Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Books for Camp What-A-Wonder Campfire Cooking

The theme this week for Wonderopolis' Camp What-A-Wonder is Campfire Cooking.  In preparing for this week's virtual campfire #WonderChat about "campfire cooking," I found some wonderful books with campfire treats in them.  Once again, all of these books were found at my local library.
S'mores Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion by Lisa Adams
If you like s'mores then this book is for you.  Every recipe includes one important s'more ingredient, marshmallows.  Not only does this book have great recipes, but most recipes have a photograph of the food which will have your mouth watering.  The two that I can't wait to try making are Banana Caramel (Hershey's Caramel Kisses, graham cracker, marshmallow and banana slices) and the picture on the cover, Cookie Dough (a marshmallow, 2 soft chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough).  Yum! Yum!

Kids Camp! Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness by Laurie Carlson
Wether you are camping in your backyard or in the wilderness, this book would be a wonderful addition.  The book isn't completely devoted to campfire foods, but there is plenty of yummy sound recipes like, Apple Pocket Pies.  

The Campfire Book by Jane Drake and Ann Love
This book has much more than campfire foods.  The book includes many games to play around the campfire and some wonderful campfire songs, including a section on "jazzing up a sing-along.  There is also a section on "family stories" and ideas for story starters.  This would be a great book for any family camping trip or campfire.
Cooking on a Stick Campfire Recipes for Kids by Linda White
This book includes some great recipes with really fun titles such as, Honey Bear's Delight or Wh-o-o's  Chili.  In addition to child friendly recipes, the book includes some hints to campers such as, what to do if you forget your utensils.

Camp Out! from the Backyard to the Backwoods by Lynn Brunelle
This book covers many camping topics, but chapter 3 is titled, Good Grub Fun Food for Hungry Campfolk.  There are recipes and directions for making such things as Stew for a Crew and Breakfast in a Bag.  My favorite is "Kick-the-Can Ice Cream."  This ice cream is made with a small and large coffee can.  This would be fun to make with kids whether you are camping or not.  

Toasting Marshmallows Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George
The poems in this book would be great to share when sitting around a campfire.  All of the poems are around the "camping" theme. 

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