Girl Scout….Gumbo??

by angelaskitchen on July 27, 2006


Lunch in Unit

Girl Scout Gumbo

Corn Chips

Fruit Salad


Snack:  Goin’ Fishin’

Girl Scout Gumbo…our Caddies were raving about it.  Weird, but it must be a tradition.  I brought the rest of the ground meat mix with green pepper and onions, some chopped tomato from the fridge, a bit of Tofutti Sour cream (as I had  it on hand from the other day), Corn Chips and we were good to go.

The camp did not add anything to the fruit salad but fresh fruit!  So, how easy was that?!  Thank goodness my daughter was fine with bringing homemade GFCF chocolate chip cookies from the freezer, so I was off the hook.  I didn’t have any brownies made and frozen and was not up for baking anything after a day of Girl Scout Camp fun.

For Goin’ Fishin’ snack, I brought little snack baggies of Swedish Fish, GFCF pretzels (for fish nets, don’t ya know), Pik-Nik sticks (had them on hand from the other day), Perky-O’s cereal, and raisins.  My daughter mixed her own snack at camp.


EQUIPMENT: Kettle, knife, cutting board, long handled spoon

Cooking Method: fire

Preparation Time: 30 min

Cooking Time: 30 min

INGREDIENTS:                      GFCF Ingredients:

Ground beef                             pre-cooked ground beef with onions and pepper added.


Green pepper (optional)

Water(as needed- use soup can) didn’t need

Condensed vegetable soup   a bit of Tofutti sour cream

Cheese                                           SKIPPED

Corn chips                                   Used Fritos Grab Bag for portability


Heat ground beef. Chop onion and green pepper and add to meat.  Add soup and any water that is needed.  Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes.  Stir in cheese. Serve over corn chips.


EQUIPMENT: Bowl, can opener, long handled spoon

Cooking Method: none

Preparation Time: 5 min

INGREDIENTS:                      GFCF Ingredients:

Fruit Cocktail                           The camp used ALL fresh fruit!

Mandarin Oranges

Bananas – sliced (optional)

Small Marshmallows (optional)  be sure GFCF, but we skipped it

Sour Cream or Whipped Cream  we skipped this


Stir fruit cocktail and mandarin oranges (and bananas & marshmallows if used) together in a bowl.  Spoon in sour cream (or whipped cream) and stir just until fruit is coated – don’t add too much sour cream.  Eat cold.


EQUIPMENT: Largebowl or bag, long handled spoon

Cooking Method: No Cooking

Preparation Time: 5 min

INGREDIENTS:                      GFCF Ingredients:

Cereal (Cheerios) – life preservers  PerkyO’s

Pretzel Sticks – fishing poles   Pik-Nik sticks /GFCF pretzles

Fish Shape Crackers – fish       Swedish Fish

Raisins – bait                                   SAME


Combine all ingredients in large bowl or bag.  Stir gently or close bag and shake gently to mix.


Swedish Fish:

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