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Thanksgiving Dinner

#1 User is offline   CAMike 

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:24 PM

Hi All, I am taking the family camping for Thanksgiving in our (new to us) 25RSS. Just curious what others do for Thankksgiving dinners while camping. The oven looks too small to cook a Turkey and I'm not real crazy about dragging along a deep fryer. Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

We take our Big Easy with us all season long. Works great for grilling or roasting.

http://www.charbroil...e-Big-Easy.aspx

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

Simple.

Cook the turkey at home, then cut it up and stick it in the fridge or icebox to be warmed on T-day.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

We have bought just the turkey breast and cooked it in a Dutch oven!! Just the right size with not too many leftovers to find a place for.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:19 AM

Break tradition....Clam Chowder!:birgits_coffee:
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:54 PM

Here is a few web sights I have used for such events maybe you can find something here. They have lots of good ideas for camp out cooking.

http://www.allcampgr...ng-recipes.html

http://recipesource.tripod.com

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,campfire_cooking_in_foil,FF.html

Also you can look for slow cooker recipes.

Some of these sights have Dutch Oven cooking also so I just hope you enjoy looking at them and find some information you can use.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:23 PM

We have gone camping the last 2 years for Thanksgiving with our favorite camping buddies. We have had hook ups and take our electric turkey roaster and cooked the turkey outside! Smells the campground up real nicely!
Wish we were going this year!
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

Well, we ended up buying a Char-Broil big easy Oil-Less turkey fryer. I put it together and seasoned it last weekend. We'll be trying it out next week at camp in Santa Cruz. Thanks for all the advice. Can't wait to get to the beach!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:32 PM

I have smoked my turkey in my gas grill before. Put a pan under the turkey with some water in it and a smoker pack (wood chips that have been soaked in water and then wrapped in aluminum foil with holes poked in it). Worked great and tasted better.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

Weber charcoal grill. Use the indirect heat cooking method.

Grilling a Turkey
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:21 PM

i will be doing a tripod bird with charcoal towers and tinfoil :) on Saturday ................. camping at Pinch pond lancaster, pa :)
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

View Postclarkely, on 22 November 2011 - 03:21 PM, said:

i will be doing a tripod bird with charcoal towers and tinfoil :) on Saturday ................. camping at Pinch pond lancaster, pa :)


That sounds interesting, any links on how it's done? I imagine the tinfoil is used to help with the roasting?
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:45 PM

We've cooked turkey breast in a crockpot. We do a lot of crockpot cooking while we camp so we are always searching for ideas.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:14 PM

Thanks for all the advice. Here is what we ended up with.... great meal and lot's of fun putting it together.


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

We camp at the beach and this will be our first in the 5th wheel. All others have been in a pop up. We always took a Honey Backed ham and a turkey breast. Last year the racoons got the the leftover ham. Wife was pretty pissed about it.
This year I want to fry a turkey but the boss wants to do the ham and breast. Guess who will win.

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