My parents and Aunt were able to camp with us this weekend, so we found it mandatory to return to Shelby. Perfect weather perfect company to make for another perfect weekend.
Friday: I made Taco Salads again, LOL. It is so easy to prep ahead of time. We didn’t check in to our site until 4:30. We were able to get set up, swim and relax knowing that all we needed to do was set up the salad bar and re-heat the taco meat and presto… Dinner is served!
Saturday: My mom wanted to join in on the blogging fun so she planned dinner and dessert for the evening.
Chicken, Beef and Veggie Kabobs with Orzo Salad (not pictured, oops) and Potatoes
My mom prepped the meat ahead of time, and bought the veggies pre-cut. We skewered everything when we had some downtime durning the day. My dad is a big fan of many cooking devices, example: ‘The Big Easy’. With this nifty gadget he pre-cooked the potatoes in foil with olive oil, salt and pepper. All we had to do was cut them, add some more seasoning and cook them until they were warm and slightly crispy.
Notice my newest camping tool in the pictures!?!? I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… Dad.
When we were camping with our friends Crystal and Kevin they had one these. It is perfect for grilling over the fire, and easy to store and clean.
Ok, on to dessert.
My little sandwich/pie maker to use on the fire went MIA… so we had to work with what we had – isn’t that what camping is all about anyway!
Cinnamon Bread Sammies
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Salted Caramel Sauce
Homemade Banana Foster Sauce
Load each sandwich with whichever toppings you prefer.
- First sandwich included Mini Marshmallows, Salted Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Bar.
- Second sandwich included Peanut Butter, Chocolate Bar, Mini Marshmallows.
- Third sandwich included the homemade Banana Foster Sauce.
- Sauté Butter, Bananas, and Brown Sugar until thick and caramelized.
I think everyone can assume that these were amazing!
I had to contribute in some way, so we also grilled pineapple topped with brown sugar.
To be honest, this wasn’t my favorite. I love pineapple, but I love it cold and crisp, not hot and mushy. But, the others seemed to enjoy it!
We did swimming, ice cream, paddle boats, bikes, bounce pad, tie dye shirts… exhausted yet… and repeat!
My aunt brought me a little gift. Box Wine. Honestly, now-a-days they offer a nice wine selection via the box. I thought this was a perfect camping addition to the weekend.
My Parents and Aunt stayed in
Yurt: a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey. (thanks Webster)
There was no running water or bathroom facilities inside the yurt, but it did have electricity (air conditioning.) They were a little pricey, but they are beautiful and perfect for someone who has no desire to sleep in a traditional tent.
*Random pictures taken by the boys*
Photographers one day???
Everyone enjoyed some R&R, even my busy boy Bennett.
Till the next adventure…