It’s well past 8pm and the remainder of our crew has made their way to a secluded campground accessed via boat. The rain has been hammering on and off throughout the day. I look behind me to see a storm brewing in the not so far off distance. We might, if we're lucky have just enough time to unload the gear from the boat and finish setting up camp.
If I’m going on a camping trip longer than a couple days, I like to have one meal that can be easily thrown together in less than half an hour in case of foul weather. Picture trying to grill up a steak in the middle of a torrential down pour.
Huddled under a tarp, we devour a piping hot bowls of chili & corn bread amidst a lightening storm, accompanied by the kind of sideways rain that leaves one side of your body soaking wet. At last the rain slows to steady drip and thunder becomes less abrupt as the storms disappears behind the red canyon walls. We pass around a bottle of Whiskey, because is there anything that washes down a hot meal better than that?
Great Northern Beans
Plain Cream Cheese
Monterey Jack shredded Cheese
Salt & Pepper
The key to success with this meal is prepping. It doesn’t take much extra planning to precook the chicken. If you are limited on time, opt for a shredded rotisserie chicken. Chop your veggies, bell peppers and onion. Grab canned beans, green chilies, and chicken stock and you’re set!