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Old 02-17-2003, 09:26 AM   #1
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Camping Breakfast question

Ok, nothing beats the smell of bacon and eggs hanging over the campground in the morning.

But since we often head out for 6 weeks on the road, I have to confess ... Pam doesn't let me eat bacon and eggs every morning ... something about my health ... but honestly, I think it's just too much of a mess to clean up afterwards.

So, most of the time, for breakfast, I eat a bowl of cereal (high fiber, of course) and a glass of orange juice or a piece of fruit. Pam drinks coffee. I drink tea.

I have to admit ... I have some really fond memories of pouring ice cold milk over my cereal in the early morning mist, listening to the sounds of the campground awakening.

Breakfast, as we all know, is the most important meal.

So what do y'all do for breakfast on the road?

Skip it? Keep it simple? Bring on the bacon?



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Old 02-17-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Do you go out for breakfast?

We do most of our camping, dry camping, in state, provincial, national parks and forests.

But I have noticed that some commercial campgrounds offer pancake breakfasts.

We've never taken advantage of those. Have you?



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Old 02-17-2003, 09:30 AM   #3
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Long ago, when we first started, I told Pam that just because we had a trailer, didn't mean we wouldn't go out to eat.

And we do go out to eat.

But usually not breakfast.

As I said, it's usually a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice.

Simple ... easy ... kind of like our camping style.



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Old 02-17-2003, 01:07 PM   #4
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Bacon and Eggs sometimes Bangers and Pancakes. I like my milk also.



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Old 02-18-2003, 01:07 AM   #5
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Pancakes (cooked more than anyone else would like them) and Barvarian Bratwurst on the Bar-B-Que. Oh ya - Beer and Clamato Juice! (hey -this is camping) :)



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Old 02-18-2003, 07:40 AM   #6
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Breakfast

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper. But camping I only allow myself the deluxe breakfast once every 3 or 4 days (eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast and coffee). The "off" days consist of a warmed, not toasted, bagel, buttered and coffee.

Somewhere in my travels, I bought a loaf of bread made out of english muffin mix. English toast? Nirvana! I've never found it again and I don't remember where I got it.

Perhaps a function of being single, I just can't enjoy breakfast without something to read. Not required for lunch or dinner, but breakfast without reading material just doesn't start the day off right.



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Old 02-18-2003, 09:01 AM   #7
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Steve

>>Somewhere in my travels, I bought a loaf of bread made out of english muffin mix. English toast? Nirvana! I've never found it again and I don't remember where I got it.

Man, don't you just hate that? When you're there, you think you'll never forget, but years later....well, all I can tell you, it has nothing to do with being vintage, only the volume of information stored in the hardrive. ;) That was happening to me even before I became vintage! Guess that's why I don't worry about it now....just get frustrated!



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Old 02-18-2003, 09:04 AM   #8
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>>Pancakes (cooked more than anyone else would like them)

If you mean more well done, then you would have to fight me for them!



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Old 02-18-2003, 09:31 AM   #9
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I must be older than you guys.

I need my fiber.



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Old 02-18-2003, 10:13 AM   #10
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>>Pancakes (cooked more than anyone else would like them)

If you mean more well done, then you would have to fight me for them!
That's what I meant. The good thing about making pancakes on anything other than a regular stove (while camping), is there is a good chance they will get slightly crispy - or as others would say burnt. mm-mm-mm my favorite! :o



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Old 02-18-2003, 10:25 AM   #11
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>>...is there is a good chance they will get slightly crispy - or as others would say burnt. mm-mm-mm my favorite!

WOW! I thought I was the only one that liked them that way.

Traveling without a trailer requires frequent, challenging encounters with restaurant food. Order a waffle VERY Brown, extra, extra crispy and one of two things happen. They either ignore you and you could roll that sucker up like a paper or the waitress comes out appolgizing because she thinks the cook went overboard and burnt it. Yep, she's getting ready to throw it back at him. Thing is that is usually still undercooked and soggy in the middle.

Prefer flapjacks over pancakes for the reason you said.

Glad to know there is more than just me that understands what 'cooking them well done' means. ;)



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Old 02-18-2003, 10:35 AM   #12
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Oops. Wrong picture! ;)
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:37 AM   #13
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Flapjacks

:wave Suz:
That's the first time I've heard that word used since my grandfather. When I spent the weekends, which were very frequent, he always fixed flapjacks. I still don't know if they are pancakes or what. Is the recipe different? Inquiry minds would like to know!
Another reason for going there was, he always gave me a quarter and said "get us each a coke and cho cho bar", then still had a nickel left. Am I dating myself or what?:red :chased
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:39 AM   #14
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Flapjacks

My Swedish grandfather was the same - flapjacks are pancakes to me.



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Old 02-18-2003, 11:13 AM   #15
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Pancakes and Flapjacks

In fact, they probably are the same. In my mind, though, pancakes are a delicate fluffy thing. Like a fine light cake that melts in your mouth, they are cooked to a delicate brown over a medium heat. They have fresh milk and eggs. A flapjack is something that cowboys, surveyors, campers, etc, prepare. They are much thinner and more substantial. They fall somewhere in between a flour tortilla and a pancake. They are made with what you have (which is usually sour milk rather than fresh or even water), eggs if you got um. Could be buckwheat, corn, or a mixture. They are cooked in a hot fry pan til perfect.

Least ways, that's the difference to me.



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Old 02-18-2003, 11:19 AM   #16
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Swedish Pancakes

Swedish Pancakes
Ah, now there is a delicacy. I think of them more like a crepe. Love those rolled with powder sugar and lemon! Yum!

Truly, I think their is a slight difference in all of them. Primarily because of culture and type of ingredients. Some are hard to replicate in other countires.



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Old 02-18-2003, 04:02 PM   #17
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I found this recipe for american Pancakes, on the web. we liked it first try. one day I forgot the oil. still really good, so I now fix them fat free on purpose. then there was the day I forgot the egg. a lot thicker. tasted more like indian frybread. so tried it that way. wasn't bad at all. more tender than the usual frybread. left out the sugar and there was the original frybread. so now I have 4 things I can make from this one recipe. next I need to try whole wheat flour for the fiber. I bet it would work. :thumb



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Old 02-18-2003, 04:09 PM   #18
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Jana, Throw in a tablespoon or three of oat bran...

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Old 02-18-2003, 04:58 PM   #19
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One per month!

My wife says I can have ONE of these a month. But when I'm on the road working, what does she know? (But please don't tell her I said that!)

I love to cook in well-seasoned cast iron. My oval fajita pan is probably my favorite cookin' tool. I warm it slowly, spread about a teaspoon of good olive oil on it and let it get very hot. (The oil should START to smoke.) One one side I put a round six-ounce steak filet. After a couple of minutes, I put two eggs on the other side. When they are "right", I turn the steak and the eggs. Done correctly the eggs will be an even golden brown on the turned side. When the eggs are almost ready, put about a tablespoon of salsa (I like it hot!) on each, and a thin slice of jalapeño pepper cheese on top. Cover the whole skillet with aluminum foil and turn off the stove burner. Wait 'til the cheese has melted and SERVE! This is a breakfast-for-one recipe. What a way to start a busy day! And so-o-o-o healthful, too.

Clean up? A snap. Pour some hot water on the COOLED skillet and scrub with one of those plastic buns. Rinse. Do not, ever, use soap. Average time to get a well-seasoned skillet clean: about thirty seconds.



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Old 02-18-2003, 05:02 PM   #20
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that sound more like supper. steak and eggs. ummm ummm that is good.



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