It’s true. Food always tastes better when prepared and eaten outdoors. Whether you’re cooking out in a local park or on a camping trip, outdoor cooking offers a relaxing way to gather with family and friends, and share stories and meals with a scenic backdrop.
For a smoother campfire experience, prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Then freeze and store in plastic bags. This will also help keep things cold in the cooler. Aluminum foil serves many purposes. You can wrap meals inside and place on hot coals, use as a grill cover or pot handles, and wad it into a ball to clean the grill. Placing foil or detergent on the outside of your pan helps for after meal cleanups.
Enjoy a recipe and video for making orange muffins over a campfire. You can find more recipes from our Campfire Cooks of MDC Conservationist article. Find recipes for cooking wild edibles and game outdoors including Carp on a Stick, BBQ Wild Turkey and more on our website.