5 Reasons To Go Camping This Fall

5 Reasons To Go Camping This Fall

 

 

  1. Fewer Crowds: The summer traveling buzz is gone! Campgrounds draw in fewer crowds over the fall, so it makes social distancing even easier! The fewer crowds make it easier to enjoy the amenities of the campground, especially with the cooler weather.
  2. Fewer Insects: As temperatures drop, pesky mosquitos and other insects begin to fade away. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors without slapping your ankles every 2 seconds.
  3. Temperature: Hello warm days and cool nights! Perfect for day hiking, and then gathering around the campfire for a s’mores nightcap, and then head back to your cozy heated RV.
  4. Fall Food: Nothing like fall comfort food. After a full day of activities, theres nothing like cooking up a warm meal in your camper!
  5. Thanksgiving Plans: It’s a perfect time to take a break from the bustle of working from home, school, and all the stresses in your life. Getting away for Thanksgiving with loved ones and turning off the technology is a great way to spend the holiday!

Poundcake and Berry Campfire Skillet

Poundcake and Berry Campfire Skillet

 

Need an easy camping dessert? It doesn’t get easier than this Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet Dessert. Just a few simple ingredients and dessert is served.

Recipe and Photos by: Taste&Tell.com

 

Ingredients

  • 1216 oz fresh berries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 lb pound cake
  • 2 Rolo candy bars

Instructions

  1. Combine the berries and the sugar in a bowl and let sit until the juices start to release, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Place a grate over hot coals (or you can use a grill). Add the butter to a 12” cast iron skillet and allow to melt. Cut the pound cake into 1” cubes. Add to the hot skillet and cook, turning often, until all sides are toasted. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Sprinkle the berries over the top of the cake cubes, then sprinkle the Rolos over the top. Cover the skillet with foil and allow to sit until the berries are warm and the chocolate is melting, 5-10 minutes.

 

Campfire Chili Cheesy Mac Skillet

Campfire Chili Cheesy Mac Skillet

close up of a spoon full of cheesy chili mac skillet

Recipe and photo by: www.thekitchenmagpie.com

Ingredients

  •  1 454 g box of elbow macaroni
  •  2 425 g or 14 oz. cans of your favorite chili
  •  5 cups of water
  •  2 cups of shredded old cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven, place the water and the elbow macaroni. Cook until the noodles are done – you may have to add more water. Make sure to stir so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. You can cook this over the fire or a grill.
  2. When the noodles are done the water should be evaporated ( if not, pour it off)  and you can mix in the cans of chili. Heat up again.
  3. When the chili is heated through, sprinkle the cheese on top.
  4. Return to the fire/grill to melt the cheese.
  5. Dig in!