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Unread post by Kingfisha » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:05 pm

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE TO READ ALL THE MENU's. Are you guys in the Park to eat or to do game watching? :lol: Don't worry, we are exactly the same. For me a trip to any National Park is an adventure in keeping the menu interesting.

Morning Rusks and Coffee

Brunch at our favourite picnic spot (Babalala, Pafuri or Timbavati). This will consist of bacon, eggs, crumpets, pancakes or Mieliekoekies with cheese and honey. (Have had many people commenting on my ability to make crumpets/pancakes in the middle of the bush.) Breakfast is often served with a bottle of bubbly - there is always something to celebrate!

Lunch - a snack and a few Windhoeks, G&T's (for the mozzies) or a spritzer.

Supper - An elaborate colonial spread of sosaties / grilled chicken / fillet / pork chops. With at least 2 fresh salads, potatoes in all forms and shapes (married to an Irishman). Or an Oxtail / lamb or chicken potjie with rice and salad.
This is all consumed with copious amounts of red wine.

Dessert is usually Amarula, Frangelico or more red wine.

I strongly believe that a trip to the Park cannot really be enjoyed without making a real wood-fire for braaing and looking into (to find your soul again) EVERY night.

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Unread post by InMyBlood » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:24 am

For my brother and I, a day usually consists of the following:

~cup of coffee and rusks before heading out on our morning drive
~Skottel breakfast, with bacon, eggs, mushrooms, fried banana, toast, and fruit juice
~A stop at a camp for a Buffalo pie, chips and gravy (mmmm)
~Dinner is always a braai, with jaffles made on the fire.

And of course, in between all of this, loads of biltong, beer and other snacks.
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Unread post by Pjw » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:58 pm

For those of you with a sweet tooth, try this on your next braai for dessert

Banana splits
Slice banan lenghtways in half. Put a few marshmallows and 2 or 3 squares of chocolate in the centre. Wrap in tin foil and place on the fire, just long enough for the marshmallows and choclate to melt. Yummy :lol:
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Unread post by Maargat G » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:17 pm

Pjw sounds delicious!!! Will surely try it out next time I'm in KNP.

For those who love their veggies try:
I always take a cup of mixed veggies and then put it in foil with a block of butter and then put it on the coals(cause a braai is in order every night!!!) and wait till its done!! Quick, nice and easy!!!
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Unread post by Pjw » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:28 pm

Jaffles are kinda like toasted sandwiches, but made on a jaffle iron on the fire. A jaffle iron is like a snackwich on a long handle so you can put it on the fire
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Unread post by Maargat G » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:28 pm

kathy sa jaffles are bread usually filled with mince and stuff and then put in a mold in a circle and then clamp it together, the edges cut off and then onto the stove of coals and then when the bread turns brown or the way you like it you take it off and eat!!! Very nice!!!!!
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Unread post by JenB » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:05 pm

louis scheepers wrote:Prawns, and lots of it.

Prawns.... you say..... :hmz: ... Yip, I can do prawns in KNP.

I bought myself a cheep little sandwich toaster for camping. Before we leave I prepare some ready samies with ham and cheese and chicken mayo, wrap them individually in gladwrap and stash them on the fridge. Before we leave camp in the morning, I pop a few into the toaster, fill our traveling cups with coffee and then we hit the road. Nice hot samies and coffee while cruzing KNP...... what a life! It's also a great inbetweener for those "Ma, I'm hungry" times when you get back to camp. :lol:
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Unread post by Maargat G » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:01 pm

have to agree wachinda there are a few hot tempered people right now so the meals should be done in a japtrap! :lol:

Breakfast- the leftovers of the previos nights braai, meaning the wors and meat go down very smooth with a cup of coffee! and then i found some 'stuff' at the local spar which i thing will go down good aswell as an brekkie. Its an already mixed pancake(pannekoek) mix so you just ad water and then you make your pancake and then filled with mince or sugar wont be bad i think. Still have to try in KNP!!

Lunch- for me lunch usually is non existend as i eat biltong and dried fruits while driving and maby a self made sarmie.

dinner- potjie go down well but it take a while to make but if going for more than a week i dont mind coming in to camp a little earlier than usual to start the potjie. otherwise it depends on if you have pots and stuff to make pasta or kerrie en rys.

how hungry i am now!!!
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Unread post by Freda » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:53 am

wachinda wrote: What besides dry wors and biltong are good snack ideas

Chips, nuts, biscuits, we often stop and have cheese and biscuits (excellent with a glass of wine :wink: )
Make toasties on the braai, cheese, onion and tomatoes or whatever you like, butter both sides of the bread and sprinkle the outside with Aromat. If there are any left they are also good a padkos :)
Have a great trip!

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Unread post by fieryneck » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:49 pm

If you are like me and feel like a pig after spending some time in the park, from all the rusks, biltong, chips etc... A healthier option we have started now is the fruit & nut mix from f & v. These are great for car snacks!

For me, the braai is half of the experience and I can spend AGES around the fire. But, if I feel like an easy cooking night, NOTHING beats the ribs from a little secret in honeydew! (pm me if you want the details, their chicken & lamb are fantastic too) A bit pricey but pre-cooked, pre-marinated and DELICIOUS! Just toss on the braai & brown them!
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Unread post by Pete Phillips » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:04 pm

Hi all,

Food in the park is part of the fun - we visit two or three times a year staying at Ngweya at least once, sometimes in different camps or even camping.

If you are fortunate to have an Engles type fridge/freezer the "parks your oyster" becasue you can prepare several frozen meals before you leave.

Breakfast: to be different try making Eggs Benedict - use one of those Chinese gas cookers to poach your eggs, use Woolies' hollandaise sauce toast the buns on a skottle and use smoked trout/salmon or kassler ham - we have done this several times and have had compliments from many fellow breakfasters.

Lunch: "Sarel sammies" over the coals, toasted cheese, onion and tomato sandwiches or just biltong and dried fruit.

Dinner: any of your pre frozen meals - curry or chili con carne (always taste better several days older), beef guiness stew, chicken a la king or whatever takes your fancy. The braai/potjie still remain the best in the bush even if it's just for the atmosphere.

Plenty of good wine and good company - what a holiday!!

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Re: Best Kruger food Ideas

Unread post by binkybozo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:20 pm

breakfast: you guys eat breakfast? hey there is wildlife to be seen, eat breakfast when you get home from holiday :lol:

lunch: i always take our left over braai stuff and make lunch the night before we go out the next morning. braai chicken = great chicken mayo sammies for the next day, beef braai, slice it put it in a container throw in the fridge, then on your way out the door in the morning pick it up and sometime during the day you have yourself a sammie. easy peasy.

dinner: amarula, amarula, amarula or wild turkey bourbon (sorry klippy lovers). we are veggie fanatics here so we always have frozen bags of veggies with us in the park. pap is great but it is not something i can bear eating for a week or more every night. i also make stuff like curry and the tomato braai then freeze it to take with when we go.

snacks: biltong and cashew nuts together are amazing! i know, maybe not the most healthy thing you can eat but hey you are on holiday :dance:
have fun though, very jealous of you! enjoy your trip!

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Unread post by Imax » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:42 pm

I agree with Gerhardb - but in stead of pancakes make flapjacks. You can make them on a rented cadac at a picnic spot and they go great with grated cheese, jam, syrup etc.

Make some the dutch way by putting snipets of bacon in the dough before you turn them over, the bacon then bakes into the flapjack (good with cheese) - Called a spekpannekoek.


then a big bag of dried mango for snaks in the car.

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Unread post by wild man » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:47 pm

I rather luckily discovered a thing called a "kob" when it came out right in the begining of its life - its price has soared as it becomes more popular.Its like a small weber.I find it great in the KNP and will be taking it with me on my upcoming trip to KTP.It is just big enough to do a roast (lamb,beef,chicken) and gives a break from doing a braai every night.I usually alternate between a braai and something on the cob.It uses very few brickettes.I put on a roast about 2 hours before gate closing time,go for a evening drive and when I get back throw a salad together or some potatoes and you are eating half an hour after you are back!Someone posted the ribs from a place in honeydew they are awesome for a treat I can smash a 2kg pack by myself!

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Re: Best Kruger food Ideas

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:54 pm

My son has a cob as well and brought it with us one one of our trips, it certainly is a wonderful little invention and cooks up a feast on a couple of coals as you say.
Very convenient and versatile. :D


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