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How something so simple makes things so easy 
Jun. 15, 2014 4:40 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2014 8:22 am

I recently took my girl scouts on a campout. We planned to stay in Covered Wagons! Cool, right? Yep until my girls discovered we would be roughing it. Outdoor latrines, no running water and most of all cooking over the fire only. 139

My girls and I were up to the task. We set out to create our menu. Friday night dinner was hot dogs and s’mores. Saturday for breakfast,  scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and toast. Lunch was intended to be cold lunchmeat sandwiches but we quickly decided we wanted them hot. Dinner Saturday night consisted of chicken and pepper packets and cheesy potatoes.

We had so much fun cooking over the fire that we ended up doing just about everything over the fire, snacks and all.

Reynolds wrap made many of our meals so much easier! For breakfast we were able to toast our bread over the fire on a grate covered with foil. How great is that.






Lunch that day we decided to put our cold lunch meat sandwiches in Reynolds Wrap and lay them on the hot embers. 10 minutes on each side and we had a great hot super sandwich. No pictures here unfortunately… we were hungry!!!

For dinner we once again turned to Reynolds wrap for more Meal Magic. We placed our chicken and peppers into a square of non stick foil and folded it up into a pocket. We followed suit with our potatoes, a pat of butter and some bacon pieces. These packets came together so easily and cooked up in a half hour!


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By the time we left camp, my girls and I were much more confident in our fire cooking abilities! I am looking forward to experimenting more with Reynolds Wrap. You can find the Reynolds® recipe collection by following this link :


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Jun. 15, 2014 7:14 pm
How I wish I had that nonstick foil back in the days my kids were camping! It really is the most ingenious invention. Looks like you all had fun.
Jun. 16, 2014 12:45 pm
You are making great memories!
Jun. 17, 2014 7:33 am
It was a blast BSM! I hope I am teaching the girls stuff that is helpful in their future!
Jun. 17, 2014 7:34 am
That is for sure Bibi. I hope someday they look back on these times and remember me and everything I taught them!
Jun. 17, 2014 8:22 am
Great blog and photos Carrie. Looks like everyone had a great time.
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Carrie C.

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About Me
I have been married since 1995 and have 3 children. I started really cooking after I got married. I love hearing how great my cooking is. My kids are my best complimenters. I love talking to people about cooking and food! I have turned many non-cookers into cooks. My closest friend, for the longest time thought that baking a plain chicken breast was gourmet at its finest. I subscribed her to Taste of Home and introduced her to Allrecipes and now she cooks up a storm and its actually edible!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking most anything. During tomato season my favorite thing would be spaghetti sauce. During the Fall, I really enjoy soup and at the holidays it would be the pies and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At the holidays I have always helped my mom do the baking. It wasn't until the last few years that I realized how much I truly enjoy this. I am trying to engage my children more in the kitchen. I am not always the most tolerant when it comes to this but I am making a great effort to include them. I am hoping that some day they will remember the time they spent with me in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I made pies for Christmas one year at my In-laws house, it was great. Everyone raved and compared me to my husbands grandma, who passed away a couple of years ago. She was a truly fantastic cook and to be compared to her was wonderful.
My cooking tragedies
I remember trying to make a Pineapple Chicken dish when I was 16 for me and my brother. It was awful. The taste just wasn't right and the rice was undercooked. Needless to say the trash got more to eat than we did.
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