Here’s a recipe for gourmet smores that you can make while camping:
Chocolate bars (choose your favorite kind)
Bamboo skewers or sticks for roasting
Optional: Nutella, peanut butter, sliced fruit, caramel sauce, cookie butter, or other spreads and toppings
Build a fire in your campsite or heat up your camp stove. If using a stove, you’ll need a pan or griddle to roast the marshmallows.
Skewer a marshmallow and roast it over the fire or on the stove until it’s golden brown and gooey. If using a stove, you may need to use a kitchen torch to get the desired level of toasting.
While the marshmallow is roasting, prepare your graham crackers and chocolate. Break the graham crackers into squares and place a chocolate bar on top of one of the squares.
Once the marshmallow is roasted to your liking, place it on top of the chocolate and graham cracker square.
Place another graham cracker square on top of the marshmallow to make a sandwich.
Optional: Spread a layer of Nutella, peanut butter, cookie butter, or another spread over one of the graham cracker squares before assembling the smore. You can also add slices of fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, or drizzle with caramel sauce for an extra special treat.
Enjoy your gourmet smores while they’re still warm!
Start a campfire and let it burn down to a bed of hot coals.
Heat a little oil over the coals in a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
Add the beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides.
Add the onions, carrots, celery, and potato to the pot and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
Pour in the beef broth, red wine, and tomato paste. Add the thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf—season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for 1-2 hours or until the beef is tender.
Remove the bay leaf and serve the stew hot. Enjoy!
Note: You can also add other vegetables to the stew, such as peas, green beans, or bell peppers. If you want a thicker stew, you can mix together a little flour and water to create a slurry and stir it into the stew to thicken it up.