The Camp Walt Whitman cookbook features a wide range of delicious recipes, from hearty meals to delectable desserts. Summer hasn’t started yet, but your family can enjoy three of the top dinner recipes from New England’s best summer camp tonight. These family-friendly recipes will get your kids excited for their upcoming outdoor adventure.
Bring the kids to the kitchen and put a family spin on some of the best summer camp dinners.
Butter, cheese, and corn combine in this classic Mexican dish. Monterey jack cheese is traditionally used in quesadillas, but your kids may also enjoy sharp cheddar. Remember to sprinkle lime juice on the corn for an extra burst of flavor before closing the quesadillas. Bake or broil until the tortillas develop golden brown spots, and the cheese melts. This yummy recipe serves six people.
Infuse your kitchen with a taste of the bayou when cooking the summer camp’s savory gumbo recipe. You will need 1 pound of smoked link sausage and 2 to 3 pounds of chicken in addition to rice, celery, bell pepper, and onion. Start by mixing flour and oil to create a roux, and let it cook until it turns a deep brown hue. A mouth-watering aroma will fill the air when the flour is brown enough. Cook your vegetables until they are coated in the roux, and add your meat and enough chicken stock to cover the ingredients. To get the best summer camp flavor, try making your gumbo the day before you want to serve it.
Gooey cheese and garden-fresh produce make both kids and adults happy. The vegetable lasagna recipe from the New England summer camp includes plenty of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese in addition to peppers, mushrooms, onion, dried basil, and marinara sauce. Bake the lasagna for 40 minutes and let it stand for 15 minutes before serving. This dish serves 12, making it perfect for parties or weeknight leftovers.
Experiment with these and other dishes from Camp Walt Whitman to get your children excited about attending the best summer camp. Call (800) 657-8282 to learn about enrollment or visit their website to take a virtual tour. Like the summer camp on Facebook for the latest updates.