Cooking Dinner Over the Fire
Posted By
Stacy Risenmay
Monday, May 7, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Electrolight FireStarter
  • Tin Foil
  • Fire Pit
  • Roasting Sticks
  • Chicken
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Red & Green Peppers
  • Pineapple
  • Onion
  • Bread dough

Project Steps


As soon as the weather starts to warm up, my boys start pestering me about having fires in the firepit. One of their favorite things to do is to cook dinner over the fire. Tin foil dinners are probably their favorite campfire meal.

Step 1

I add a chicken breast covered in BBQ sauce to a tin foil "dish". Then I add red & green papers, onions, and pineapple. I add another layer of tin foil over them to securely seal them. 

Step 2

Using the Electrolight fire starter, I get a fire going in our fire pit. It doesn't take long before you have a roaring fire!

Step 3

Tin foil dinners work best when the fire has died down and there are hot coals left. Place them on top of the coals. While the tin foil dinners are starting to cook, get your bread dough (homemade or store bought) and wrap it around a roasting stick. 

Step 4

Hold the rolls close to the hot coals and keep them as still as you can. My boys propped them up on the rocks along the outside of the firepit and let them cook on their own. We only rotated them once. 

Step 5

Depending on the thickness of the meat, it should be ready in 20-30 minutes. I take the outer layer of tin foil off and eat it right out of the tin foil "dish". Do you cook dinner over the open fire at your house or when you go camping? What are your favorite recipes?

For more fun DIY projects, head to the Not Just a Housewife blog. 


How to cook dinner over a fire pit by using the HomeRight ElectroLight fire and charcoal starter. Read this quick and easy recipe for yummy ideas!

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