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Next weekend is the Ryan family reunion, up in Wapato, Washington. Cory and I have taken time off from work so we can go camping on Friday and Saturday, and then go to the reunion (and then drive home) on Sunday. Provided we have the money to buy enough camping food. The plan (right now - it may change) is to get up early on Friday morning (I think I'm closing Thursday night, which means I can't go to bed that early, but that's OK), driving to Portland where we will pick up the camp chairs Cory's brother has been borrowing from us, and proceed to Cottonwood Campground about 40 miles west of Yakima. We will set up camp, hopefully find a good place for the dog to swim, and we'll probably work on our final essays for our class. On Saturday we will hike to Boulder Cave where hopefully we will remember our flashlights so we can go inside this time. I'm not sure what else we'll do - depends on money and boredom. We might spend Saturday night in the orchard in Wapato, but that also depends on money.

Tomorrow's grocery day - so I'll ask everyone now: What do you like to eat when you're camping, both for dinner and for breakfast? I'm a little tired of the hot dog thing, so I'd like to try something new.


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Aug. 13th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
What I did last time for dinner turned out really well: BBQ a couple steaks, heat up a can of Italian veggie & meat soup, put them together in deep plates, let them cool a bit so the soup soaks into the meat and serve. We used some potato bread hotdog buns as dinner rolls. Yum. Perfect spork meal. I think it would also work well with chicken or porkchops.

For breakfast, we had big sausage links & served them in the potato bread hotdog buns. I love potato bread products. I recommend not dropping the sausages in the dirt even though the texture does provide some variety. I think next time I might try sausage patties & potato bread hamburger buns or bagels, slice up a boiled egg & add a couple slices of cheese.

I've been curious about the freeze-dried scrambled eggs & bacon in the plastic bag, but haven't been brave enough to try it yet.
Aug. 13th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
That sounds really yummy. My favorite breakfast was on our honeymoon - we got Bisquick in a plastic container, mixed it with water, and cooked them in a TON of bacon grease. We smelled up the whole campground, and I know our neighbors (who were eating granola bars) were jealous.
Aug. 13th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ziplock bag omelets...
Get some heavy duty Ziplock bags. Put a couple of eggs in a bag along with whatever you want (cheese, green pepper, onions, tomato). Seal the bag. Put it in a pot of boiling water until cooked.
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Ziplock bag omelets...
I ought to try to remember some of the recipes from Namanu.
Aug. 13th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
I really need to take Scott to Boulder Cave.
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
We went last year and when we got there we realized we didn't have flashlights. That was the same year we got all the way to the campground and didn't bring the tent poles. :D
Aug. 13th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
OMG...how awful.
Aug. 13th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was kind of awful when we were there, but now it's funny. :)
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