ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL COMING OCT. 10

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for OCT.10

Camp-Land’s 6th Annual Fall Festival will be on  Saturday October 10.  We have a big day planned for the whole family.  Educational seminars of interest to newcomers to RV’ing as well as veterans.  Also, representatives of RV manufacturers will be here to answer your questions.  We have added some new CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS that will be entertaining and informative.  There will be supervised activities for KIDS and a new NATURE PROGRAM that will interest campers of all ages.  And , of course, the ever popular ………

FREE PIG ROAST & LIVE MUSIC

Who doesn’t like a FREE meal, entertainment and a campfire?  There will be plenty of free time to just relax and enjoy the comradery of fellow camping enthusiasts around the campfire.

 WATCH FOR DETAILS OVER THE COMING DAYS

Watch our website and this blog  over the coming days for more details and a complete schedule of the day’s events.

 

CAMP-LAND’S LABOR DAY RV OPEN HOUSE

230 NEW & USED RVs OPEN FOR BROWSING

BETTER THAN AN RV SHOW

ALL DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

FALL CLEARANCE PRICES ON EVERY NEW & USED RV ON OUR LOT

Come browse as long as you like.  We post our ACTUAL SELLING PRICE in every RV on our lot.  See lots of fresh new products we have never had before.  Like lightweight  IMAGINE Travel Trailers by Grand Design, DESTINATION 5th WHEELS FROM WINNEBAGO, JAYCO  WHITE HAWK  Travel Trailers, GRAND DESIGN REFLECTION Travel Trailers, TREND small motorhomes by Winnebago, JAYCO  OCTANE Toy Hauler travel trailers, the new MODEL 29G FOUR WINDS  Class C Motorhome, AND  dozens of other  new 2016 models of all our popular brands.

We have many models in stock that are of special interest to Fall Campers.  Grand Design 5th wheels for example: Reflection, Solitude and Momentum Toy Haulers.  And motorhomes:  The pet-friendly A.C.E. Class A’s, Winnebago A’s and C’s, Four Winds Class C’s and an assortment of small driver-friendly motorhomes from both Winnebago and Four-Winds.  And then there are our small lightweight travel trailers built for two — a wide assortment of Apex travel trailers, Colemans, Winnebago Minnies, Jay Feathers and Jay Flight SLX’s.

And, we haven’t forgotten that families love Fall camping, too.  We have dozens of fresh, new 2016 bunkhouse models.  The proven standbys like the Jayflight 32 BHDS but also some totally new and different models from Grand Design and Jayco.

COME SPEND THE DAY ON SATURDAY SEPT. 5

RV SHOPPING MADE EASY

 

 

AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE STANDINGS AS OF AUGUST 28,2013

TEAM SAYERS REGAINS AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE LEAD

Team Sayers cooks their way back into first place.

Team Sayers went out , and camped at Indiana Beach for the second time  during the Amazing Camp-Land Race.  They cooked and turned in enough recipes to add 85 points to their race total points.

 

Team Sayers leads the race followed by Team Bates,and in third place is Team Bakun.  There is plenty of time left to create camping fun and memories in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

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RECIPES FROM TEAM BATES SUBMITTED JULY 31,2013

Team Bates Loves Pie Iron

Here are the recipes that Team Bates created and consumed while on their camping outing at O’Bannon Woods State park.

Cinnamon Apple Pie in Pie Iron

Ingredients:

(Makes one individual apple pie)

pie iron

Cinnamon and sugar mixed

Can of apple pie filling (one can makes about 4-5 pies)

spreadable butter

Two slices of white bread

 

Butter one side of both pieces of bread. Put butter side down in pie iron. Spoon some apple pie filling onto bread. sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mix over apples to taste. Cover the filling with the other piece of bread butter side up. Close in the iron, and cook over the fire about 3 minutes each side. Check frequently to prevent burning. Cooking time will depend on how hot the fire is. Take pie out when both sides of the bread are golden brown. Put on plate and sprinkle the top with more cinnamon and sugar mix. Enjoy!

Matt and Allison getting ready to cook their Apple Cinnamon Pie.

Matt and Allison getting ready to cook their Apple Cinnamon Pie.

Finished Cinnamon Apple Pie.  Does Team Bates like cinnamon?

Finished Cinnamon Apple Pie. Does Team Bates like cinnamon?

Drunken Irish Marshmallows

 

This is a treat for those 21 and older campers

All you need is a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Marshmallows, cup and fork.

Pour a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream in cup. Cook Marshmallow over the campfire to your liking. Dip Marshmallow in the Bailey’s cup. Make sure you dip the marshmallow in Bailey’s quickly, because if you leave it in too long it will start to break down and melt.  Take it out of cup with a fork and eat! Easy, and delicious!

An adult way to eat marshmallows.

An adult way to eat marshmallows.

I am happy,just a little more cooking and then my reward the Bailey's Cream and a couple marshmallows.

I am happy,just a little more cooking and then my reward the Bailey’s Cream and a couple marshmallows.

Grilled Fish Packets

Ingredients:

Spray butter

Tilapia fillets-one large or two smaller per packet

1 c. fresh green beans – cut into 1 in. pieces

1 medium summer squash – sliced

2 cloves garlic – minced

2 Tb. parsley

1 c. white wine

salt and pepper

1 medium onion chopped (I used onion onion by tastefully simple for onion flavor)

Aluminum foil

(Makes 4 packets)

lay two pieces of foil on top of each other for each packet. Spray center of the foil with spray butter to keep from sticking. In a bowl combine onion, green beans and squash. Add white wine, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Season Tilapia with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the center of the foil. Top the fish with equal parts of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle parsley on top of the vegetables before sealing. Bring the two wide ends of the foil together and fold to seal. Fold the smaller ends of the packet until tightly secured. Leave a little room in packet for steam to form. Grill 10-12 minutes turning once. We cooked these packets on the grill instead of open fire to control the heat better, and not burn the fish. Open packets, and enjoy

Mom,from TEAM BATES, pouring makings of Fish Packet into foil pouch.

Mom,from TEAM BATES, pouring makings of Fish Packet into foil pouch.

That fish cooked with green beans and white wine  makes me hungry.

That fish cooked with green beans and white wine makes me hungry.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches

Ingredients:

(for one breakfast sandwich)

Pie iron

2 pieces of bread

Spreadable butter

Spray  butter

1 egg

1/4 c. breakfast sausage, precooked

1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper

Spray inside of pie iron with spray butter. Butter one side of each pieces of bread with spreadable butter. Place butter side of bread in pie iron. Crack egg and place on the bread (Caution!! make sure you have pie iron level or egg will slide off of bread). Sprinkle sausage over egg. Sprinkle cheese over sausage. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place second piece of bread over the top butter side up, and close the pie iron. Cook in hot coals for about 3 mins on each side. Check frequently because cook time will depend on the heat of the fire. When bread looks toasted on both sides, you are done. Enjoy!

Finished Pie Iron Breakfast.  Eat your heart out, Mc Donalds.

Finished Pie Iron Breakfast. Eat your heart out, Mc Donalds.

Pie Iron Cinnamon Rolls

ingredients:

tube of cinnamon rolls with icing packet included

spray butter

pie irons

Spray the inside of the pie iron and place one cinnamon roll inside. Cook over fire (over the flames, not in the hottest part of the coals or it will burn), and check frequently. When roll is lightly browned on both sides and middle is cooked through they are ready. Put on a plate and add icing on the top. Yum! The kids loved this one for a dessert and breakfast. We had to run to the store during this trip to get more!

Finished pie iron Cinnamon rolls, a breakfast, or snack?

Finished pie iron Cinnamon rolls, a breakfast, or snack?

Walking Tacos

ingredients:

(feeds 4-5 people)

Individual bags of Doritos

1 lb ground beef

2 Tb. Taco seasoning

2/3 c. water

Shredded Cheese (we used a Mexican blend)

Diced Tomatoes

Finely cut lettuce

Sliced Jalapenos

Sour Cream

Salsa

(or any other favorite taco toppings)

Brown the ground beef on camp stove, drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Cook until hot and bubbling. Open bag of Doritos, crunch up the chips inside. Add Meat to the bag. Add cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, Salsa, Jalapenos, etc. Make the walking taco to your liking with whichever toppings you choose! Carefully stir up bag with fork, and eat straight out of the Dorito bag. This was so easy, and fun to make. We may do this every trip!

Walking Taco ready for consumption.

Walking Taco ready for consumption.

 

The Team Bakun Camping Trip : Circumnavigating Lake Michigan

Here are a few of the places visited on this journey.

Team Bakun's journey starts.

Team Bakun’s journey starts.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Island State Park

The park was first established as Mackinac National Park in 1875, which was the second national park established in the United States after Yellowstone National Park. In 1895, it was transferred to state control and reorganized as Mackinac Island State Park, which was the first state park in Michigan. The park contains many important historical and geological features, such as Fort Mackinac, Fort Holmes, other historic buildings, historic sites, limestone caves, and other unique rock formations.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

 A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A beautiful Michigan sunset

A beautiful Michigan sunset

Bells Point Beach

Located on beautiful St. Mary’s River, 1/2 KM east of the Hwy By-Pass. Bell’s Point is the destination of choice for families visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay, Desbarats, and those who stop in while traveling the Trans Canada Highway.

Team Bakun upon arrival  at Bell's Beach

Team Bakun upon arrival at Bell’s Beach

Agawa Canyon

The Agawa Canyon is a shallow canyon located deep in the sparsely populated Algoma District in the                       Canadian province of Ontario. It was created 1.2 billion years ago by faulting along the Canadian Shield  and then enlarged by the erosive action of the Agawa River. The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is only accessible by hiking trail or the Algoma Central Railway, and is located 114 rail miles north west of Sault Ste. Marie.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the  Canadian Wilderness' beauty.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the Canadian Wilderness’ beauty.

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Black Beaver Falls

Black Beaver Falls

 

Wells State Park

 Wells State Park (also known as J.W. Wells State Park) is a state park in the U.S. state of Michigan.

The 678-  acre (2.74 km2) park is located in Menominee County on the shore of Lake Michigan‘s

Green Bay, just south of Cedar River. It is on M-35, roughly midway between Menominee and

Escanaba

The park was established in 1925 through a donation by the children of John Walter Wells, a pioneer lumberman in the area and the mayor of Menominee for three terms beginning in 1893. Many of the park’s buildings, landscaping and water and sewage systems were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Bakun's home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

Bakun’s home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

Marinette County  Historical Museum

Stephenson Isle
Marinette, Wisconsin

The logging museum on Stephenson Island features artifacts of trading posts, Indian culture, logging and lumbering history, farming, fishing, etc. The Evanchek log cabin provides an authentic example of how this  area’s rural pioneer families lived. A recently acquired saw mill found its new home here at the museum in late 2009. In addition to the museum and cabin.

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Map showing general  area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

Map showing general area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

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AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE STANDINGS AS OF JULY 31,2013

TEAM BATES RACES PAST TEAM SAYERS INTO FIRST PLACE

It is still any ones  race to win.

Team Bates Vaulted into the lead, after their camping weekend at O’Bannon Woods State Park, that earned them 58 points. They now lead Team Sayers by 24 points. The teams competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race,sure seem to be having fun. Matt and Allison also learned about fossils at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at  Falls of the OHio State Park

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at Falls of the OHio State Park

Team Bates at entrance to O'BANNON WOODS STATE PARK.  Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates at entrance to O’BANNON WOODS STATE PARK. Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O’Bannon Woods State Park.

Team Activities ,the last weekend of July 2013

Team Bates are traveling far and wide in Indiana

They had fun at O’Bannon Woods State Park and side trip to Falls of the Ohio State Park

Team Bates collected leaves,Matt and Allison did the first artwork submitted in The Amazing Camp-Land Race.  Here is their artwork and leaf collection.  This is what camping is all about.  The teams participating in the Race will always have their memories of this camping season.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home.  Mom's hand?

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home. Mom’s hand?

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison's finished Race logo.

Allison’s finished Race logo.

Allison drawing O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool.

Allison drawing O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool.

O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool  with people ,towels,and chairs.

O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool with people ,towels,and chairs.

Allison showing off leaves collected at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Allison showing off leaves collected at O’Bannon Woods State Park.

NEW DESTINATIONS ADDED TO AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE

Camp at these locations and they are now worth 25 points.

These parks have special bonus points for activities  specified in this Post.

The first park is the Indiana Dunes National Lake shore.   Camp at Dunewood Campground and this will earn you 25 points ,plus the possibility  of Special Bonus Points.  This is an opportunity for the bird watchers to score.  While at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, take pictures of and correctly identify 5 species of birds,you earn 3 points,same as before,but if you find, photograph, and correctly identify more than 5 species you get 3 points for each group of five.  If you take photos of 15 species of birds you will earn 9 points, if they have a “a” or “c” symbol in the column for the time of year when the pictures were taken in the table titled “Birds of the Indiana Dunes A Seasonal Checklist “.  If the bird species has a “u”.”r”,”x”, or “i” then you earn 3 points per species.  The rarity of  the typical bird sightings determines how many bonus points.

The second additional camping location being added to the Destination Parks is Tippecanoe State Park.  If while camping at Tippecanoe State Park, you go and visit Dunn Bridge and take a picture with a teammate wearing the AC Race tee shirt you earn 6 extra bonus points for a total of 9 bonus points.(3 for the normal old bridge picture plus the 6 Special Bonus Points.  Dunn Bridge is in Southern Porter County,In, about 29 miles away from  Tippecanoe  State Park, the park is  near Winamac, IN .

Special Bonus Points can be earned if you play at least nine holes  of Disc Golf, in one session of DG at one of the following parks.  Lemon Lake, Hidden Lake,(Lake County,IN} or Rogers Lakewood Park in Valparaiso,IN.  A picture of your score card ,a picture of you in the Amazing Camp-Land Race shirt while on the Disc Golf Course,and the closest hole# to you when the picture was taken will earn you 9 Special Bonus points.

Additional Recipes From the Amazing Camp-Land Race June 27-30

Member of Team Sayers cooks Breakfast fried Rice at campground In Indiana Beach Resort.

Member of Team Sayers cooks Breakfast fried Rice at campground In Indiana Beach Resort.

Breakfast Fried Rice

 2 c. rice (uncooked)

4 c water

1 ½ c crumbled sausage (6-8 links)

4 eggs

3 Tbsp Sesame Oil

¼ c. Soy sauce

Green onions (optional) chopped – white and green ends

Peas (optional)

Carrot shreds (optional)

 

1.      Cook rice in water until tender (I used 1 boil in bag rice).

2.      While rice is cooking, brown sausage, breaking it into pieces.  When the sausage is browned, drain the grease.

3.      Scramble the eggs in a separate pan or in sausage pan, but do not mix the two yet.

4.      When sausage and eggs are cooked add rice, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, peas, and carrots.  Cook until it is hot about 5 minutes.

5.      Serve and add additional soy sauce to taste.

Serves: 4

Team Sayers member, checking recipe one last time before putting lid on the Dutch Oven..

Team Sayers member, checking recipe one last time before putting lid on the Dutch Oven..

Part of Camping ,the great food.  This is Team Sayers,  Blackberry French Toast.

Part of Camping ,the great food. This is Team Sayers, Blackberry French Toast.

Blackberry French Toast

½# French bread, cubed

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into small cubes

1 # blackberries

8 eggs

1 pint heavy cream

¼ c. sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1.      At home, cut up the French bread and place it in a 300ᴼ oven for 5 minutes.  Then shut off oven and leave the bread in it over night.

2.      Heat up 30 charcoal briquettes.

3.      Place half of the bread in the bottom of the Dutch oven.

4.      Cover with cream cheese cubes, placing evenly around the oven.

5.      Place blackberries over the top, distributing evenly.

6.      Top evenly with the remaining bread cubes.

7.      Beat eggs, sugar, cream, and cinnamon together until well blended.

8.      Pour evenly over bread mixture in Dutch oven.

9.      Place 12 coals under the Dutch oven and 18 coals on the lid of the Dutch oven.

10.  Cook for about 40 minutes or until set.

Serves: 6

A Team Sayers member ,cooking  snake donuts  over the fire.  According to Jill,kids love cooking them because they love eating them for breakfast.

A Team Sayers member ,cooking snake donuts over the fire. According to Jill,kids love cooking them because they love eating them for breakfast.

The fully cooked  Snake Donuts .

The fully cooked Snake Donuts .

Doughnut Snakes

 1 tube of refrigerated biscuits, 8 per tube

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp sugar

4 Tbsp butter

1.      At home, mix cinnamon & sugar together.

2.      Melt butter.

3.      Unroll each biscuit and roll it to form a coil or snake a little thicker then your thumb.

4.      Wrap the biscuit on a skewer or hot dog roasting fork.  It’s best if you make the coil go back and forth on the skewer like a letter S or they tend to fall off.

5.      Cook biscuits about 8” above fire until the dough is browned.

6.      Push biscuit off skewer onto a plate.

7.      Brush biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle generously with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Serves: 3-4

Here are some recipes for those campers who have a fondness for sweets.

Roasting the marshmallows,one of the ingredients  for the adult S'mores.

Roasting the marshmallows,one of the ingredients for the adult S’mores.

An adult S'More.  What's better than Graham crackers,marshmallows,and a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup?  This treat prepared by Team Sayers in the Amazing Camp-Land Race Competition

An adult S’More. What’s better than Graham crackers,marshmallows,and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? This treat prepared by Team Sayers in the Amazing Camp-Land Race Competition

Peaches being added into the Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, by Team Sayers.

Peaches being added into the Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler, by Team Sayers.

The Peach Cobbler,coming out of the Dutch Oven.  Camping what a great thing to do.  Spending time outside with mother Nature, and then having a great dessert like this. What tops this?

The Peach Cobbler,coming out of the Dutch Oven. Camping what a great thing to do. Spending time outside with mother Nature, and then having a great dessert like this. What tops this?

Easy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

 Peaches, 1 large or 2 small cans, drained

1 yellow cake mix, dry

1 can of sprite or 7 up

Butter

Cinnamon

 

1.      Heat about 30 charcoals up.

2.      Line Dutch oven with a liner or parchment paper (to aid in clean up).

3.      Pour in peaches.  Make sure that you have drained the peaches.

4.      Pour in the cake mix and then pour soda over the top.  Stir to mix completely.

5.      Cut butter into pats and place them around the top of the cake mix.

6.      Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.

7.      Place half of charcoal briquettes under Dutch oven and the other half on the top of the lid.

8.      Cook for about 45 minutes.  Rotate lid every 10 minutes.

Serves: 8

Peanut Butter Cup S’more

An adult version of a childhood favorite

 Graham Crackers

Marshmallows

Peanut Butter cups, regular size

1.      Toast marshmallows.

2.      Place peanut butter cup on graham cracker half.

3.      Top with marshmallow and other graham cracker half.

It looks like the cupcakes are ready to come out of the  Dutch Oven.  This is another tasty Dutch Oven dessert prepared by Team Sayers, while participating in the Amazing Camp--Land Race.

It looks like the cupcakes are ready to come out of the Dutch Oven. This is another tasty Dutch Oven dessert prepared by Team Sayers, while participating in the Amazing Camp–Land Race.

Molten Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

 4 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate

1 stick of butter

2 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

1 c. powdered sugar

1/3 c. flour

12 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cupcake liners

1.      Heat up 32 charcoal briquettes.

2.      Melt chocolate and butter in a pan.  Stir until completely melted and well mixed.

3.      Beat the whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and flower with a whisk until well blended.

4.      Gradually add chocolate mixture, beating continuously until well blended.

5.      Line the Dutch oven with the cupcake liners and then place an upside down cookie in each one.

6.      Cover evenly with the batter.

7.      Place 13 coals under the Dutch oven and 19 coals on the lid.

8.      Bake for about 8 minutes or until the edges are firm, but the centers are still soft.

9.      Let them stand for 1 minute, then remove from the Dutch oven carefully with tongs.

10.  Invert the cupcakes and remove the paper liners so that the cookie is on the top.

A little Rain does not stop a determined Team Sayers member from preparing a camping meal at Monticello,IN.

A little Rain does not stop a determined Team Sayers member from preparing a camping meal at Monticello,IN.

Team Sayers member,cutting the biscuit for the monkey bread.

Team Sayers member,cutting the biscuit for the monkey bread.

Anyone ready for the Team Sayer's Monkey Bread?

Anyone ready for the Team Sayer’s Monkey Bread?

Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

2 rolls of refrigerated biscuits, cut in fourths

½ c. sugar

½ c. brown sugar

3 Tbsp cinnamon

1 stick butter

1.      Heat up 26 charcoal briquettes.

2.      At home, mix cinnamon and white sugar.  Put in large plastic baggie.

3.      Cut biscuits into quarters and put them in the baggie with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Shake and coat well.

4.      Line Dutch oven with foil.

5.      Melt butter and then add brown sugar.

6.      Pour butter mixture over biscuits.

7.      Put 10 charcoal briquettes under the Dutch oven and 16 coals on the lid of the Dutch oven.

8.      Bake 35 – 45 minutes.

Serves: 6

2 Baggies a little dance and you have ice cream.

2 Baggies a little dance and you have ice cream.

The finished Ice cream coming out of the baggie.

The finished Ice cream coming out of the baggie.

Zip-loc Baggie Ice Cream

 1 sandwich baggie

1 gallon baggie

½ c. Ice Cream (or Rock) salt

Ice

1 Tbsp Sugar

¼ tsp vanilla

½ c. Milk

1 ½ c. Crushed Ice

In the small baggie, pour milk, sugar, and vanilla.  Close the baggie and place it in the gallon baggie.  Add some crushed ice and rock salt to the large baggie.  Close the top, squeeze the air out, and be careful not to bust the bag.

Shake the bag back and forth so that the ice slushes around the milk baggie.   It takes about 10 minutes for it to firm up.

 

Serves 1  (makes a ½ cup)

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Recipes From the Amazing Camp-Land Race Team Sayers June 27-30 2013

Steak Foil Pack

 1 pound steak

Italian dressing – ½ bottle

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. pepper

2 small onions, diced

1 (8 oz.) package of mushrooms, sliced

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

4 cloves garlic, sliced

4 small potatoes, cubed

¼ c. olive oil

½ c. lemon juice

Foil

1.      At home, cut steak into bite sized pieces and place it in a large zip-loc baggie.

2.      Pour in Italian dressing, garlic powder, and pepper and shake.  Allow the steak to marinade overnight.

3.      Cut up the vegetables and add them to the baggie with the steak.

4.      Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice; then mix well.

5.      Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil and then fold closed.

6.      Double the foil around each pack.

7.      Cook over the campfire until the steak is cooked and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.  Flip it at least once during the cooking.

8.      Carefully remove the pack from the fire with tongs.

9.      Open packet and pour contents onto plate.  Be careful of steam coming out of the packet.

Serves: 4

The finished product, from the Steak Foil Pack.

The finished product, from the Steak Foil Pack.

Chicken and Rice Foil Pack

 Aluminum Foil, Heavy Duty

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2/3 c. uncooked instant rice

Paprika

4 Chicken Breasts (approx.. 4 oz pieces)

1.      Place 1 piece of chicken on foil.   You will place each chicken breast on its own foil.

2.      Mix cream of mushroom soup and rice.

3.      Spoon rice mixture over chicken, equally.

4.      Sprinkle with Paprika.

5.      Seal the foil and place on fire or grill about 6” above fire.

6.      Cook for about 40 minutes; turning once.

Serves: 4

Preparing the Chicken Rice Foil Pack Dinner.

Preparing the Chicken Rice Foil Pack Dinner.

The finished products from the chicken and rice packs cooked over the campfire.

The finished products from the chicken and rice packs cooked over the campfire.

Pie Iron Cuban  Sandwich

Italian bread, slices

Swiss Cheese

Ham, deli

Turkey, deli

Pickles, sliced (like stackers)

Dijon Coarse-Ground Mustard

 

1.      Spray non-stick spray in pie iron sides.

2.      Put Dijon mustard on one side of both pieces of bread.

3.      Place 1 piece of bread in the pie iron, Dijon mustard facing up.

4.      Put cheese on bread.

5.      Layer ham and turkey on next, then pickle.

6.      Put other piece of bread on top, with the Dijon mustard facing down.

7.      Close pie iron.

8.      Cook for about 8 minutes, until bread is lightly toasted.  Turn occasionally.

Putting the Dijon Mustard on the Cuban Sandwich,one of the steps right before cooking.

Putting the Dijon Mustard on the Cuban Sandwich,one of the steps right before cooking.

The Cuban Sandwich ,hot out of the pie or sandwich maker.

The Cuban Sandwich ,hot out of the pie or sandwich maker.

Pie Iron Veggie Melt Sandwich

 Zucchini – rounds – 1/8”

Roasted red pepper, from jar, sliced in strips

Onion, sliced

Garlic

Olive Oil

Tomato, slices

1 Tbsp Basil, dried

Basil, fresh ***

Provolone Cheese

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Pam

Italian Bread slices, to fit pie iron

 

 

1.      Cut up your vegetables.

2.      Sauté the Zucchini, onion, and garlic until tender.

3.      Add roasted red pepper, pepper, salt, and basil to sauté and cook for about 3 more minutes.

4.      Spray pie iron with Pam spray. Place a slice of bread in the iron.

5.      Place a tomato slice on the piece of bread.

6.      Top with the sauté mixture.

7.      Place a slice of cheese on top of the mixture.

8.      Top with the other bread slice; then close iron.

9.      Cook for approximately 8 minutes; flipping occasionally.  Cook until the bread is slightly browned.

*** I place some fresh basil on top of the tomato slice.

The cucumbers being cut for the Veggie Melt by Team Sayers.

The cucumbers being cut for the Veggie Melt by Team Sayers.

The Veggie Melt already to be consumed

The Veggie Melt already to be consumed

 

 

 

An unidentified Team Sayers member, cooking the Steak Foil Pack over the open flames.

An unidentified Team Sayers member, cooking the Steak Foil Pack over the open flames.