Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite With Camping For Foodies

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite With The Camping For Foodies Family - Camping For Foodies .com

Do you dare attempt a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings at a campsite?  Of course, YES! And, you can do this if you are tent camping or in a big RV motorhome! Join us for our family’s holiday celebration and I’ll share secrets for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at the campsite in our Camping For Foodies style! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite With Camping For Foodies

Have A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite - Camping For Foodies .com

Cooking A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite Is Possible

I say it often … A little organization goes a long way. Follow these steps to make a totally scrumptious traditional Thanksgiving meal without tons of stress! Timing is the biggest challenge when cooking a meal with lots of side dishes and different cooking times and methods so try to get as much prep and cooking out of the way early so you are focusing on just a few time-critical dishes instead of the entire meal preparation feeling chaotic.

Our Thanksgiving Camping Recipes


Upper Crust Apple Pie - Perfect for making in a Dutch Oven, Camp Oven or RV Oven - Camping For Foodies .comMake The Apple Pie First. The hard part about making my Upper Crust Apple Pie first is not eating it as soon as you finish baking it! But, getting the pie done early is best for the timing of your Thanksgiving camping dinner.

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Cranberry And Toasted Almond Spinach Salad - Camping For Foodies .comMake the dressing for the Cranberry And Toasted Almond Spinach Salad Camp Recipe early then toss the dressing with the spinach just before eating. You can actually make this dressing a few days in advance as long as you refrigerate it for storage.

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Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce - Camping For Foodies .comYou are not going to believe how FANTASTIC 4 INGREDIENTS CAN TASTE! This Thanksgiving Camp Meal Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce is a super-simple and fast recipe that actually needs to cool and gel a bit before you serve it so make it early and refrigerate it till you’re ready to eat.

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Foil Packet Grilled Spiced Potatoes - Camping For Foodies .comPrepping these Foil Packet Grilled Spiced Potatoes is fast and easy and can be done well in advance of cooking them. They will cook in about 1/2 hour over a campfire which, by the way, we have going all day long on our Thanksgiving camping trips and I suggest you do too. Keeping the campfire going is great to keep everyone warm and it also makes cooking easy at any time.

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Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Campsite - Camping For Foodies .comNow that you have done as much pre-prep and pre-cooking as possible, it’s time to focus on the Thanksgiving Camp Meal Grilled Turkey. This part is super important … the timing of your turkey depends on the size of your bird and cooking conditions so you are going to have to use a little art and science to determine when you should start cooking your turkey. If you are cooking a previously frozen turkey, make sure it is totally thawed the day before you cook it.

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Dutch Oven Classic Sage Sausage Dressing - Camping For Foodies .comThis Thanksgiving Camp Meal Classic Sage Sausage Dressing can be made in a Dutch oven, camp oven or RV oven so depending on which cooking method you choose, you will need to determine timing on this dish. I like cooking this in a Dutch oven because I have several of them and we can have one camper “assigned” to tend to this side dish wherever they want to hang out around the campsite. Just remember to allow enough time for your charcoal briquettes to get started and heated up to the point of being ready for baking this dish.

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More Helpful Tips For Your Thanksgiving Camping Trip

Easy Tips for a Thanksgiving Camping Trip - Camping For Foodies com 300Check out our other Thanksgiving post for 5 Tips To Make Camping On Thanksgiving An Easy And Fun Tent Or RV Trip where you will find tips for trip planning  and meal planning too!

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Winter RV Camping Tips - RV Camp Throughout The Year And Love It - Camping For Foodies .comIf your Thanksgiving camping trip will take you to colder locations in an RV, check out our Winter RV Camping Tips post!

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Staying Warm Camping In A Tent - Camping For Foodies .comCamping in a tent for your Thanksgiving camping trip? Our Staying Warm Camping In A Tent post is one you don’t want to miss!

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Winter Camping Clothes - Camping For Foodies .comCheck out our Winter Camping Clothes Keep You Toasty post if your Thanksgiving camping trip will be below 78°F … LOL! Yes, I really am that wimpy when it comes to cooler weather because something happened to my body after I moved to Phoenix and began living in 100+++++ degree summers where you can actually bake cookies on the dash of your parked car!  😉

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 Funny Apron Cutting Mat Mat Set Shaker Set Fun Hammock

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No time to look for recipes, create a menu and write a grocery list? No Problem! Get our 3-Day Dutch Oven Camp Menu Plan here!

3-Day Dutch Oven Camp Menu Plan By Camping For Foodies .com

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Kim Hanna

Kim Hanna is the creator of Camping For Foodies®. On her blog, http://www.CampingForFoodies.com, she shares her passion for camping, hiking and cooking as well as living a balanced yet dream-pursuing life. Kim has appeared on several local TV networks, in magazines and at live special events as the ‘Modern Society Weekend Escape Expert’ she has become…inspiring others to unplug from their hectic lives one camp recipe at a time. She believes many adults are so consumed with their 24/7 connected lives that they don’t take time to enjoy nature and live in the moment. Kim gladly issues “permission slips” to adults who request them! She is a contributor to AZ Outdoor Magazine and has her own cooking segment on the Great Food Good Neighbors TV show. Kim is a Christian and lives in Phoenix with her husband and two cats.

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Dinner At The Campsite With Camping For Foodies

  • 21 November, 2013 at 10:24 am
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    I would love to try this with my family but sounds impossible. I’ll look forward to your tips and think about it for next year.

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    • 21 November, 2013 at 1:39 pm
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      It’s much easier than you think Katie! Keep me posted when you decide to do it…you’ll do great!

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