As a child I have extremely fond memories of holidays in Weymouth, Brixham and other UK holiday destinations. The thing all these holidays have in common is that we spent them sleeping in a tent! I love camping and am looking forward to taking my two children for a week away in a tent.
There are so many things to think about when considering a camping holiday, such as when and where. We have the added bonus of Thomson Alfresco to help us out with the booking of our camping holiday; whereas, my parents relied on phoning individual camping sites to book.
There is also the whole worry of what to cook when you are camping. Presumably, one of the only ways you can cook while camping is on a lovely camping stove powered by CalorGas. My Mam worked wonders with these things and mealtimes while camping were very indifferent to those at home, it’s no exaggeration that Mam actually succeeded in cooking a Sunday Roast (albeit with sausages) on a 2 ring camping stove. I, on the other hand, am not quite so inventive so would need to adapt a few of my tried and tested recipes for cooking on a camping stove.
This is one I adapted earlier:
Sausage Casserole & Mash (Camping Style)
This recipe uses stock items that you will most definitely have in your tent’s pantry (i.e. the cooler box). You will also need two of your larger camping saucepans.
What you need:
- 8 sausages (cut into bitesized portions – helps them go further you see)
- A few rashers of bacon (chopped into squares)
- 1 onion (peeled & chopped)
- 3 carrots (peeled & chopped)
- 1 tin of baked beans
- A few potatoes (peeled & chopped)
- A little oil or butter
How you make it:
- Part boil the carrots in one of the saucepans, then remove from the boiling water and place to one side.
- Add the potatoes to the already boiling water.
- Heat a little of the oil or butter in the other saucepan and cook the onion, sausages and bacon.
- Add the baked beans and carrots and bring to the boil. Add water, if necessary and reduce the heat and simmer.
- Once the potatoes are soft, grab the ketchup bottle (if you haven’t brought a masher with you) and mash the potatoes with a little butter until smooth.
- When you are ready, dish up the mash and cover with the sausage casserole.
And that is how you make a casserole on a camping stove.