Hearty Desert Breakfast
Easy and fast!!
Take the baggie with the 2 cups of Bisquick in it. Add about a quarter cup of egg mixture,
2 packets of butter or margarine (the kind you get at Kentucky Fried Chicken for your
biscuits), 1 1/4 cup of water. (If you have bananas or blueberries, add them now) Seal the
baggie, making sure all the air is out. Squish it with your hands until thoroughly mixed.
This is a great activity for kids or helpers.
Set up your single burner propane stove. Get out the largest nested pan you have and place
Add 2-4 strips of bacon. Cook and place of paper plate. Leave the bacon fat in the pan.
Open pancake baggie, pour batter in skillet. Flip pancakes (it should make about
8-10). Place on plates. Add butter immediately. (Honey, peanut butter and/or raisins are
Now, pour in the egg mixture. Use spatula to scramble. Divide and add to plates.
Add water and detergent to pan. Place over flame for a couple of minutes to heat it well
and let it sit while you enjoy a delicious hot meal before hitting the trail.
Nutritious, fast and simple for a great start for your Arizona sunshine day!
End of the Trail Supper
You'll find I'm a great fan of one pan cooking. Nutrition is always first on my list.
Hiking takes a fair amount of energy and nothing is worse than running into the
"wall". No, we do NOT eat like this at home! On the trail, however, taste,
quantity and quality are first and foremost.
Set up your trusty Coleman single burner propane stove. Use your biggest nested pan.
Cook 2-4 pieces of bacon (steak, hamburger, ham slices, Spam and baloney work, too) and
place on paper plates. Leave the grease in the pan.
Add 2-4 sliced pre-boiled potatoes, 1/2 cup of pre-chopped onions and garlic and salt and
pepper to taste. When crispy and browned, add to your plates.
Now, add a can of drained beans, more chopped onions and garlic, a couple of packets of
catsup and a packet or two of honey. Heat to bubbling and spoon on plates.
Add water to your pan with a couple of squeezes of detergent and place back on the burner
until it reaches a rapid boil. Turn off and let sit.
You have a fabulous fast meal and literally no mess or clean up.
Enjoy the stars, Saguaro silhouettes and coyote howls!
Trail Snacks and Finger Foods
I know it sounds like an oxymoron but it isn't. One requires a food processor and
needs to be done a day or two ahead of your trip but they are worth the effort! The second
can actually be done at camp.
Chop 1 cup of each of all the dried fruits and place in a mixing bowl: apricots,dates,
raisin, pears and apples. Add 1/4 cup of orange juice and 2 Tablespoons of honey. Mix well
and refrigerate for 2 hours so the juice is absorbed by the fruit. Pat into a buttered
cake pan. Refrigerate another 2 hours. Cut into desired shapes. Lift from pan and roll
into 1 cup of powdered sugar to coat OR Quakers Fast Oats which ever you prefer. Place in
second cake pan and return to the refrigerator overnight. Package 2-3 in, yes, a baggie.
Absolutely delicious and full of vitamin and energy!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. cocoa
3 c. dry oatmeal
3/4 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, and salt together in large saucepan. Boil 1 minute,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir until mixed
well. Drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper.
When cool, stack on plate. If these last till your hike, I'll be surprised! Delicious!!!