Stage a bonfire night to celebrate a birthday, connect with a romantic date or just hang out with friends and family. When planning for a bonfire, you need pillows and blankets to stay warm and comfortable, as well as tools and supplies to build the fire. You also might want to take along some tasty snacks and beverages. Preparing food over the fire adds to the bonfire experience.
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Weiners and Potatoes
Hot dogs are traditional bonfire fare. Pair them with baked potatoes for something different. Put the wieners on long, thin, non-flammable skewers so people don't have to get too close to the fire to cook them. Provide hot dog buns and squeezable containers of mustard and ketchup. Prick the potatoes with a fork, then slather olive oil, salt and pepper over them. Wrap them in aluminium foil and bake them in the embers of the fire.
Season corn-on-the-cob with butter, salt, pepper and paprika. Wrap the cobs in foil and, like the potatoes, roast them on the edges of the fire. Make veggie skewers with mushrooms, red onions, peppers and zucchini. Create soup by combining vegetable broth, carrots, celery, potatoes and onions in a large pot. Place it on the coals of the fire and let the heat integrate all of the flavours.
Adults and children alike appreciate a sweet treat after the main meal. For an easy recipe, slice a banana down the middle, but keep it in the peel. Stuff it with marshmallows, chocolate chips, caramel squares and nuts. Wrap it in foil and place it in the embers for a few minutes. After it cools, eat it right out of the foil with a plastic fork.
For colder nights, prepare a hot rum cider with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. For warmer nights, buy premade margarita mix and add tequila and orange liqueur. Whatever libation you choose, prepare as much as you can at home. Guests can ladle the cider right out of the pot or pour the margaritas out of the pitcher.
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