I love preparing the menus for our camping trips, but I was a bit stumped when I needed to devise a vegetarian menu for whole of the bank holiday without using mushrooms or any citrus or apples!!
After a bit of pondering (and internet research)… this is what I came up with:
stir fry with noodles (why have I never cooked this when camping before? I bought ready prepared packets of vegetable stir fry, some stir in sauce and dried instant noodles – a super fast supper, perfect when you need to eat fast after getting all the tents up!)
pineapple pan pudding (one of my dutch oven staples)
shakshuka (basically eggs poached by simmering them in a tomato sauce)
freshly baked damper bread
Damper bread cooked in the Dutch Oven
macaroni cheese and salad (cooked in the Dutch oven)
dahl and naan bread (dahl is a cheap, easy and tasty Dutch oven meal. The naan toast up quickly on the fire using the Dutch oven’s lid)
blueberry cake (this was my first attempt at blueberry cake in the Dutch oven – I think it was pretty successful and I’d make it again another time)
cabbage griddle, scones egss and beans (cooked on the Primus stove, no time for Dutch ovens before church!)
Cabbage griddle scones
pitta breads with cheese and leftover salad (toasted up on the griddle pan on the primus stove)
sweet potato, butternut squash and bean stew with beer bread (I’d never heard of beer bread before researching for this trip, but it is a delicious, if unhealthy loaf made – as the name would suggest – with beer and drowned in butter as it cooks!)
cinnamon swirl cake (another new recipe for me, served with custard straight from the carton)
Three dutch ovens on the go at once!! Left is the beer bread, having already cooked on the fire, it is having fire just on the top to finish it off. Middle is our vegetable stew and top is the cinnamon butter melting ready to make the pudding!
Ah well, our trip was cut short by our trip to A&E so for Monday we didn’t have what I’d planned, rather we had the emergency cornflakes I’d brought and some of the cereal bars I’d made before we came.
Hope this menu inspires you if you also need to plan a vegetarian trip.