What We Ate on Our Camping Trip

What We Ate on Our Camping Trip

What We Ate on Our Camping Trip

Gone for ten days without a chance to replenish stores in civilization takes some planning. Our daughter did all the food planning, prep, packing, cooking and clean up. We got her the new Dutch oven for the campfire she wanted to play with. She totally spoiled me.

We brought our terrific homemade fire starters made of dryer lint, cardboard egg cartons, and wax. In addition to our 21 gallons of water, we had Suja green juice, Trader Joe’s boxed tomato/red pepper soup, fresh grapes and cherries, tuna salad, a tuna melt, tuna mushroom stacks, tortellini with homemade scape pesto, canned salmon with summer squash and roasted tomatoes, corn on the cob in the campfire, six minute eggs on millet crackers, poached eggs, fig/cheese/almond cracker stacks, yogurt for the first couple days before we had no ice, hand picked wild blueberries, and a trail mix of almonds, cashews and dried dates.

Along with all this she made amazing stuff in the Dutch oven in the fire. At South Branch pond she made from-scratch biscuits twice, and even a gougere. At Katahdin Stream, she made the best, gently crispy, melt in your mouth focaccia anyone has ever eaten.

Her delight in all this added to the experience immeasurably. Her seat-of-the-pants, let’s-just-try-this attitude about cooking in the fire was a joy to watch, especially since the results were so incredibly fabulous. I love her enthusiasm and can-do attitude.

Also shown here is the raspberry lemon scone we got (and shared) when we emerged to civilization, as well as the restaurant meal we enjoyed halfway home. The last photos show my husband greeting us home with a peach and raspberry galette made with our own homegrown peaches and raspberries, as well as a bouquet from his garden.

We had a fabulous time, and are so grateful!


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  1. Dilys 3 years ago

    What a wonderful time you both had! You are so resourceful and full of joy in nature and her amazing abundance. Thank you so much for sharing all your experiences with us. X

  2. Kristie 3 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading about your adventures in cooking / eating in nature . . . And the art, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing ❤️❤️❤️

  3. John gregory 3 years ago

    I don’t eat this good at home.💚

  4. Mary Jo Beebe 3 years ago

    So thrilling to have a taste of your experience in beautiful natural surroundings. Your daughter is an accomplished young woman–and her taste treats for you on this adventure are amazing. Thank you for sharing the joy of your trip with us. I feel blessed this morning to know you in all the ways you reveal good and magnify it.

  5. Mary Jo Beebe 3 years ago

    Oh, I must remember–what a lovely gift from James. His flowers and arrangement and that beautiful dessert are a very special expression of his love for you.

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      I know, right? Such a good guy.

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