You love everything about camping and the great outdoors — the plants, the animals, the quiet, the stars in the sky. When you’re stuck indoors because of weather, work or time, you can still bring some of your favorite aspects of camping to your home. One of the easiest and most fun ways to do this is with your favorite camping recipes. You don’t need a roaring fire, but just a few tricks to make a delicious meal.
You don’t need a campfire to get a delicious, outdoor-inspired breakfast. If you want to go for a classic, like pancakes, a cast iron skillet will be your new best friend. These skillets retain their heat and provide a nice, even cook to every dish, meaning you can make pancake after pancake without having to wait for the pan to rebound its temperature. Cast iron also is a great choice because it retains the flavors of oil, butter and grease when you season the pan. You can easily use a cast iron skillet on your stove top at home (or put it in the oven for baked dishes). An outdoors store will carry a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which will help you choose the right skillet for your home and camping trips. Now, for your pancakes, you’re going to want to add some fresh butter before every serving to keep that rich flavor. Check out Fresh off the Grid for a full recipe. [Read more…]