WHILE ON THE ROAD GETTING UP IN THE MORNING EITHER GOES ONE OF TWO WAYS;
- You are rushed and in a hurry to pack quickly and get going to your next destination.
- You are happily parked, set up for a few nights stay and are looking forward to a relaxed morning with no fuss.
In both situations making breakfast often seems like a tedious task, but folks let’s not forget it is the most important meal of the day! During our glamping adventures it took us only one morning to realize energy bars just weren’t going to cut it as a breakfast meal. The next morning having learned our lesson from the previous day, we searched our mini fridge for left overs.
WE DISCOVERED FOUR ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR A HEARTY BREAKFAST.
- Planning breakfast can be hard as many of the normal breakfast ingredients include dairy which you usually want to stay away from in a glamping situation. What we did was buy a small carton of milk the night before either from the grocery store or if you’re lucky your high-end campsite will have a small convenience store. Remember, a little bit of milk can go a long way.
- We bought eggs. Eggs can be stored in a chilled area, therefore as long as you turn on your fridge for at least 6 hours a day (usually when you’re sleeping), eggs should be fine.
- Protein. In our case we had bought some local bacon from a small grocery store, Shells Cafe . However, any meat works as breakfast material; sausage, beef, turkey, etc.
- The last and maybe most crucial ingredient- bread. The night before we hoarded some Irish soda bread from the restaurant we ate lunch in, most popular bread in Ireland, and stored it away knowing it would come in handy. Sure enough, the soda bread acted as our toast.
While the ingredients may seem like the easiest part I promise the cooking is not a tedious task either. You only need to use one frying pan, which makes cleaning easy! Butter your bread and toast it on the frying pan first. Then fully cook the bacon. Cook the bacon or meat before the eggs to get enough grease and oil to cook the eggs in. Fry eggs to your liking and within fifteen minutes (depending on your meat choice) you have a delicious breakfast with only one cooking pan to clean! For even less to clean, eat right out of the pan, as opposed to using plates!
Bonus: if you have left over potatoes, they make good, quick hash browns for those who want an extra big helping of breakfast like we do!
(To learn more about grocery shopping for glamper vans go to our grocery store tips and checklist).