Some of you may not know that one of my favorite places to spend time with Freddy is on our ranch in Colorado. It’s quiet, refueling, and the best time to be bra and makeup free. Ahhhhhh... And the one thing I have to do nearly every night, is have a bonfire. You would never guess, but there are a ton of different recipes and foods that you can actually cook over a campfire that turn out tasting more amazing than they would in a microwave or an oven, I swear! So, next time you decide to venture outdoors, prep yourself and make these five foods. It’s mega fun and the results are so rewarding!
Popcorn is one of those foods that I can always snack on, and it’s super easy to make over a fire. All you’ll need is some oil, kernels, and heavy-duty foil, about 18 inches of it. Mix the oil and kernels and put them in the center of the foil. Add exotic seasonings like truffle salt, cinnamon sugar, or if you're really feeling cray- use the seasonings from any flavor packets from dried noodle meals. (Like Top Ramen, but without MSG.) Then neatly fold up the edges of the foil so you have a loose pouch around the kernels, leaving room for them to pop! Tie a corner of the pouch to a stick, and leave over the fire until all the kernels have popped!
2. Bagel Bites
If you're bonfiring with kids, this is a fan fave. Kids freakin’ love bagel bites and I love a kid who's not bitching about food. Grab a box of frozen bagel bites, (organic or gluten free versions at your local Whole Foods), stick the end of a wire hanger into one or two, and then let them sit over the fire until the cheese is melted and the crusts are golden. Best to let the Bagel Bite thaw to pierce through the dough and cook bites facing up.
3. Pigs In A Blanket
Pigs in a blanket! Yum! Like the bagel bites, you’ll want these to come frozen. Hold these over a fire like you would with a S’more, and then you’re done!
4. Banana Split
I know what you’re thinking - don’t banana splits have ice cream? They do! But this one doesn’t so just bare with me. Cut a peeled banana down the middle, creating an opening down the length of the nana. Stuff all your favorite things in there, like chocolate and peanut butter chips, coconut, whatever you’re feeling! Stick a wire hanger into the side and let the chocolate melt before your eyes. OR wrap it in foil and stick it directly on the coals. Grab a spoon and dig in! Mmmmm...
So, this is one of the more obscure recipes but it’s SO cool how it’s make. Cut the top off of an orange, leaving you enough room at the top to dig out the insides (save these for a smoothie). Pour cake batter in (chocolate or vanilla?) and then let it sit over a fire on a stick or hanger like the rest of the recipes. Eventually, the batter will cook inside of the orange and leave a nice, moist cake inside for you to dig into. If you’re confused by those directions (I’ll admit I was confused writing them) just follow this link to learn how to get your cake cake cake.
What are some recipes you like to make over a fire? Tell me! I want to try them the next time we’re in Colorado!