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Campfire dinners are sausage, vegetables, and seasonings, cooked in foil in the coals from a campfire (or baked in the oven). Oh so fun and delicious!
I just got home from an amazing camping trip. Like seriously so much fun. I was in Salmon, Idaho, and camping right on the river.
It was very last minute, we kind of just decided to go, and left a few hours later. And we had a blast.
My husband had to work, but I took 3 of my 4 kids (the youngest stayed with Grandma), and 2 of my younger brothers, and my Dad.
The kids loved having Grandpa along, and I really enjoyed unplugging for the week.
I rarely take time away from my computer, but I did, I only took my phone so I could get a hold of the hubby, and to take photos of all the fun we had since I didn’t want to risk ruining my DSLR.
And we sure had fun:
We got to do some white water rafting.
Some tubing down the river.
We also did some campfire cooking!
- Sausage Links: any flavor that is your favorite.
- Frozen Vegetables: we love the stir fry vegetable pack. What is your favorite?
- Steak Seasoning: Walmart has a great value steak seasoning that we love.
- Aluminum foil: just enough to wrap around your dinner.
Can you make foil packets ahead?! Yes!
These are perfect for making ahead of time. Since this was a spur of the moment camping trip I didn’t have time to make ahead. But these are perfect to prepare and make for your next overnighter.
It is so simple to make and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. For a quicker way, precook everything and add them into a foil packet, sealing it tightly.
If you need to cook it on the fire camping, then just add the mixture to the foil and bake over the coals when you arrive.
It will take a little longer but still have the great overall flavor and taste.
Staying in Touch the EZPZ Way!!
I loved having my phone to take photos, and keep in touch with family despite being way out in the boonies. And I loved that my kids had their phone so they could stay entertained on the drive, and could have a little freedom on the trip. It made the 6 hours in the car fly by!
It is so nice to have Walmart Family Mobile, which is $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data.
It is great service at an affordable price, and something I could count on for this trip.
I also really appreciate the inexpensive phones, as my kids are not always very careful with them. Especailly when they are out in the mountains.
I bought my phone at Walmart, and they start at just $29.88. But they offer a wide range of phones and prices, so you can get smart phones that take awesome pictures, or simple phones that are perfect for younger kids.
Travel, Parent, Eat!
Anyway, I absolutely love taking trips, impromptu or otherwise, and our less hectic summer schedules allows for a little more flexibility to do this.
In fact, we have another fun trip planned, and I can’t wait to share more of the details of it, but first I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes from the trip- Campfire Dinners!
One of my favorite meals while we were camping were these campfire dinners. They are just a frozen vegetable blend, some turkey sausage, and a little seasoning.
They are easy to throw together, with very little work required, which is nice when you don’t have a kitchen to work in, and they are totally satisfying after a day having fun in the sun.
Plus they are super easy to customize. I used Turkey Sausage and a Northwest Veggie Blend, but you could use ground beef, potatoes, and corn. Or chicken (cook longer), and garden veggies.
The possibilities are endless.
Just mix up your veggies and turkey sausage.
Then add your seasoning. I used a Chicago Steak Seasoning.
Then seal into a pouch, and put in your coals left from a campfire for 20-25 minutes, or bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
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- 3 Sausage Links Turkey
- 1 14.5 ounce frozen vegetables package of Northwest veggie blend
- 1 Tbs steak seasoning "Chicago"
- Mix vegetables and turkey sausage together.
- Sprinkle seasoning on top
- Pour onto a piece of aluminum foil, and seal up into a pouch.
- Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, or put in coals of a fire, and cook until fragrant, about 20-25 minutes.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Where are you traveling to this summer and how can Walmart Family Mobile help you with your trips? Leave a comment and let me know! Then head to Walmart and take advantage of the low prices on phones, and this great family friendly mobile service.