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If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that this year my family acquired a new family member. Although we are yet to decide on a name for her, she’s been a huge part of the family since we got her, and is loved SO MUCH by all of us…all for different reasons! I’m talking about our new camp trailer!
Now don’t get me wrong, we love to glamp….but I’ve got two rough and rugged men in my family (yes, that’s counting the 6 year old!) and one of the best parts of having the trailer is that the girls can be as girly and cutesy as possible, and the boys can go exploring and show back up to the camping spot like this……..
Some of my favorite ways to make things cute and functional for our glamping includes:
a darling banner strung on the canopy. I’ve also been known to string some cute white lights around or from tree to tree if we are in a woodsy area. It’s a great way to keep the party going long after the sun has gone down.
a cute wooden crate that can hold all your serving necessities like plates, napkins, utensils etc. It not only is super cute on the table, but it makes it convenient to clean up and put away for each meal.
a large outdoor rug is a MUST. It’s a way to keep the dirt from getting blown around by the food/door to the trailer, plus it gives everyone somewhere to wipe their feet before going inside. Plus, it’s uber cute too!
a super sturdy outdoor table WITH A TABLE CLOTH. Because there’s not a whole lot of convenient ways to clean up spills and such on the table, so having some cute and convenient tablecloths are perfect. Grab some inexpensive ones at Walmart and after each meal all you’ll have to do is roll it up and throw everything away. Then pull out a new one the next time around.
And some of our favorite things to eat while glamping are not the typical camping foods. We LOVE to have pizza….and cooking it is easier than you probably think!! We love to cook with charcoal, and we’ve found 2 different recipes that cook so well with it.
Cooking a pizza while camping:
We have tabletop grill that you can put on top of a camp stove but since we don’t have one, we just place heated charcoal onto a metal cookie sheet and put the grill over the top. Of course, if you have a portable BBQ grill or camp stove they all would work as well!!!!!
First unwrap your Freschetta Brick Oven® pizza and put the pizza on top of your grill and cover. We learned the hard way the first time, it works best to put some foil down FIRST to prevent your pizza from sticking to the grill….lesson learned and now you all know ahead of time!!
Of course, depending on your heat your cook times will vary. But average is about 15 minutes. Once it’s done cooking (the crust will be golden brown!) remove from the grill and put on a cutting board to cut and serve. We grilled up both the pepperoni and the spinach mushroom pizzas and both were a huge hit with everyone we were glamping with.
We also created a yummy and super easy dipping sauce for the pizza.
Italian Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano flakes
Place all of the ingredients into an oven safe bowl. The last 3 minutes that your pizza is cooking on the grill, put your butter next to it to melt. Warm for about 3 minutes or until fully melted. Then stir in all the flavors and serve either brushed on top of your crust or dip your pizza in it.
The other recipe that was even a bigger hit than the pizza (which was super hard to top) was the berry s’mores dip. You guys, I almost didn’t tell people that this one was done cooking because I didn’t want to share…it was so good.
- 1 lb strawberries, diced into small pieces
- 8 chocolate candy bars – broken into small pieces
- 1 bag of regular sized marshmallows
- 1 box Honey Maid graham crackers
Heat about 30-35 briquettes until hot. Pour appraise 15 into a small circle the size of your dutch oven. These will be the ones that the oven sits on top of.
Prep your dutch oven (which we LOVE to cook in), by lining it with foil or use a foil liner. Then sprinkle the chocolate candy bar pieces all around the bottom. layer the strawberries over the top of the chocolate, and then lay your marshmallows over the top in one single layer.
Put the lid on the dutch oven and move it to the circle of briquettes. Pour the remaining 15 over the top of the lid to heat your dip from both sides. Let it melt/cook for about 10 minutes. Check the marshmallows, you know it’ll be done once they are a beautiful golden brown color.
Serve the dip with strips of the Honey Maid graham crackers. Let everyone eat directly out of the dutch oven, or spoon it out into individual servings.
What are your favorite glamping recipes?