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Patrol Cooking Tips

posted Feb 28, 2010, 7:21 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 28, 2010, 8:22 PM ]
  • Plan a thoughtful, tasty and nutritious menu.  Great meals equal a great campout!  When it's cold and rainy, you'll get tired of pop-tarts and boiled hot dogs pretty quick.  Use the Patrol Meal Plan form on the Troop website.

  • Work together -- Patrol cooking is exactly that, not everyone standing around watching the cook doing all the work.  Divide up tasks such as preparing and mixing ingredients, and cooking side dishes vs. the main course vs. dessert.  Those who aren't cooking should take care of the cleanup.  But keep in mind, your Grubmaster is the one in charge.

  • Clean up as you go, don't leave a huge mess around your stove and chuckbox that is going to take you an hour to clean up.  For foods such as pasta sauce that leave a lot of residue in pots and bowls, use bread or tortillas to wipe it up and eat it.

  • Cook the right amounts for your Patrol, and eat everything you make!  Easier than cleaning up and packing out messy and wasteful leftovers.  A Scout is Thrifty...

  • Use pot lids or foil to help your food/water heat up faster, but don't leave your burner on full blast -- it wastes gas and burns your food.