Three Low Mess Foods That You Should Eat on Your Cabin Camping Adventure
Every year, according to the American Camping Association, 43 million Americans head into the wilds to camp, and why not? Camping gives us the chance to get away from our technology, our work, and all of our other day-to-day stresses.
Increasingly, camping isn’t really about pitching a tent, laying down a sleeping bag, and “roughing it.” Instead, more and more people are turning to cabin and lodge rentals to gain all the benefits of camping, without having to give up their modern luxuries.
That said, cabin life presents its own challenges. Making sure to bring the tools you need for your trip, from river fishing rods to pots and pans for cooking, is crucial to having a successful trip. Knowing what foods you can cook and enjoy without making a huge mess is also important, as many cabin rental services will charge you extra if you leave a mess behind. Whether you’re planning on renting luxury log cabins or something a little more rustic, these simple cabin food ideas can keep your stomach full and your rental clean.
Three Cabin Food Ideas for Keeping Your Belly Full and the Cabin Clean
- Grilled Pizza
- Casseroles, Frittatas, and Soups, Oh My!
- Classic American Breakfast Foods
For the popular foodie website The Kitchn, one of the best cabin food ideas is pizza, particularly grilled pizza. Grilled pizza is great because it can be customized by each of your family members. Further, because you cook it outside on the grill, you don’t have to worry about making a big mess inside your cabin. Of course, if you really want a convenient, mess-free version of pizza, you could just get delivery, but where’s the fun in that?
Unless you rent a luxury cabin, chances are you’re not going to have a dishwasher in the room. That means every dish you dirty is a dish you’re going to have to wash by hand. That’s why Chow recommends making foods that only require one dish to make. Soups, for example, make for really great cabin food ideas, because you can simply toss all of the ingredients in one pot and let them go. Sure, you’re still likely to dirty a knife and a cutting board, but three prep dishes is a lot better than a ton.
Lucky for us all, classic American breakfast foods, like scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, and toast, are made to be eaten in that classic cabin setting. All of these foods require minimal prep, and if you’re careful, you can make them all in the same skillet. Start by toasting your bread in the dry pan. Next, cook the sausage and the bacon, rendering out the fat. Finally, cook your eggs, using the fat from the breakfast meats to flavor your eggs and keep them from sticking to your pan. How perfect is that?
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