Campfire Celebration Breakfast

I seriously want to go camping! I’ve been talking about it a lot. Take the truck and a tent, cook a real meal outside, hit the road, and do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Or better yet, go back to Vancouver or Booth Trail and this time go even further and spend the night. The Summer’s not over… so it still may happen. 🙂

But life gets busy, and instead of camping last weekend, I made a campfire skillet breakfast to celebrate Father’s Day at the house. It was a breakfast exactly like my father-in-law Fritz would make—in a cast iron skillet, too—just like the ones we used on camping trips in our younger days.

Campfire Potatoes and Sweet Onions

5 Idaho potatoes, sliced
2 sweet onions, sliced
Vegetable oil
Salt & pepper

1. Line the bottom of a cast iron skillet with vegetable oil. Place over medium/ high heat. When oil responds to one slice place the rest in a single layer.

2. Add onions.

3. Flip and cook until golden brown. Serve with bacon and eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

If you love camping and love breakfast, then you’re going to love this! It’s enough for a small army, so wait til your kids come home and bring their friends and make a breakfast feast. You can adjust the amounts to feed your crew, you… or just two!

The skillet is heavy, so you may want to make these when you park your truck and pop your tent right next to it, or get a lightweight skillet made for camping. I love to treat myself with a super satisfying, calorie-dense meal before hitting the trails. Some camping trips, like Booth Falls Trail, it’s better to bring prepackaged food which is a lot easier to carry, but not as satiating.

Campfire it up on the road… or at home (like me)! You don’t have to wait for a camping trip to make s’mores, have a big ol’ watermelon out on the porch, or make these kick-ass Potatoes and Onions! 🏕🍳⛺️

However you do your dreams—sometimes full out or sometimes a lil’ of this and a lil’ of that—do something FUN that you love. No matter what. It keeps life interesting.

We fortunately went to beautiful San Francisco for a conference this weekend, so I was able to get a bit of my camping wishes fulfilled. I went sightseeing and on a splendid hike to Muir Woods to see the ancient Redwood Trees. It was lovely… but a real deal camp-out is soon to be!