In my great search I found two websites that contain a huge variety of camping recipes.
The first one I found was Chuck Wagon Diner http://www.chuckwagondiner.com/ from campfire recipes to foil recipes including breakfast ones, too. You can even submit your own recipes.
One of their simple campfire recipes that your children can help create is:
Campfire Stew (also known as Hobo Packs)
2 lbs. ground beef
2 large onions, cut in pieces
potatoes, cut in chunks – as much as you like!
1 lb. baby carrots
salt and pepper
The Novotnys also add in zucchini squash along with some garlic seasoning.
Directions:Cut pieces of heavy duty aluminum foil for several packets. Make little balls of ground beef and place on foil. Add onions, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, and anything else you choose to include. Wrap up packets very tightly and place on grid over fire. They will take about 30 minutes or longer, depending on the fire.
You can save time by cutting up your veggies and potatoes at home before you leave!
Chuck wagon diner has a cookbook filled with camping recipes. If you are a camping family then this is a must-have cookbook for you. You can order your copy at https://secure.agsinternet.com/chuckwagondiner/
The second website I found was at Razzel Dazzel Recipes http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/camping-recipes/main-dish-recipes.htm. It, too, was full of great recipes for the camping family .
One extremely simple recipe I found on this site that your kids can also help in the creation of is:
4 pieces pita bread
2 cups pizza sauce (1/2 cup per pita)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (1/2 cup per pita)
Toppings of your choice: mushrooms, green bell peppers, pre-cooked sausage, pepperoni, etc.
Heavy-Duty aluminum foil
Directions: Slice pita bread three quarters of the way through. Spread pizza sauce on the bottom layer of the pita bread. Put in toppings and top with cheese.
Close pita and wrap with foil. Cook over coals until hot (approximately 20 minutes).
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