I was challenged this Labor Day weekend to create some food that could be cooked and enjoyed while camping. Simple enough except there was a major twist…I needed to use items I found at MurphyUSA in the recipes. MurphyUSA, if you don’t know already, is the home of cheap gas…not the usual source of camping food!!!
We (hubby, sir chance and moi) piled into the van right after our sunrise walk and headed to Murphy on our outdoor adventure. On the way we stopped to give to our local firemen collecting for Jerry’s Muscular Distrophy Labor Day telethon. There is still time to give if you haven’t.
We are always tempted by the colorful signs announcing the deals for the week. I love the people who work at my Murphy Express…they are always accommodating to me…the crazy blogger lady!!!
See all of the deals and the tale of our experience below in a slide show about our shopping.
We settled on 2 Hershey Bars (2 for $2,50) for smores, 2 bags of M&M’s ($2.50) for pancakes, 2 bags of Frito-Lay Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips ($6.99) for cheesy potatoes, Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie for snacking and 2 V8 Splash drinks (BOGO). They did not have propane though.
Here is what I made with these:
Campfire M&M’s Pancakes
These are so easy to make ahead and cook on the grill or over the campfire. You just mix them at home, store them in a Mason jar, add wet ingredients at the campsite and enjoy!!! My family loves this meal!!!
2 King size pkgs. M&M’s
2 Cups Bisquick
2 t. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 t. vanilla
Mix dry ingredients and 1 pkg. of M&M’s and place in a quart Mason jar. Seal. Each jar will yield about 7-8 pancakes. When ready to cook, add wet ingredients to Mason jar and let the kids shake, shake, shake!!! I usually beat the eggs and vanilla into the milk before pouring into the jar.
Note: The M&M’s will bleed when the wet mixture is added. That’s just fine as they will taste great when cooked. I usually add a few on top after cooking for color!!! I don’t even use syrup, but the kids do.
Cheesy Campfire Potatoes
This is a great Lactose free recipe that adds the flavor of cheese. It is so easy and they taste amazing!!!
10-12 Red skin potatoes, diced and boiled for 25 minutes
1 Cup Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips
Dice and boil potatoes for 25 minutes. Let cool. Place into a quart Mason jar filling about 3/4 full. While the pan heats over the campfire, have the kids crush the Ruffles in a plastic bag. Pour these over the potatoes and shake until mixed. Fry them in a little oil until crispy and brown.
Note: You could chop up some bacon or ham and add to the potatoes if you must have meat!!!
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