Must Have Take-Alongs for Weekend Camping
This weekend sparks the first open season camping weekend, campsites are booked solid across Canada; if you’re lucky and you’re okay with a no electricity tenting site, you might be able to snag a walk-in site at the last minute. Winter has been long and dreary; for many of us we’ve been waiting for May long weekend to arrive to grab the first opportunity to break out those campers or tents and take the family on the road for a a long weekend of hiking, fishing and breakfast around the campfire. To make the most of your camping experience this weekend, be sure you have handy take-along’s in tow.
During the holidays or summer we often get together our extended families and with a love for cooking I can create many different recipes for all the personalities that come along with a large family. Whether it be hard-boiled eggs for the girls lunchbox, a family spread of casseroles or a breakfast large enough for group camping over the fire, eggs are always part of our meals.
Recently I was asked to take on the role of the new BurnBrae Farms Brand Ambassador. I couldn’t be more honoured to represent as an extension of this amazing family-run company and promote a protein product that myself and family love and use faithfully. A product that will be a necessary ingredient in many of our recipes, especially for camp cookouts this summer. As the BurnBrae Farms Ambassador, follow along the #BBFEggs hashtag to join in conversation with me and the BurnBrae Farms Team. Make sure to keep coming back for upcoming BurnBrae Farms features and giveaways!
Must Have Camping Take-Along’s:
- Campfire starter – No need for lighter fluid and wax dipped matches, prepare egg carton fire starters ahead, either a egg carton filled with barbecue briquettes or dryer lint.
- Easy Feeding – Take along pre-made ingredients for campfire meals, such as sliced vegetables and meat portions. Egg Creations makes for the
perfect meal-in-one, no messy egg shells or worrying about eggs not making it to the campsite, just pour in the frying pan over the campfire, cook and serve. For a two-in-one purpose, Egg Creations also make for great freezer packs for the cooler; freeze the unopened carton of Egg Creations, pop it in the cooler on route to your camping destinations and by the next morning you’ll have breakfast ready to go.
- Easy Recipes – Cooking at a campsite doesn’t always have to be basic. Find an easy recipe large enough to feed a group like the Scrambled Egg Breakfast Nachos or the Western Scramble Topped Baked Potatoes, sure to satisfy those hungry campers.
- 4 baking potatoes, well-scrubbed and baked
- 1 carton 500 g Egg Creations™, Original (well shaken)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tsp/2 mL pepper
- 1 tbsp/15 mL butter
- 1 each small onion and green pepper chopped
- 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
- 1 cup/250 mL chopped cooked ham
- 1 cup/250 mL shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup/125 mL chili sauce or mild chunky salsa (optional)
- Sour cream (optional)
- Green onions (optional)
- Whisk the Egg Creations™ with the garlic and pepper until well combined; reserve. Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, chili pepper (if using) and ham to the skillet and cook for 7 minutes or until softened.
- Pour the reserved egg mixture into the skillet and cook, without stirring for 1 minute. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are just set. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the eggs.
- Remove skillet from heat and cover for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Meanwhile, warm the chili sauce in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute.
- Cut an “X” in the baked potatoes and spread the quarters apart. Divide the eggs evenly between the potatoes. Top with chili sauce (if using) and remaining cheese. Garnish with sour cream and green onions (if using).
What will you be taking along camping this summer?
Disclosure: I am a Burnbrae Farms ambassador. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this program however this does not determine my viewpoint. The opinions on this blog are my own.