I love camping! I love everything about it. I love getting up early and having a cup of coffee outside before the kids wake up. I love the kids being outside and playing all day long. I love the smell the campfire. But mostly, I love the food. I love camping food, campfire food, camping snacks - you get the idea!
Every summer we go camping with my husband's family. This year we stayed in Pennsylvania, on Hammond Lake. The campground was surrounded by mountains, and it was a quick walk or bike ride to the lake - beautiful!
I could tell you fabulous tales of long hikes, fishing trips and bike rides up mountain roads, but as you can see, (I'm not ashamed to admit), it's all about the food for me. And when we're camping it's no exception. This year there were a total of 20 of us camping, so we spent a lot of time planning our meals, cooking and eating them. Bliss!
The picture below is a typical morning in front of our camper. Breakfast included eggs, bacon, sausages, muffins, hash browns... Needless to say, we never really needed lunch!
Dinners were varied - from steak with shrimp, to burgers and corn. But of course the highlight of the camping trip is always the bonfire after dinner.
We made the usual marshmallows, S'mores and popcorn. But this year we also made two really cute and easy campfire treats.
Frozen Banana Treats
(My Mother-in-Law found this recipe, and the bites were delicious!)
10 oz baking chocolate
1/4 cup peanut butter
Slice bananas into1/2 inch rounds. Place on parchment paper, on a cookie sheet, and freeze for 1 hour.
Spread each round with Peanut butter, and top with another banana slice.
Meanwhile melt Chocolate in Microwave. Melt on medium for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip each banana bite in chocolate, using two forks. Place back on cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
Serve and enjoy!
Banana Boats on the Campfire
1 just-ripe (but still yellow) banana
1 tablespoon mini marshmallows 1 tablespoon chocolate chips