It’s Campfire Day!
Whether you’re planning a camping adventure, or just heading outside for a summer picnic, there are lots of great and simple recipes you can enjoy with family or friends.
Let’s Get Started
Summer is a great time for making yummy camping and picnic recipes! Here are 5 simple recipes to enjoy!
S’mores – A classic s’more is made by melting chocolate and a marshmallow between two pieces of graham cracker. Jazz up your s’mores by adding different kinds of chocolate, marshmallows, fruit, or by swapping out the graham cracker for a cookie, pretzel, or anything else you think might be delicious!
Foil dinner. You can whip up an entire meal without any pots or pans. Wrap your ingredients in foil and cook over a campfire! Visit Ranger Rick for a step-by-step recipe.
Frypan bread. You only need four ingredients- flour, salt, baking powder, and oleomargarine to make bread over a campfire. Check out the full recipe and more with Great American Campout Camping Recipes.
Bird-nest salad. Make a salad that looks like a bird’s nest by using bean sprouts and carrots as twigs, and tomatoes for eggs on top of a bed of lettuce. Get the full recipe from Ranger Rick®.
Ants on a log. Craft this simple snack by spreading peanut butter on a stalk of celery and placing raisins on it to make a line of marching ants. You can also create your own version (see photo above.)
Tips: Be sure to check your local fire ordinances for any restrictions and guidelines. Always have an adult help you practice fire safety.
Document Your Discoveries
- Write your favorite camping recipes in your Nature Notebook.
- Show us your meals on social media by using the hashtag #GreenHour.
Bonus: If you are unable to make a campfire, prepare snacks inside and use your imagination to create a pretend campfire using sticks and dandelions. “Light” your stick by tying a dandelion to one end.
Join this year’s Great American Campout—right in your yard or another nearby place!