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The food we think of when we recollect on diner fare is the classic comfort foods. Almost everyone can find some sort of comfort food when ordering at a diner. Many of the dishes served at diners are fairly easy to whip up, and can make an especially delicious camping menu.

Ham and Egg Scramble
Breakfast foods served at diners are especially simple. Campers can make all sorts of different breakfast foods, including pancakes, french toast and eggs. To prepare for a day full of adventure, having a delicious protein filled breakfast is of utmost importance, which is why the ham and egg scramble is an excellent camping recipe.

1-3 eggs per person, depending on the desired serving size for each person
1-2 ounces of ham cubes, approximately 1/4 inch square
Butter or olive oil
Grated chedder, pepperjack, or swiss cheese (optional)

Place a skillet or other pan over medium heat. Heat the butter or oil in the skillet. When the butter is warm, break the eggs into the pan and add the ham and cheese. Stir the ingredients together until your scramble has reached the desired consistency. If you want some added flavor you can use various spices to add flavor, including pepper flakes to give it a little kick.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The grilled cheese sandwich is one of my personal favorite comfort foods. These sandwiches can be as adventurous or as traditional as you desire. They are simple to make and delicious to eat. If you brought a pot with you on your camping trip, you can heat up some tomato soup to dunk your sandwich in.

2 Slices of bread per person, sourdough, wheat, potato or other type as desired
2-3 ounces of cheese per person, any type or combination you desire (american cheese, gruyere, medium cheddar, pepperjack, swiss or other)
Butter

Place slices of cheese between two slices of bread. Butter the outside of each slice of bread. Place sandwiches on a hot grate over a fire. Grill the sandwich, until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted. Serve hot, with tomato soup. If you want to make a more gourmet sandwich you can make if with gruyere and time or any other combination of spices and cheese.  More Grilled Sandwich Recipes & Quesadilla Recipes

Hamburger or Cheeseburger
No other food is as classic or as classically diner food than the cheeseburger. The hamburger is also a delicious, yet delightfully easy dinner to prepare after a long day of camping.

1/4 - 1/2lb lean or extra-lean hamburger per person
1 slice cheese per person (optional)
1 bun per person

Divide the hamburger into equal portions and shape into rounds. Place on a hot grate and cook until the meat is barely pink in the middle and the juices run clear. While the hamburger is cooking, butter the buns and place on the grate to warm before serving if you like toasted buns. Turn the hamburgers over halfway through the cooking process, and place the cheese on top of the burger. When the meat is cooked and the buns are warm, remove from heat, place on the buns and serve hot with the desired condiments and sides.  See more burger recipes and ideas.

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