Camping has been low priority on my family’s travel bucket list. Spending a weekend without electricity or running water and sharing a tent with two very energetic children (one who is not fully potty trained, mind you) seems more stressful than fun. My husband, however, loves camping and has been begging me to plan a camping weekend ever since our daughter was born. A few weeks ago, KOA invited my family to spend a weekend with them. I thought a glamping (glamorous camping) getaway in a deluxe cabin would be a good compromise and a great way to celebrate Father’s Day and our son’s third birthday. My husband does the whole camping thing every year with his buddies and all he talks about afterwards is the food. They may be sleeping on the ground in sweltering heat but they don’t skimp out on breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I wanted to do something similar for our family’s first “camping” trip so I opted for foil packet meals, steak, cupcakes, and of course s’mores.这是koa露营餐和提示我了解到，有助于让这些露营者快乐。
食品和菜单规划koa jlaming getaway的提示
Staples to Pack in the Cooler
Make a list of dishes that can be prepared either ahead of time or prepped quickly at the campsite or cabin. I came up with a menu a week before our KOA trip. Here’s what I brought:
- Meat – Adobo chicken (chicken thighs sprinkled with adobo seasoning), steak, and bacon.
- Fruits and Vegetables – grapes, apples, oranges, green beans, cucumber, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and pre-made Cesar Salad.
- Drinks – water, juice, and milk.
- 其他 - 鸡蛋，蛋糕，果冻，盐，辣椒，橄榄油，黄油，大蒜粉和欧芹，微波爆米花，微波，奶酪，以及预制的铝箔包饭菜。
If you love cooking over a campfire or grill, head outside to prepare breakfast over the fire pit or on the BBQ. If you’re like my family and aren’t the most energetic people first thing in the morning, utilize the griddle pan in the cabin to cook eggs and bacon. Need to get your caffeine fix? There’s a coffee maker in each cabin so mom and dad can have their cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning.
Need some easy foil packet recipes? Here’s two that we put together before our KOA weekend:
- Place frozen or fresh fish fillets on a piece of foil.
- Top with olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon slices, and parsley flakes.
- 库克在烧烤10 - 15分钟。
Sausage & Vegetable Foil Packet Recipe
- Add vegetables. (We used green beans but this recipe works well with many other vegetables like peppers, zucchini, mushrooms etc.)
- Top with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- BBQ烹饪20 - 25分钟。
晚餐是许多人在露营时期待的饭 - 包括我的家人。牛排和adobo鸡肉在火上煮熟 - 美味！我迅速将一些蔬菜箔包（青豆，培根，洋葱，番茄，大蒜粉和橄榄油）汇集在里面，而孩子们看过电视并将他们递给我的丈夫扔在肉旁边的烤架。想让牛排更特别吗？试试草黄油！我用欧芹薄片和大蒜粉。一天晚上我用微波炉在我们六岁的时候制作土豆泥。
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You don’t want to know how the kids reacted when I realized we left the ingredients for s’mores on our kitchen counter. It was bad. Very bad. Clearly we were not the first family to forget this stuff. We ended up buying a s’mores kit, fire wood, fire starter, roasting sticks, and milk from the KOA Kafe. So I forgot more than just s’mores ingredients! This happens when you’re not a regular camper. Thanks KOA for saving the day and keeping meltdowns (mine included) to a minimum. Campfire s’mores is a 1000 times better than those made in a toaster oven or microwave.
Glamping at KOA
I’m still not convinced tent camping is something our family would love, but glamorous camping definitely has the potential to become an annual tradition.Glamping in a deluxe cabin at KOA allows city folk to experience the best of the outdoors with the comforts of home.在烧烤或篝火旁，享用美味的菜肴，花时间在户外游泳，打高尔夫球或在巨型棋盘上玩耍，在一天结束时户身。Steak, cupcakes, s’mores over a campfire, onion rings from KOA Kafe delivered to you by a golf cart, movie under the stars, Wi-Fi, TV, and private bathroom in an air-conditioned cabin – these are the things memorable glamping trips are made of.
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Disclosure: My family received a complimentary stay at KOA via KOA Kampgrounds of America. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Trekaroo.