By Lorraine Shoemaker

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One essential aspect of a successful camping experience is delicious, simple meals. There are many interesting options so I deciced to include one for each meal.

 This breakfast recipe has been a favorite at home as well as camping. Before leaving home, precook 1 pound of sausage and chop 1 med onion. Put in plastic baggies for easy storage.  At cook time spray an aluminum foil cooking bag with Pam, sprinkle with salt and pepper (and spices of choice) and add a pat or two of butter to bag. Add the prepared sausage and onions to bag, add 1 bag shredded hashbrowns, 6-8 eggs lightly beaten, and 2 cups of shredded cheese. Close bag and mix by squeezing bag gently. Lay bag flat on medium hot grill. Cook to desired doneness about 10-15 minutes.

For lunch consider this simple pizza. Using flour tortillas, add tomato sauce, and toppings of your choice (leftovers work great) and sprinkle cheese on top. Cook in small frying pan with oil.  These can be customized to each persons taste.

Dinner, after a long hard day of fun, should be hearty and easy to prepare. Make this cowboy casserole recipe even quicker by precooking (at home) 1/2 pound of bacon and crumble, brown hamburger and drain and chop onion. Place  bacon,  burger and onion in a plastic bag for later use.  At cook time, cook onions until translucent, add precooked ingredients, stir in 2 cans of baked beans, and 1/3 cup BBQ sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat  to medium low and place  1 can of buiscuits in a single layer over mixture. Cover and cook about 10 minutes or until done.

The fun part of most camping recipes is that they can be easily altered to fit individual preferences, so be creative and have fun. And after dinner it’s out to the campfire for those all-time favorites-Smores!