I went camping. I'm not much of an out-doorsy girl, mostly because there are bugs outdoors. If the bugs are outdoors, I need to be indoors. I may or may not have showered whilst camping because there was a daddy long legs in the shower stall. (Don't worry, we were only there a day and a half. I smelled fine. Just fine.)
So, you get the picture. Camping, for me, is a haaaayuuuuge step.
We went fishing. I tried to use my super-secret casting technique, but people kept coming around and I didn't want them to steal my tricks... so I had to just settle for the regular ol' casting technique (the one that I'm not very good at). Mr. Master Caster, on the other hand, did a great job with his boring, flawless casting technique and caught like 5 tiny fish. I did not catch any, because I was going for the big ones.
We built a fire. And when I say "we", I use that term ever so lightly. Mr. Master Caster is also a master fire builder. If only he could sit still long enough to actually enjoy the fire... or actually let the fire, ya know... burn! But what do I know. Maybe smoke is more ideal than fire.
In other fishing news, I let the "biggest fish [Mike has] ever seen" get away because I was more focused on eating pistachios than watching my pole. Yeah. right.
Oh, and... Stella went bazerk the whole trip. Our campsite was next to a creek, so she spent an entire day and a half trying to trick Mom and Dad into looking the other way so she could run into the creek and lap it all up.
On a plus side, I beat Mike at Backgammon (twice) and Spit (twice). 4 - 0 baby!
At first, Stella didn't understand how to get into the tent, and therefore tried to run through it, as if there was a secret portal that she couldn't exactly see, but knew was there.
And what do you think my favorite part of the camping trip was? Getting back to nature...
|Picture of super schweet mossy stump|
I had this bright idea to make all our food in foil pouches. I'm so fricken brilliant!! 3 words: Flavorful, easy, very-little-clean-up. I will go down in history for inventing the foil pouch. Don't you even burst my bubble!
Somehow or another, we made THE best corn on the cob ever.
A chorizo, onion, and pepper saute. With dijon mustard. Heck yes.
And for breakfast, some southwestern scrambled eggs and our favorite new invention: Pillsbury cinnamon rolls cooked in hollowed out oranges. Hollla!
And my favorite recipe of the trip, the most amaaayyzingly cheesy stuffed poblano peppers.
4 large poblano peppers
1 cup monterey jack cheese, cubed
1 cup cotija cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup chorizo sausage, finely diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Foil - to make MY newly invented foil pouch
Cut each poblano pepper in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds.
Combine the cheeses, cumin, coriander, jalapeño, red pepper, chorizo and salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine.
Preheat a grill to medium-high heat, or an oven to 350 degrees F.
Place each poblano half on a large piece of aluminum foil (you may want to make 2 separate pouches if you are making all 8 halves at once). Fill each pepper with even amounts of the cheese filling. Make a pouch with the foil by folding up the edges, or topping with another piece of foil and folding the edges together. Grill or bake for about 15 - 20 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted and the peppers are soft.