Ryan gave me a camping cookbook for my birthday. That, coupled with his new camp stove, made for some tasty meals on the road this summer. One of our favorites: jambalaya in Yellowstone.
There was also the night we made peanut chicken at Avalanche Creek campground in Glacier National Park. The ranger walked by our site to remind us to keep the grounds "bear-friendly," and stopped mid-sentence to peek into our pots.
"Whatcha, like, gourmet or something?" he asked.
The irony is that I'm not the best cook when I'm at home. Usually I work late, or make the mistake of not thinking to cook until I'm already hungry. But that's the beauty of camping: if you're not out hiking and exploring, you probably need to be eating, or preparing food. Hence the Action Jackson.