Well, we missed this boat by a couple of days but it’s never too late to celebrate the hiker’s best friend, right? August 26 was National Dog Day! Sorry we missed it, Ezra and Coltrane, we’ll make it up to you!
The folks behind National Dog Day created a list of 50 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day and it’s safe to say that most of these apply to every day, not just one day a year. Somehow they left out “Take your dog on a hike.” Guess we know what suggestions we need to make for next year’s list.
Summer, summer, summer – how’d you fly by so fast? Labor Day weekend is next week (already!), so we’re busy making our menu of camping recipes. To make things easy, put together the foil packets before you leave for the campsite, then just throw them on ice and put them in a cooler. That way you just have to toss the foil packets on the campfire.
It’s easy enough to make some burger patties, stick them in a cooler then head out for the camp ground, but hauling all the fixin’s is when it gets to be a pain. That’s why we love this Stuffed Cheeseburger with Peppers camping recipe… all of the fixin’s are already on the inside! You can fix this on a grill, but when a grill isn’t available, just wrap this stuffed burger in a foil packet and throw it on the campfire.
This burger can have endless options – pair up your favorite cheese(s) and peppers. As the burger cooks, the flavor of the pepper starts to permeate the entire patty, making every bite – from first to last – absolutely delicious. What more can you ask for in a great camping recipe?
SO, when I came across these Cinnamon & Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Tyler Florence, I was intrigued to see how they’d work as a foil packet recipe. Turns out they’re pretty delicious and a super easy camp recipe. Since we like things to have a little bit of a kick, I added in a nice dose of red pepper flakes that cranked the yum-factor up a few more notches. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Place diced sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Stir in honey & olive oil until well coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon and red pepper flakes (if you're using them. Stir again until cinnamon is evenly distributed.
Make a large double-layer of foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray to keep things from sticking.
Place the potato chunks on the foil.
Wrap and seal the aluminum foil. Leave room in the packet to allow air to flow through as it cooks.
Place on hot coals, flip over after 10 minutes. Cook until potatoes have softened (about 20 minutes).
REI created an infographic to detail the ins & outs of the classic s’more… and even included a “S’more Survival Checklist.” Bet you never thought about that, have you? We like this graphic a lot — especially the idea of fresh picked raspberries!
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