It’s that time of year! Can you believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday? While you’re gearing up to eat all the turkey and stuffing you can muster, we’re bringing you the quintessential foods for a Friendsgiving party at your RV campsite. Invite your loved ones, campground neighbors and throw a bash with these delicious dishes. With this light menu, you’ll leave enough room for your Thursday Thanksgiving feast. We promise your guests will love our list.
Try an autumn soup! From butternut squash to tomato, there are tons of fall soup options that are delicious when enjoying the outdoors. You can opt for a homemade or go the store-bought route. Either way the cooking is very simple. Just heat your soup up over your fire, stir every few minutes, add yummy croutons and seasoning and enjoy!
When eating outside during the chilly months, warm bread is a quintessential go to. This friendsgiving make easy sides with toasted french bread over the fire. This is a great option that is as equally delicious as it is filling. If you’re feeling fancy, add butter and rosemary for a tasty touch. If you don’t have butter, opt for a small bowl of vinegar and olive oil for dipping! Your bread will make a great dipping utensil for your soup.
Who says everything has to be homemade? Often times, camping is the perfect time to relax, take in the vistas and not worry too much about food preparation. Take this opportunity to purchase a local pastry (or two) or try the local pie shop in the town you’re passing through. This is a great way to let your guests enjoy the local sweet flavors without leaving the campsite.
Have kiddos around and want to find an enjoyable way to include them in the cooking process? Opt for a DIY activity like making caramel apples! If you don’t have any skewers lying around, no need to fret. Walk around your campsite and have you and your kids scope out some sturdy wooden sticks to hold the apples up. Not only does this look incredibly adorable for autumn, but it’s a great way to use your surrounding resources and to have less clean-up!
Top off your dinner with store-bought cider. Warm the cider over the fire, add in a cinnamon stick for additional flavor (and a little Schnapps for the adults). This is a delicious and warming drink that you can sip on all evening around the campfire.
Are you traveling this winter and want to get out and hike but you’re not completely ready to embrace the cold? Check out our list of 10 Insanely Beautiful Hikes Under 5 Miles Across the U.S.A. Do you have a favorite short hike you’d like to share? Leave us a note in the comment section below on where you’ll be exploring this winter.