You’re busy. I get it. You don’t have time for camping. Time is precious and you only have a small window to spare. When we’re tight on time, we’ll head to the mountains to cook and eat our dinner up there, and watch the sun set. It checks all of the boxes: quality time together, outdoors, fire, and tasty evening light. Whenever we do this, we leave feeling refreshed and grateful that we at least made an effort to get out, even if it wasn’t for as long as we hope for. The outdoors is always worth it.
Empower the kids to find (or make) their own roasting sticks! We like to bring sausages that the kids can cook over the fire, and either corn or a salad to pair with it. Dessert is either s’mores with Nutella or a cooked apple. Or, if the kids are really lucky – both.
Take an apple (preferably Granny Smith) and wrap it in foil. Place it over a fire and cook it until it starts to make noise and juice starts dripping out. Set it aside and let cool for 5 minutes. Open, and enjoy! It won’t last long.