6 Gourmet Camping Foods to Make Your "Glamping" Trip Deliciously Fabulous
If the idea of the great outdoors is terrifying and you don't want to sleep anywhere near bugs, you're probably not well-suited for camping. However, you can still have your fun out in the wilderness if you play your cards right. On Saturday's premiere of The Real Girl's Kitchen (June 13 at 1pm ET), Haylie Duff is taking her friends "glamping," which means there will be running water, delicious food and comfortable beds.
To help inspire your next glamorous weekend retreat, we've come up with some gourmet twists on camp food, from skillet cornbread infused with bacon, beer and cheddar to fish baked in foil (sorry, hot dogs) to classy s'mores in jars. Still nervous about pitching a tent? We also have great menu ideas for camping-movie viewing parties if you'd rather stay in the air conditioning this summer.
Instead of making Jiffy Pop on the campfire, you can eat this sweet and spicy popcorn while watching a movie on an iPad in your tent (or your cabin).
Instead of eating messy corn on the cob, make Haylie Duff's delicious corn bread in your cast iron skillet — it does double duty as a side for dinner and as breakfast the next morning. Bonus points if you slather it with homemade Gorgonzola Butter.
Put a fancy twist on your baked beans with simple ingredients: cannellini beans, olive oil, garlic rosemary and sage. They can slow-cook on the fire while you have your fun in the sun.
Grill up your vegetables and your cheese with these great kebabs from Kelsey Nixon. You can make the spicy avocado-dill dip ahead of time and just keep it in the cooler until you're ready to chow down.
Tomatoes and shallots bring great flavor to this foil-packet-cooked salmon Just set it in a pan over the fire and you'll have a delicious and easy main course that beats hot dogs any day.
Tiffani Thiessen's S'mores in a Jar take the mess out of making the sticky treat, but keep in all of the traditional flavors. You can torch your marshmallows ahead of time or carefully do so next to the fire with your friends. Another fun option is Haylie's Banana Boats, which are grilled and stuffed with melted candy and other treats.