When it's an extended outing with family and friends -- usually I cook for at least 10 -- I try to have lots of small bites ready; someone is always getting back from kayaking or a hike or inviting nearby campers to our site. Everyone pitches in with their own recipes and we are always open to trying new ones. My father-in-law claims his allegiance to a meal of lukewarm beanie weenies straight from the can, but he's often the first one around the table or campfire the minute I pull out the goods.

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