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Camping and Cooking! 
Aug. 28, 2012 6:15 am 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012 6:01 am
Thanks so much for the positive feedback.  Darryl and I began camping about 4 years ago with a little tent, then graduated to a larger tent with a queensize air bed, screen room, and camp kitchen complete with sink.  Man, am I spoiled or what!? 

Now that we have the camper I really enjoy the whole experience more, if only because my muscles don't ache for days after setup and tear down.  Last weekend, on Saturday, we fixed a really tasty meal of Grilled Flank Steak, Ore-Ida Grillers Potatoes and a salad.  I marinated the steak for 2 days in a wine/vinegar, oil, multiple spices (chosen at random from the overstocked spice cabinet at home) and a package of mild marinade mix. 

By the time we put the steaks ( fixed 2 medium size steaks) on the grill and grilled the potatoes per the package instructions, (These were great by the way, I highly recommend them for those quick potatoe sides that are not the standard fries or baked potato) and made the salad it was great.  Now I have 1 steak safely tucked into the freezer for steak and chicken quesadillas on this Saturday camping trip. 

Some time this week, I'll let you know what the menus are and how much home prep is necessary.  I'm lucky though, Darryl is retired and does the shopping and basic prep for most dinners anyway.  But he's an amazing guy, he will try anything once.  Lucky me, I can really experiment. 

On a funny note, we have two yorkies, Peanut 12 years and Mac 6 months.  Peanut meanders to visit other campers if we don't put her in the pet yard and Mac just bolts - he loves to explore and he's all boy - mud and muck and swimming are his favorites.  I spend more time trying to keep track of these two than I do just soaking up the sun.  But I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Keep up the comments, I look forward to your recipes and funny stories. 
Aug. 28, 2012 6:48 pm
> "Lucky me, I can really experiment." at least once
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Patricia Archinal

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About Me
I am 53 the mother of 1 daughter (grown and moved out on her own) and engaged to Darryl. We are avid motorcycle riders and each own Harleys! We have two dogs - Peanut 12 years old a yorkiepoo and our new "baby" is Mac - He is 2 months old and adorable. He is a yorkie. Both have carriers for the bike and goggles, so they ride whenever we do. Take me, take my dogs or I don't go! UPDATE: We got rid of the motorcycles and invested in a new pickup truck and camping trailer! WOW! Now I am trying to come up with meals to fix while we are camping. So much fun!
My favorite things to cook
Anything - I love the challenge of trying to create a new dish or just the comfort of the "old" dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday Meals - same thing every year. But it really is worth looking forward to. Thanks to my Mom and Dad.
My cooking triumphs
So far I haven't lost anyone to my meals. I guess my biggest joy was the year I made Thanksgiving Dinner for my family and extended family for the first time. My Grandmother, was a home economics teacher and Granddaddy was just a wonderful person. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the best part....It was all done and hot/cold at the same time. Yeah!
My cooking tragedies
Lots, too many to mention here but lets just go with "no one died" or refused to try something else I made.
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