Going camping is a great, fun and relaxing way to be with friends and family.
No stress of making appointments, lines, traffic or dealing with tourist traps & bad service.
You get away from internet, phones and the TV.
Everything is great as long as you have planned ahead! To that end I make a list of all the camping supplies and items that need to be packed each trip. Everything from sleeping bags & pillows to tooth paste & tweezers.
Then the next step that really helps is coming up with a menu and recipe plan.
I do Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu's allowing for some flexibility in what on what day.
Then I prep as much of it a home that I can. Not all food has to be made and assembled on site. Here is the Menu I used this camping trip.
Pancakes & Eggs
Drinks - Milk, Chocolate Milk & Orange Juice
For the pancake mix, I mix my own batch at home pour into a clean squeeze container.
This will last 5 days in your fridge. 3-4 Camping if properly made and kept as cold as possible.
Macaroni & cheese with hot dogs
Hot dogs/Cheese dogs & Brats
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs w/ foiled veggie packs
Other Great Recipes for camping that I didn't use this time
Breakfast Burritos - toss on the coals to warm up
Southwest Soft Tacos
Also here are two sites that have a ton of great Camping Recipes
The Camping Source
Also I bag things into gallon freezer bags. Asthma items, toiletries, dog treats, dog food, bug bites & skin help, allergy & first aid.
Assemble all items before packing to double check that you have everything.