How brilliant is this Backyard Caesar Bar idea?!? I will be the first to admit that it is not my own creation. I am usually a white wine or pear cider kind of girl. But when friends pull out Caesar fixings with all THE WORKS who am I to so no and how fun would this be for nearly every occasion?! I can totally see this caesar bar being a hit at your next Fourth of July or Canada Day gathering!
The key to success in this idea is in the pre-planning. Create a list of ingredients that you want to have available to your guests. My friend Dalene went all out with this DIY Backyard Caesar Bar that she set up during our last camping trip!
More tips for camping meal planning:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
Some of the caesar fixings could include:
- Pickled asparagus
- Lime wedges
- Pickle juice
- Tobbasco sauce
- Celery salt
- Worchester sauce
- Cooked shrimp
- Smoked salmon
What you need to make a caesar:
- 1 lime wedge
- Celery salt
- 1 oz vodka
- Dash worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and/or pickle juice.
- 1 cup Clamato juice
How to make a caesar:
- Moisten rim of the glass with lime wedge and dip into celery salt.
- Place ice cubes in glass.
- Add vodka, Worcestershire sauce, pickle juice and hot sauce.
- Fill glass with Clamato juice.
- Garnish with celery, asparagus, shrimp and/or BACON.
More camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt (yikes!).
Serve with appetizers or your favorite backyard BBQ staples. Your friends are sure to be impressed! With a few simple preparations this Backyard Caesar Bar will make your next gathering epic and one that is talked about for months to come! If you throw this together can you send me an invite please?!? Yum!