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The Camping Cupboard; Sausage, Potato & Cheese Camp Scramble

Approximately two and a half years ago,  I went camping and slept in a tent for the very first time!

Yes, you read that right!  Well, other than an occasional slumber party or an overnight with one of my friends wen I was a child. When I made this confession to my now fiance, Bob,  several years ago, he asked, “How does a woman get to our age and NEVER go tent camping?”

My answer was simple.

“My Daddy liked hotels……and so do I.”

In my father’s own words (and he would tell you himself):  “Roughing it is when the ice machine on my floor of the hotel is out of order.”

In Bob’s own words, “We are going to have to change that.”

And, so we did.  My first “sleeping in a tent” experience was in Mt. Rainier National Forrest.  I’ve been hooked from that day forward.

Throughout the last two years, our camping menu has expanded.  Some menu items have been planned out, some dishes or meals by being creative using what we have available.  Keep that creative culinary mind open and you just might stumble upon a simple dish to add to your camp menu.

A few week’s ago  camping, we were camping at Paynetown Camp Ground located on beautiful Lake Monroe, Bloomington, Indiana.  Since relocating back to the Midwest, this particular camping area on beautiful Lake Monroe, has become one of our favorite camping destinations.

The camp and beach bags are always packed.

We have two bags that remain packed year around.

One bag holds everything we could possibly want or need for a nice day at the beach.  Bag number two holds the items we need should we decide to spend a weekend camping.   These bags fit into our way of living perfectly because we often tend to be “spur of the moment” people.

However, we had decided this weekend’s breakfast menu was going to require a pan to prepare our over easy eggs, sausage and country style breakfast potatoes.

We did not have one.

A quick stop at the last convenient store before pulling in to set up camp, left us not finding a proper “egg making” skillet or pan.  All we found that would suffice was a baking sheet.

That’s okay, we thought, we are creative people in the kitchen.

Although, yes, it worked out just fine for breakfast, our menu changed.  Bob began breakfast and the Scrambled Eggs on one side of the baking sheet decided to join the Breakfast Potatoes on the other!

Being the “spur of the moment” and “creative” people we are, we more than made it work.  We stepped out of our Creative Cupboard Box and cooked up a Breakfast Scrambled that was absolutely delicious!

Since that camping weekend, we have tried many variations using creative cooking imaginations.  Below is our original “delicious mistake”.

Although Labor Day is over, we have yet to surrender to the tradition of stop heading out to camp near the water yet for 2017.  Depending where you live, hopefully you haven’t either.  We have made our Breakfast Camp Scrambles at home as well for a tasty, enjoyable breakfast.  Give it a try and let me know in the comment section below how your liked it, any variations you may have added to please your “taste”.  I love new ideas in an aspect of life!

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The Camper’s Cupboard; Sausage, Potato & Cheese Camp Scramble

Serve with toast or bread of choice. Toppings such as sour cream or salsa can be added to give it extra flavor.

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 pound sausage
  • 3 medium potatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. McCormick's Montreal Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 2 tbsp butter or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Wash and dice potatoes, cook on medium heat on camp fire or grill in 1 tbsp. butter or oil, using 1/2 of baking sheet.
  2. Crumble sausage and cook thoroughly on other half of baking sheet while potatoes are cooking.
  3. In a medium bowl, add eggs, Montreal Seasoning, Parsley, Salt and Pepper. beat until well blended with fork.
  4. When potatoes are crisp tender and sausage cooked thoroughly, combine and cook 5 more minutes.
  5. Add beaten egg mixture to sausage and potatoes, cook until eggs are scrambled and firm.
  6. Move mixture to center of baking sheet and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
  7. Cover with foil, remove from heat or turn off grill. Let set for another 5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Cuisine: Camping | Recipe Type: Breakfast


Add your personal favorite flavors. Serve with toast and your juice of choice and coffee for a great start to your camping day!


Can’t wait to hear how you loved it!

About the author

Teresa Branam Wilgus

In her spare time she likes to get outside and take advantage of the beautiful Pacific Northwest summers and experiencing new adventures with her boyfriend of 5 1/2 years. She is an admitted football fanatic and loves the excitement of participating in Fantasy Football with her sons, boyfriend, family and friends from the Pacific Northwest, Florida and Indiana! The only work she have had published, is a poem published in Creativity Magazine when she was in the 8th grade. She has always enjoyed writing, however it wasn’t until encouraged by a professor and a few friends that she realized writing just might be the “Gift” God gave her. Teresa is preparing her Freelance/Content Writing Services for Launch in February 2017. Services are available for businesses and corporations of all sizes and also to those Bloggers wanting to enhance their own content for readers. Her ultimate goal is to have a book published based on personal experiences in her own life and hopes it is not only entertaining and engaging, but might also help some reader, somewhere, somehow.

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