Next week we are off to Joshua Tree for a camping and rock climbing adventure. Super excited, so I made a menu plan for the week: Arrival day: Dinner – Chocolate Chili (prepared at home, bagged and chilled in cooler) with cornbread topping baked in Dutch oven; vegetables and hummus; chocolate chip cookies First day: Breakfast –Read more
We spent last week vacationing in Minnesota with extended family. Every other summer we meet for a week on a lake in the western part of Minnesota, spending time fishing, tubing and eating. Each night a different family takes care of dinner – on our night, we did a simple BBQ with burgers and brats,Read more
Last year, I took a significant birthday trip to Paris with several female friends. We had a great trip and spent lots of time focussed on food, shopping and seeing the sites. Here is the itinerary from our trip. Day 1: Depart for Paris on Air Tahiti Nui Did you know that Air Tahiti NuiRead more
One night at the lake, the kids were the designated chefs. Seven kids, ranging from 5 to 15, made a sumptuous feast. Some of us talked about having the kids cook every night, it was that good. Cleanup was left to the adults, much to our dismay.
At least once during our Minnesota lake vacation, cousin Matt frys what we have caught on our daily forays out into the lake (aboard the pontoon, no less). This year he brought his Coleman stove and cast iron pan and cooked outside – made a huge difference in the air quality inside our cabins. AndRead more
My brother-in-law is of Italian descent, and during our Minnesota lake vacations, he has been known to put together an Italian-themed menu a time or two. This vacation was no exception! If you are looking for a similar menu for your next family gathering, I put together an Italian feast withRead more