Personally I like an easy life, not a showy one when catering in a field. Cooking on the fire is limited to marshmallows and toast.
The thing about camping in quiet sites, with few facilities, is that there is rarely any tent and gear "one upmanship" found, unlike on the bigger sites. Often people are in small tents, with crappy cars and scruffy dogs, enjoying sitting around until midnight half tucked into sleeping bags and wearing woolly hats, drinking cheap wine from plastic mugs, playing cards in dim light.
Make the most of it, and feel sorry for those poor folk encumbered with their fancy pots and candles, as you pack your whole holiday into one plastic tub!
Ooh harsh! We have a massive massive tent, just because we find it so hard to be cooped up together, esp if it's wet, and we also generally have electric hook up because I want to be warm, and we play a lot of board games and have never found a decent enough battery light to make game playing possible. We don't engage in one upmanship and can tick on all your other items for less competitive camping, woolly hats, cheap wine, or no wine now, plastic cups.
For us, we wanted a cheap holiday, boys love the campsites, but I didn't want to be cold and miserable. This was quite a problem this holiday, an earlier week was roasting hot, but our later week was fine during day but absolutely freezing during the evening and night! Woolly hats all round and absolutely no pride or glamour involved!
I would recommend a cadac for the original poster. Has lots different elements, runs on gas, heats really efficiently, can come with a griddle but also a big wok like fitting, and also a flat one, great for the morning bacon!!