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THE SCOUT’S OUTDOOR COOKBOOK
Christine & Tim Conners
In this book of delicious outdoor cooking classics, authors Tim and Christine Conners bring together over three hundred of the favorite recipes of leaders from the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Sometimes wacky, always practical, this book will help the new camp cookie to develop a thorough foundation of basic skills, while providing the experienced chef with plenty of new recipes and techniques to add additional dimension and enjoyment to their outdoor cooking.
The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook emphasizes the best food preparation and techniques currently used in scouting. Thoroughly covered are recipes employing time-tested cooking methods using Dutch ovens, pots and pans, grills, and open fire. Many outstanding no-cook dishes are also provided.
Every recipe was thoroughly tested by the authors, and each is presented using clear and reliable instructions that eliminate guesswork and variability. Preparation steps are sequentially numbered for smooth workflow and for objectively delegating tasks. Equipment lists are provided to ensure that the cook isn’t caught short in the field. The use of challenge levels and icons allow the reader to quickly identify recipes ideal to their unique situation.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all thoroughly covered. And what would scouting be without snacks and desserts? Our large collection will keep your group’s sweet tooth satisfied for years! A wide assortment of bread and drink recipes round out the list. Award winners, historical favorites, and many surprises are sure to please you and your scouts.
Scout cooking produces a lot of food, making the scalable recipes in this cookbook a perfect companion for those challenged with feeding any large group outdoors. If you’ve been tasked with organizing trail maintenance activities, outdoor club events, base camp operations, festivals, fund-raisers, or even backyard parties, you’ll find plenty of options for pleasing the palettes of large crowds.
So indulge your group in camp-tested favorites such as: Flying Pigs in Sleeping Bags, Buckeye Biscuits and Gravy, Scoutcraft Meatloaf, Worm Burgers, Johnny Appleseed Pork Chops, Black Swamp Pasta, Oooey Gooey Extwa Toowy Bwownies, Black Bart’s Salmagundi, Chicken and Varmints, Teenage Sugar Addict Orange Rolls, Barracuda Stroganoff, Jeepers Creepers Dirt Parfait, the World’s Largest S’mores, and hundreds more!
Over coals and campfires, in any locale and in all kinds of weather, scouts gather together to create something special through a shared meal outdoors. With this book, we’re confident you’ll do the same.
About the Authors
Christine and Tim Conners are the authors of Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’ and Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin’, two of the most popular trail cooking books of the past decade.
Christine is a former Girl Scout from her home state of Hawaii. Tim was a Cub Scout during his youth in Ohio, and as an adult, served as Den Leader and Assistant Cubmaster in Georgia’s Coastal Empire Council. At the invitation of the Boy Scouts of America, the Conners recently served as judges for Scouting magazine’s prestigious national camp food cooking contest, a watershed moment that ultimately led to the creation of this book.
Tim and Christine have been testing outdoor foods practically nonstop for over ten years. They are grateful that their four children are wonderfully accustomed to, and generally entertained by, the enormous range of outdoor culinary eccentricities that their parents have brought into the kitchen from the backyard! The Conners family lives in Georgia, where a Dutch oven can often be found warming over coals in the fire pit.
Visit www.booksbyconners.com to find out more about this and other writing projects by Christine and Tim.
Now including a new and improved index!
"A unique cookbook for all campers." Library Journal "Some of [the recipes] are a little wacky, but that's half the fun! The recipes are about good food." The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) "You will love these great outdoor cooking recipes, and so will any other camping fan.... Plenty of recipes for every outdoor cooking situation. "--USAFundraising.com Reviews for Lipsmackin' Backpackin': "Dutch oven, campfire, camp stove and box oven recipes are just some of the many that can be found in this cookbook." Scouting Life
"Authors and avid hikers Christine and Tim Conners have collected and compiled recipes and tips from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Scouting leaders all across the country representing the best in campout cooking for troops large and small. Each tasty recipe is accompanied by easy-to-read information about cooking method, basic essentials, and instructions. Everyone can enjoy healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence . . ." Scouting magazine
On my honor, I will do my best . . .
to prepare great camp food. Campout cooking is about providing sustenance, teaching thoughtfulness and cooperation, and being grateful—not to mention healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence.
This collection of recipes and tips from scouts and scout leaders representing nearly every state in the Union celebrates the best in campout cooking. Whether youre hungering for a Ravenous Scout Leaders Steak Au Gratin, Fire Starter Cider, Jeepers Creepers Dirt Parfait, or anything in between, youll find hundreds of camp-friendly options. Each recipe has been personally tested and approved by the authors and is accompanied by at-a-glance information about cooking method, challenge level, and servings. The Scouts Outdoor Cookbook has you covered, whether you need an introduction to the basic essentials, instructions on cooking in cast iron or cardboard box oven, or a real cookout challenge.
THE SCOUT7;S OUTDOOR COOKBOOK
Christine & Tim Conners
The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook brings together more than 300 outdoor recipes submitted by Scouting folks all over the country and edited and compiled by Tim and Christine Conners, the authors of Lipsmackin' Backpackin' and Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin'. This user-friendly cookbook is aimed at Boy and Girl Scouts and their leaders, but is appropriate for hikers, campers, canoers and kayakers, or anyone else who wants to eat well in the wilderness. Each recipe includes number of servings, a difficulty rating, a list of required equipment, and a handy icon to let the reader see the cooking method (dutch oven, skillet, etc.) at a glance. It's important to note that all of the recipes have been tested and used by Boy and Girl Scouts on campouts and are proven, time-tested favorites. Recipes are laid out with step-by-step, clear, and specific instructions, eliminating the need for guesswork. There are also Using This Book and Recommendations and Tips sections. Instructions on methods of cooking--plank grilling, foil cooking, cooking with cans--are provided where appropriate. There are many classic Dutch oven recipes provided, but also some fun Dutch oven surprises. Other methods include pot cooking, cooking-on-sticks, foil wraps, pie irons, frying pan, lots of no-cooks, and a whole bunch of fun and different methods that kids will love. Recipes include Omelet-in-a-Bag, Sunrise Surprise Coffee Cake, Travelin' Tacos, Croque Monsieur a la Scout, and other delicious creations that are a long, long way from GORP. Christine Conners is a children7;s psychotherapist and a graduate of Outward Bound. Tim Conners is aaircraft propulsion engineer. They live with their four children in Savannah, Georgia.
About the Author
Christine and Tim Conners have been hiking together since they began dating. Marriage and four children later, they're still chasing each other down the trail. Chris, a graduate of Outward Bound, is a children's mental health therapist and psychology instructor. She is currently working on an advanced degree in illustration. Tim is a propulsion engineer specializing in advanced aircraft design.