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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One-Pot Breakfast~ Chilaquiles

One of the things that makes camping so magical is that we are removed from the artificial light of our day-to-day existence and our body clocks can settle back into a natural rhythm. People who munch a granola bar while sitting in traffic suddenly rise with the sun and embrace the idea of a breakfast that sets the tone for the day ahead. Pancakes and eggs and bacon are hard to beat. But for this season maybe consider one of our favorite one-pot breakfast: Chilaquiles!

Chilaquiles is an easy camping breakfast idea - crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with eggs. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it's vegetarian, too!

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Daytripping to Wallace

We often have guests ask us for day trip ideas near camp. One of our favorite recommendations is a trip to the historic silver mining town of Wallace. Located a mere 40 minutes east of Camp Coeur D’Alene, Wallace has enough fun to keep every member of the group happy.

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