Step-by-Step Camp Menu Planning

Good post on menu planning

Chuck Wagoneer

Menu_Planning_Worksheet_smWhen I’m planning my camp menu, I usually start with how many I’m feeding and how many meals I need to make. For example: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast. The number of people and the number of meals determines my budget. Here in the Northwest, I estimate $5-$7 per person per meal and that seems to work really well.

Next, I note any allergies or dietary restrictions I need to work around. Depending on what it is, I have to decide if it’s something I can just leave out or if I need to plan alternatives.

Next, I assess my equipment and what I think I will need in order to cook in the quantities I need. How big is my propane stove? Will it accommodate large pots or small ones? How many burners will I have? Will I have my Dutch ovens? Can…

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