How to Create a Family Camping Menu

Some important items to pack are:

  • Pots and pans
  • Spatula
  • Silverware
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • Electric stove
  • Portable grill
  • Grill brush

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Step 4: Prep as Much as Possible

A great executive chef always has food prepped to improve service times and stress levels. Once you pull out the camping chairs, vacation mode sets in. Before you know it, cutting peppers and onions for skewers is out of the question. So, plan for your camping-induced coma by prepping as much food on your camping menu as possible.

Here are some things you can do to prepare:

  • Chop veggies
  • Marinate meat
  • Put together peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Wash fruit and dice into fruit salad

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Step 5: Stay Organized When Packing

A great chef knows the value of an organized kitchen; and with your cooking space outside, it's even more important for you to have this in place upon arrival. Thus, organization starts with packing.  Some best packing practices include:

  • Label your coolers; this makes it easier to grab food quickly, without digging around each cooler.
  • Put all the food items together when packing the car. This makes it easy to check if you're missing something before heading out. It also improves the unpacking process.

Being executive chef of the camping trip requires a little work now to enjoy a relaxing trip later. With the right planning, prepping and proper packing you'll have a perfect family camping menu.

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