Tag Archives: Camping with kids

Poll: Favorite Camping Spot in the Kamloops Area?

Camping with the family is a great way to get outdoors, unplug and relax with the family. We’d like to know what is your favorite camping spot in the Kamloops area?

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Camping Meals: Chipotle Beef Stew

I first made this chipotle beef stew while camping up at Jasper National Park back in 2012.

It’s now a favorite of our family and we make it almost each time we head out on a camping trip!

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Ingredients:

1 tsp chipotle salsa OR 1 tsp chipotle chili seasoning
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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Camping Meals: Lasagna

Camping is a big part of our summers, and planning our meals before leaving home translates into less waste, healthier options and more interesting meals! Since we only use a pot and skillet to cook our meals while camping, I figured any recipe using an oven was out, until I discovered this recipe for Skillet Lasagna from the Dirty Gourmet.

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Ingredients

  • oil (or butter)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 pound mozzarella, sliced
  • 6 sheets of lasagna noodles (the no cook ones work best for this recipe, but I have used the other kind and boiled, strained, rolled the noodles before leaving home to bring with us)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach (I use whatever greens we have on hand, usually kale that has been removed from the rib and shredded)
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

BTDT – Camping Tips

This month, our Been There Done That squad answers the question:

What are some tips for camping with children that you can provide?

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!