Whether you’re a “real” camper with a swag and shovel sleeping under the stars, a glamper in a super styled teepee with its delux fairy lights or an inbetweener like us with a powered camper van; we all still want the same thing when it comes to our nightly camp dinners; they need to be quick, easy, wholesome and delish.
Less time spent cooking and preparing meals while you’re camping means more time relaxing and toasting marshmallows! And let’s be honest, you can only get away with baked beans on toast for tea a handful of times before the kids start to complain!
Thankfully, Chef Direct meals by Marathon foods, provide a range of quality, tasty meals for the whole family or even just one serve if you’re camping alone (wouldn’t that be lovely!) that take minimal time to make! Sound good? Read on!
We have been camping at Eagle Point for the past week and it has been the perfect opportunity to try out some of the Chef Direct range which is our camp meals of choice because it does not need to be refrigerated or frozen! Just simply store with your pantry food!
First up was the “Main Course 100% Aussie Beef Meatballs” which we served with spaghetti and garlic bread. The meat balls were tender and saucy and of course extra delish with a little sprinkling of grated cheese! Jacob was particularly fond of this meal as the meat balls were perfect finger food size for his little hands.
We used a few different ways to reheat the meatballs (eaten on two separate occasions). The first time we reheated by placing the pouch in a saucepan and the second time we popped them in the caravan park camp kitchen microwave. Both were quick and easy.
The “Main Course 100% Aussie Lamb Shanks” were also a hit with both the adults and the kids. These were heated in our friends cabin as they had a small oven but could easily be cooked on the webber in a foil tray. We served the shanks with baked potatos and a green salad. Quick and easy and no preparation of sauces and marinades.
This trip we have also had a little sneak peek of the new Main Course Beef Ribs flavour, Memphis Glaze. Mmmm Mmmm! We can’t give away too much about this one just yet but we can tell you it was tender and sticky and made us want to suck the meat right off the bones… (ok, that probably gave it away that it was absolutely delicious!!)
The entire Marathon Foods “Chefs Direct” range is now available online so can be purchased and delivered straight to your door with FREE shipping – too easy! Use link www.chefdirectbymarathon.com.au or code ML2S15 at checkout to redeem $15 off your order.
Give them a try, honestly the whole meat in a bag thing was weird for us to comprehend at first too but now we’ve tried it we are converted and always have a pouch in the pantry ready to use for an easy dinner.
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