I couldn't agree more! Everything is better when your cooking/eating outside when camping and spending to much time cleaning is awful! I'm not what you would call a good cook (maybe not even a cook) but, meal prep is my answer when camping. Having meals and severing ready to warm up makes life simpler and gives you more time enjoying the outdoors.I don’t put a ton into cooking when I use my trailer. We tend to keep it pretty simple. Partly because it’s lot to lug along and partly because I hate cooking inside the trailer (smells linger forever). We also try to keep the meal/ cleanup time to a minimum. We usually have fun things to do after we eat (fishing, beach walk, sit by the fire, etc.) so having to clean up a huge mess is annoying. I cook nearly everything outside on a little Weber Q 2200 which is
doable with only two people.
Chicken/fish fajitas w/ chips and guacomole
Chicken/salmon Caesar salads
Chicken/fish w grilled corn or asparagus
Turkey/veggie burgers w/ chips
Bagels w/ cream cheese
Eggs and toast
Lots of good coffee!
Maybe a couple of bottles of wine and some decent beer .
My wife is also a pescatarian so no steaks, bacon, sausage, etc.. which limits what we cook.
In the end, everything taste better when eaten outside. Especially in a lot of the places you camp. Can’t beat that ambiance!
One favorite that we've been doing is the dehydrated mash potato packages. Handful of different flavors, easy to make, fills you up and does not take a lot of space.