Whenever we go camping, we take all the camping essentials and one of those is our camp stove. Okay, it's actually a "Camp Chef" two burner bbq, like this one:
We have a grill box that sits over one of the burners and that is where the grilling of meat and veg occurs.
We also end up taking along a couple of cast iron skillets for everything that does not get grilled. One with low sides for things like eggs and toast and one with high sides for saucy dishes or dishes that have lots of chopped veg, like ginger braised cabbage.
And who would EVER want to be without a good mug of espresso in the morning?! We always take along our stove top espresso pot whenever we travel.
We end up visiting the local grocery store each day of our trip to pick up fresh meat or protein for that day, ice, and eggs for breakfast the next morning.
Having a plan for each meal and remember to take those few spices you CANNOT camp without; for me, they are:
- fresh garlic and ginger
- kosher salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- curry (either Madras or Masala)
- Montreal Steak Spice
What are your go-to meals for camping trips? Are there dishes that work better than others? What are your "essentials of camping"?