Southwestern Chicken Packets ~ Camp Cooking

Although the thermometer is dipping low in much of the country, dreams of the endless summer continues. Snow outside means making plans for a trip to the lake when the heat index increases. Holiday time with friends and family means checking dates on the calendar to head to camp. And what does heading to camp mean? What’s for dinner? A weekend away seeks easy, delicious dishes, that require little clean-up. Even a full week of holiday will do well with some simple and easy dinner fare after a long day at the lake or exploring.

From our friends at Desert Now Dinner Later we bring you Southwestern Chicken Packets. These simple to prep and easy to cook and the individual packet options allows for different taste preferences. Try them out in your oven this winter and I bet you’ll be bringing them along to camp next year!

These Southwestern Chicken Packets are an easy and delicious tin-foil dinner recipe you can cook with a fire (while camping), on a grill, or in an oven.

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Dutch Oven Chili with Cornbread Topping

Fall has certainly arrived at camp and with it cold nighttime temperatures! Hearty stews and chilis are always a hit during this season and here at Camp CDA the idea of a warming dinner enjoyed around the campfire is why fall camping is our favorite time of year.

Once again we turn to our friends at Fresh off the Grid for their version of an amazing vegetarian chile cooked up in the dutch oven, one of our favorite cooking methods. They add the cornbread directly on top to cook over the chili and it is suddenly a one-dish wonder, one of our other favorite things!

Serving vegetarian chili cooked in a Dutch oven on the campfire

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Camp Cooking~ One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta

As the days are drawing shorter and evenings begin earlier, all signs point to the end of summer.

Here at Camp CDA, we are still going strong as we welcome a nearly full campground most nights but the shorter days turn our thoughts to comfort food.  This month we offer up another pasta dish, but not just any old dish. This recipe comes to us from Slow Roasted Italian’s website and is everything you could want in a meal set at camp. Beyond delicious, this dish is packed full of flavor and is also healthy. The fact that it uses just one pot is icing on the cake. Without further ado, I present a new favorite here at camp.

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