Into the Woods

Finally, Memorial Day is approaching quickly and that means a three-day weekend!  Temperatures have been rising, the rainy season is over, and we are ready to head out to the wilderness for a good old-fashioned camping weekend.  Away from the traffic and the stress of Los Angeles, the fresh air always helps us gather our thoughts and re-center ourselves.


Whether you enjoy backpacking or you’re an adamant car-camper, one thing everyone can agree on is cooking and eating together in a group is one of the best parts of the outdoor activities.  And just because you’re sleeping under the stars, doesn’t mean your food and to be bland or boring.  Prep some of these at home, load up the cooler, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend of laughs, ghost stories and wishing you had a warm shower.  Just don’t forget to store your food and trash in a bear box so you don’t attract any unwanted guests!


See you at the picnic table,

CBC Team


Breakfast Burrito


  • Flour Tortilla | Heavy Duty Tin Foil
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Eggs | Milk
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Avocado | Garlic | Lime Juice | Tomatoes | Salt | Pepper | Cilantro



  1. Before leaving, cube your Potatoes and sauté – Place in Tupperware for your trip
  2. Skewer your Bacon and cook over campfire
  3. Take your Poblano Peppers and roast them over the fire until blistered
  4. Combine Eggs and Milk and scramble in pan over fire, seasoning with Salt & Pepper
  5. Take your Flour Tortillas and layer in Potatoes, Eggs, Crumbled Bacon, sliced Poblano Peppers, and Cheddar Cheese
  6. Roll in tin foil and place in the edge of the fire
  7. Combine Avocado, Garlic, Lime Juice, Chopped Tomatoes, Cilantro, Salt & Pepper to create a delicious Guacamole
  8. Remove burritos when warmed through
  9. Top with Guacamole and enjoy! 
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Tandoori Chicken Sandwich


  • Naan | Heavy Duty Tin Foil
  • Coriander | Cumin | Turmeric | Cayenne | Garam Masala | Paprika
  • Chicken Breasts | Plain Yogurt | Lemon Juice | Garlic | Ginger | Salt
  • Fresh Mozzarella | Basil | Pesto Sauce



  1. Before leaving, combine spices and heat in pan with a little oil until fragrant – Put in zip lock bag and pack
  2. Cube Chicken Breasts
  3. Combine Chicken, Spices, Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Ginger, Salt and Pepper
  4. Let Chicken marinate for 45 minutes
  5. Skewer Chicken and cook over campfire
  6. Slice open Naan Bread creating a pouch and layer Tandoori Chicken, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil and Pesto
  7. Wrap Sandwich in Tin Foil and place in coals
  8. Let cook in Coals until cheese is melted
  9. Unwrap and enjoy! 


Pork Chops & Charred Corn Salad


  • Bone In Pork Chop | Soy Sauce | Rice Vinegar | Brown Sugar | Kosher Salt
  • Unshucked Corn | Cherry Tomatoes | Feta Cheese | Basil | Garlic | Olive Oil | Rice Vinegar | Butter


  1. Combine Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, and Brown Sugar to make marinade
  2. Make small pricks all over Pork Chops with fork
  3. Marinate Pork Chops for at least an hour
  4. Place Pork Chops on Grill over fire
  5. Season with Salt & Pepper, turning and basting occasionally
  6. Put Unshucked Corn into coals until corn begins to blister
  7. Remove kernels from stalk and place in bowl
  8. Combine Garlic, Olive Oil and Rice Vinegar
  9. Halve Cherry Tomatoes, and place in bowl with Corn, Crumbled Feta, Chopped Basil
  10. Toss salad in Dressing and season with Salt & Pepper 


Banana Boats


  • Heavy Tin Foil
  • Banana | Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips | Peanut Brittle | Marshmallows | Graham Crackers | Shaved Coconut
  • Pistachios | Cashews


  1. Combine Banana, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Brittle, Marshmallows, Crumbled Graham Crackers, & Shaved Coconut in tin foil boat
  2. Toss in coals until everything is melted
  3. Remove from fire and top with crumbled Pistachios or Cashews