We had good intentions to roast some Frankfurters over an open fire followed by some gooey s’mores. However, while the rest of the US is kicking off summer this Memorial Day weekend, Seattle is still debating when summer will begin. The warm spring rains put a damper on our plans, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming and planning for that first camp fire roasted Frankfurter and marshmallow (vegan of course) filled summer nights.
I asked people around the office what they thought a campfire menu should be. Most people just said a roasted Frankfurters and s’mores. Maybe we lacked creativity because when I did a web-search there were gads of ideas ranging from slow cooked Dutch-oven chili, pizza, cobblers, foil-wrapped dinners and the list goes on. Even with all of those great ideas it just seemed right to do something simple; find a nice stick and master the art of a campfire cooked Frank.
Throughout the summer we hope to create some great menus for you and your friends and family to enjoy, whether it be around a fire pit in the backyard, a grill on the porch or a late night throw together quick meal after spending all evening out in the lawn with the warm grass under your feet.
I’ve constructed a rather simple campfire meal, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a Dutch-oven for the campfire…yet. We’d love to see photos of your Memorial Day campfires and the spread of wonderful food you share together. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. May you all have a safe and memorable Memorial Day Weekend!
Menu: (Vegan Campout Menu)
- Field Roast Frankfurters w/ fixins of your choice
- Fruit Salad with spring time berries, watermelon and apples
- Foiled wrapped hobo potatoes
- Foil wrapped asparagus with lemon
Disclaimer: Do not set Frankfurters onto grills before removing the package.