A couple things we were really happy we brought:
(Some of these may seem like too much cooking fuss but for us it was nothing.)
Pre-cooked rice and beans. Cooked at home and thrown into a tupperware container. Surprisingly nutritious and easy to heat up (Ok so we have a micro in the RV but in a pan over low heat would work too) Throw a bit of each in a flour tortilla, add a little cheese and a splash of salsa. The only clean up was the empty tupperware.
Playa Chili. Precooked/seasoned some ground beef and put it in a ziplock. Measured out and put chili spices (use your own recipe
) in another ziplock. Pour cans of pinto beans, kidney beans, and other veggies into a pot (drain the bean juices first, your tent mate will appreciate this). Mix in the meat and spices and simmer for 20 minutes. Super easy and filling and if you make your chili hot like I do, kicks serious butt as a chilly evening meal. Really warms you up from the inside. Great for feeding the masses.
But wait...... There's More.
Mac n cheese with tuna. As simple as it sounds and gives you a nice protein to carb ratio. We planned to eat it later in the week but the cravings got the best of us. It left us content, re-energized and ready to party like rock stars. Gotta bring more next year.
Starbucks double shots. Thought we brought too many but went through them like mad. Perfect pick me up any time of day.
Gatoraid, lots of it. 'Nuff said.
Otter Pops. My dry ice let me keep em frozen until Saturday. Very refreshing daytime treat. Lots of smiling faces near the portos and at center camp.
Bloody Mary mix and vodka. MmMmM.. breakfast of champions.
Jerky, nuts and dried banana chips were highly snacky. Could have used some sweet snacks too, maybe some good chocolate this year.
This year we will bring way more mixers and less booze. We couldn't give away our booze but every bar needed mixers.
Those small weber gas grills kick ass. I've had one for 10 years and take it on every camping trip. You can fit 3 of the propane bottles under the lid for transport. I've cooked everything from skirt steaks to tri-tip on it. Maybe not as flavorful as charcoal but a hell of a lot easier to deal with.