I will be preparing a camp-feast for my household/friends total about
15 adults/teens/children total and am just starting to throw ideas
together. I should have around 50 dollars to work with.
Any ideas? :)
A lot depends on your facilities. Forgive me if I missed this, but do
you have a campfire or a camping stove? How much cooking experience
do you have, and how much time to prepare?
$50 for 15 people is $3.33 per person. That is low, but possibly
do-able. My camp budgets $5 per person for dinner, but cooks
regularly come in under it. Our camp guideline is 1/2 pound meat, 1/2
pound vegetable, and 1/3 pound starch per person. Note that this is
calculated to be very generous, as we usually have a couple of guests
and prefer to have leftovers. Since your group includes children, you
may even be able to halve those amounts.
I would suggest, for cheap and easy, a stew, bread (very cheap if made
at home) and perhaps an additional vegetable on the side.
Pleyn Delit has many recipies and is user-friendly to flip through.
My favorite source is Ein Buch von guter spise, 1350 German.
Recipe 30 is chicken and pear stew, follow the link in the English
name for a redaction. Roast the chicken at home, unless you want to
mess with Dutch ovens in your firepit (not recommended for your first
Recipe 31 is peas in caraway-beer-vinegar sauce, simple to make but
perhaps a bit complex for children's tastes.
Recipe 79 is mashed carrots, also redacted in the link in the name.
This is a recipe with a couple of steps but overall not difficult.
Both vegetables can be totally prepared at home, canned, and reheated,
or can be made in camp.