Think your child is a fussy eater? Try this recipe on a campout, and let the fussy eater make his/her own. This really simple recipe is a crowd pleaser, and it is so easy to be successful!
by Leon Pantenburg
I’ve been a Boy Scout cooking merit badge counselor for years, and I really enjoy watching kids go from being totally inept at campfire cooking to near-gourmet proficiency. One mom pulled me aside after a meeting shortly after Mother’s Day.
“Will cooked breakfast for me on Mother’s Day,” she told me proudly. “And it was GOOD!”
And I have to smile when a newcomer parent points out, with some concern, that their son is a fussy eater. My experience is that a healthy appetite, worked up outdoors, can make just about anything taste good. Add to that a campfire, some instruction and a simple recipe, and any kid can create his own delicious dish.
If I had to pick one recipe to start an off grid beginner cook with, it would be this foil wrap cobbler dessert. It is virtually foolproof, and you’d have to work hard to screw it up. Let the newcomer make his own on his first campout, and he’s set up for cooking success.
To the new prepper, learning how to cook with foil over a campfire is a survival technique. If you carry aluminum foil in your emergency gear, as I do, foil cooking can be a skill to combine with your other survival tools.
Top this warm cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and it becomes almost sinfully delicious.
TROOP 18 FOIL WRAP COBBLER
White or yellow cake mix
Pats of butter or margarine
This is a beginner recipe that adapts the time-honored dump cake to foil.
Place several tablespoons of pie filling on the foil, then top with cake mix and pats of butter. Fold the ingredients into the foil and place on the grill. Cook about 10 to 12 minutes on one side, then flip and cook another 5 to 10 minutes.