Monday, July 7, 2014

Campfire Cookin’

We don’t camp, but do appreciate a nice campfire, so a few years ago we got a small fire pit for the yard. It only gets used a few times in the summer and fall, but it’s nice to have for s’mores when the craving hits.  A couple of weeks ago when my nieces were visiting, we let the kids make their own campfire meal packets for supper and Greg cooked them on the fire pit.

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I sliced up some bell peppers, onion, carrot, baby gold potatoes, added some fresh broccoli and shredded cheese. The chicken breasts were just seasoned with some Misty’s all-purpose seasoning blend (which is DELICIOUS). Each person assembled their own packet, including whichever of the veggies they desired with some chicken, a little drizzle of olive oil and some salt and pepper.

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The cheese was good, but really needed to be added after the packet cooked. Most of it cooked away and just stuck to the foil. We wrapped each of them and they wrote their name on the foil, then Greg tucked them into the fire. They took about 20-ish minutes to get the potatoes done. Everything else was very done by then, but it was moist and flavorful. Everyone enjoyed them and the kids ate all their veggies that night.



Greg enjoyed that meal so much that he requested we do veggie packets for our 4th of July supper. For that night, we had potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and radishes. No meat in the foil since Greg grilled steaks. He cooked the packets on the grill as well. Those were good, but when the veggies cook with the meat they’re a bit more sumptuous.

Of course s’mores will always be the go-to campfire food for us – if there’s fire, there must be marshmallows…





  1. Best summer cooking/eating there can be! Love the whole process, but ummmmm to the S'mores!!!

  2. Hi Tammy I love the colors of the food it looks so good. I found your blog through Rhonda at If You Do Stuff, Stuff Gets done. Looking forward to more posts.


    Cottage Making Mommy

  3. Life is always so fun for the kids at Camp Tammy!


Thanks for sharing!