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Our three Camp Menu staples!

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

Over the past year, Warrick and I have worked on trying new things and figuring out which meals work best for us on our camping trips. It’s one of those things where you need the food to last over longer periods of time but you definitely dont want to skimp on deliciousness and quality.

Every trip there have been three constant staples which have never waned from our menu which form three easy meal ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner.


1. Breakfast: Morning Muesli

Muesli is a great breakfast idea especially if you are someone who enjoys a light meal in the early mornings but also want something that can keep you on the go. There are a number of different types and flavour choices from Woolworths but after trying them all we've decided the Berry muesli is our favourite. Typically Warrick and I will fill two small containers (we like to use the ‘Interlock’ containers from Outdoor Warehouse for their size and usability) with Muesli before heading out on a game drive or on an early morning adventure quickly thrown into a backpack. All you have to do is add milk when ready and you can always spruce up your muesli with some frozen fruit to give it some extra awesomeness!


All you need:

1 x Bag Woolworths Muesli (Berry) - One bag usually lasts the two of us about a week

Milk or Mylk (Almond, Oat, Soya) of your choice

Woolworths frozen Blueberries

Mix together and you're good to go!


2. Lunch/Brunch: Shakshuka (serves 2)

Shakshuka is a fairly new concept for Warrick and I. We learnt about it during lockdown from our amazing lodge chefs who make an incredible Shakshuka. Having the basic ingredients in mind, we set out to make our own version and we’ve been able to create a really simple and easy Shakshuka which can fill you up for the day and is able to be kept for long periods of time, especially for those longer overland trips.

All you need:

1 x tin Woolworths Choice grade Tomato & Onion mix

1 x tin Woolworths Choice grade Baked Beans in tomato sauce (we prefer the smoked tomato flavour)

3 x Woolworths Free-range Eggs

1 x Avocado

1 x Pack of Garlic & Parsley Croutons (Woolworths also have other flavours of these) - for garnish

Salt, Pepper and mixed herbs for flavour


Side note: you can add in your left over meat from the previous night's braai to make it non-vegetarian.

*To keep this more basic for longer trips you can cut out the avocado.

One tin of each will feed two people.

To Make:

All you need to do is pour the tins of baked beans and tomato sauce into a saucepan, add your salt, pepper and mixed herbs for flavour (you can add chilli or any other sauces to spice it up if you like) and then continue to stir the mixture as the water evaporates, bringing the mixture down to a thicker more solid consistancy.

Once the beans and tomato hold as more of a solid, you are then able to open gaps up between the mix in order to add in your eggs. You can let them cook in these open patches but we end up scrambling them in, its definitely not the prettiest meal but we promise it tastes great!

Once all is cooked and ready, you can place your shakshuka into a bowl and then add some avocado (we use half an avo each) with a few Garlic & Parsley croutons crushed over the top for a little crunch. Delicious!


3. Dinner: Perfect Pasta

The two of us LOVE a pasta dish and it’s another great non-perishable food choice for your next camping trip. It has taken us some serious trial and error in testing out different pasta mixes from an array of different supermarkets and brands but its safe to say for us pasta snobs, that weve found the perfect pasta. Thank goodness for Woolies!


All you need:

1 x Bag Woolworths 500g Penne Pasta (we like Penne but you can choose whichever you like. 500g makes for two meals for two people so you can use the bag twice)

1 x Jar of Woolworths Pasta sauce - we have tried a few and love them all, some favourites are:

Creamy Tomato Pancetta, made with italian tomatoes, smoked pancetta and cream

Sundried tomato & Pecorino, made with fresh cream, sun-dried tomatoes & pecorino cheese

Pork Bolognese, made with authentic italian ragu and pork meat.

Cheese - to garnish


*Jars of sauce as well as pasta are great long-life options

To make:

Pour half the 500g bag of Penne pasta into a pot, add water and a touch of salt. Bring to boil and wait until your pasta is cooked to your liking. Drain the water from the pasta and then pour your jar of selected pasta sauce onto the pasta. Stir this in well, heat to desired temperature and youre done! Grate some cheese and sprinkle on top for a delicious perfect pasta - camp style!


 

Now I am definitely no chef, but there we have it! three easy meals to take with you on your next camping trip. It’s always great to share different ideas - so we hope you enjoy! We’d love to hear if you try them out or have any ideas for us to use in future, so please let us know in the comments below or through our instagram page.


Happy cooking!

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