Meal Planning Monday ~ Happy Campers


            This week’s post is by Leah Kelley.

          It’s summertime and for many of us, that means camping.  I love to camp!  And I do the “real” camping in a tent – no RV for this outdoor girl!   My husband and I are planning a family camping trip this summer, once it cools down a bit.  It’s been super-hot here in the Cincinnati area and I am not a hot weather person.  One of the best parts of “roughing it” is food cooked over the campfire!  I did some searching on Pinterest and found some unconventional campfire recipes.  Sure, you can cook the traditional hot dogs, hamburgers, and s’mores, but mixing in a little variety will make for some very happy campers.

Campfire Monkey Bread ~ I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t monkey bread only made at home?”  Nope.  Just check out this recipe; it’s easy and looks delicious!

Foil Packets ~ These are awesome!  You can pretty much put any combination of meat and veggies in foil packets to cook on your campfire.  Here are some great recipe variations:

Breakfast Over a Campfire ~ Yes please!  I love breakfast and I love campfires!  Put the two together and this girl is in love.

Pizza over a Fire~ Crazy, huh?!


Fried Biscuits (Thanks to for the recipe.)

You don’t need an oven for this Southern breakfast favorite.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


1 Large can of biscuits
1/2 stick of butter or margarine

1. Add a teaspoon of butter in a pan, moving it around and allowing the butter to coat the bottom of the pan.
2. Slice the biscuits in half and place them in the pan.  Make sure that you don’t overcrowd the pan.
3. Cook over a low fire for about 5 minutes on each side.