Much planning takes place to offer a balanced and practical menu for the campers and counselors while on the trips. Many dishes have been "invented" while on the trail either by mistake or by taking a chance with the left-overs. Many menu entrées have been packed for trips for more than 80 years.
We send basically two types of trips; canoeing and backpacking. The canoeing trips and the day-hiking trips, because they can carry more and prepare food from cans, have more options.
Some of their items are:
- Bananas, apples or oranges
- Cereal, either hot or granola
- Eggs, hash browns, pancakes, home fries, French toast, Huervos Mooseros
- Peanut butter & Jelly...lots of PB&J
- Tuna Fish Chicken or Turkey Tomatoes and Lettuce
- Egg Salad Sardines (elective) Cheese
- Soup is always on the menu.
- Spaghetti and sauce Macaroni & Cheese
- Chili and beans Corned beef hash
- Tuna-gum-boogie (an FML tuna casserole variation)
- Chicken and noodles Baked Beans & Brown Bread
- "Acadia Delight" (An FML original- Mac & Cheese, SPAM, green beans and diced tomatoes)
- Fresh Stir-Fry T.V. skillet (not so fresh stir-fry)
- Frying pan pizza
- We cook cakes, pies and cinnamon buns in Dutch Ovens or Reflector ovens.
- Canned fruit is always an option.
The backpacking trips may be preparing and eating:
- Granola Granola Bars
- Pancakes Hot Cereal
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Tuna, Chicken, or turkey salad sandwiches
- Raisins, dried fruit and GORP Meat Sticks
- Dried soup
- Cous-cous and dried vegetables Spaghetti and sauce
- Macaroni and Cheese Chili and rice
- Various Freeze-dried products LIPTON dinners
- Dried fruit Popcorn
- Fruit bars Granola bars
Special diets ands menu variations are always considered and packed for vegetarians and others with allergies.