauce
canned tomato sauce
Added herbs and spices
2nd time I made this I added diced sautéd beets, I used little beets
beautiful almost pink maroon color!
- fresh herbs
- dried herbs
several kinds of cheeses
- harder cheeses are going to keep better in the woods. We had big coolers with ice!
freeze water bottles
didn’t have any lasagna trays so it wasn’t gonna be perfect anyway
put the zucchini layers on bottom
So the kids didn’t have to dig all the way to the bottom to get lots of the good stuff!
3 times those for layers
It was a big hit! People loved it
no noodles in it!
We served it with garlic toast
I rubbed a fresh clove of garlic run it across the bread!
I love this because I told you I’m doing a unit on camping! So cool Camp Food! And Carb free! People keep suggesting carb free!
carbohydrates in all the vegetables
all the kids loved it!
Pretty easy, really just keep track of all the easy pieces
do you peel the dukes
it’s zucchini season!
bring your zukes to the woods and cook them up!
Mike did say I could pick one. Now what did you do you put beets in? Did you cook them first?
Just diced before you cook them. They cook quicker, they have smaller surface area then it will cook quicker if it’s smaller. Same with the chicken.
I made beets last night, trying to get Mike to eat them, I think he tasted one tiny golden beet! I can’t resist them.
I love them! I hope people enjoy
nothing like a warm meal at the end of a long day if you’re working your body
whatever you’re doing in the woods it’s good to nourish yourself!
I hope these recipes are supportive
What about breakfast and lunch?
lunches were all like pb & j
We also had lunchmeat and cheese and they made their own sandwiches. Easy they packed at the end of breakfast
- bacon eggs
- veggie scrambles
- potatoes hashbrowns and oatmeal!
It was all good! I love to cook for people!
It served me to serve others!
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