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My dd's cross country team (20 males and females) is camping next week. I agreed to bring them dinner on Tuesday. Ideas or tried and true recipes? I'm thinking something that can be served room temp because I'm a good 30-40minuted from the camp site. Pasta? Fruit salad for dessert with cookies? I want enough to fill them but it's supposed to be 90 degrees so I'm not sure how " heavy" to go. Ideas?

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Pasta doesn't fill up or sustain my athlete, so if you go that route I'd make sure to add in lots of protein--his fave is smoked salmon, but chicken or tuna could work too. And fresh veggies like zucchini or garden peas.


Would something like premade burritos work? I'm thinking calorie dense--rice, beans, cheese, veggies, guacamole...plus a side of chips and guacamole and salsa. I like the fruit salad for something cool and fresh. Don't forget the whipped cream! :)


I'm always thinking in terms of high calorie foods for my active DS. After a day of camp he would be famished and even in the heat he would have to seriously refuel from the day and prepare for the next.


Sounds fun!

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Soft tacos. You can warm things up on site, or some things (big pot of beans) will stay warm for an hour in the right container (and/or in a no-ice cooler to stay hot). 


I'd bring a big pot of black beans, a big bowl of cheese, some Mexican rice, guacamole, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, corn, and either carne asada and/or chicken (if I'm feeling ambitious) or taco meat (if I'm not) and a bunch of tortillas. . . Mmmmmm.


Put the hot stuff wrapped in towels into a cooler with some bags of microwaved (hot) rice and/or hot water bottles, and they'll be plenty warm when you arrive. 


Pick a couple easy sides (veggie trays, green salad) and some dessert, and you're good to go!

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