Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Favorites

This past weekend we went camping at Grandfather Mountain Campground.  As I walked to the bathhouse one morning, I was eating a banana.  Another camper said to me, "Aren't you eating a little too healthy on your camping trip?"  I joked that it was probably the only healthy thing I would eat all day!  Part of the fun of camping is eating food you wouldn't normally eat at home, so I guess most of our meals were "cheat" meals (to use some momsanity lingo).  But we did try not to go too overboard, and always served fruit and/or veggies with each meal.

The first night, we arrived around dinner time and Amber had the ingredients for these yummy treats waiting for us...

Justin loved holding these two little people while they ate their dinner.  Abby Laine and Camden were two peas in a pod on this trip!

Walking Tacos!  So yummy.  She had cooked the taco meat at home, and then reheated it in a big pot on our Coleman stove.  We crunched up a small bag of chips, added the meat, black beans, cheese, and salsa, and ate it with a fork right out of the bag.  The kids loved them so much they asked for them several times throughout the weekend!

Cinnamon rolls on the campfire!  Saturday morning we had breakfast cooked right over the campfire.  So delicious!  I cut oranges (the largest I could find) in half, scooped out the fruit, and put a half of a cinnamon roll inside (see here for complete directions).  I used Trader Joe's cinnamon rolls.  If I had used Pillsbury, I probably wouldn't have had to cut the rolls in half.  We ate the oranges, too. :)

The last night of our trip we had Grill Packets for dinner.  They were so delicious!  We had some meatballs left over so we made the packets again on our grill on Tuesday night.  My boys were so adventurous with the veggies.  Carson even ate mushrooms!  We served cucumbers and carrots with hummus with this meal.  It was a relatively healthy meal.

And two more favorites (that are not food related :)...

Jonah learned to build a fire.  

And we recreated this picture from our trip to Grandfather Mountain in 2009.  Since then, we've added a kid!  And we couldn't be happier. 

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. These are all such great ideas and I'll have to use them when we (eventually) go camping. I've been putting it off, thinking my kids are still just a bit too young. Those walking tacos are a brilliant idea. Before having kids, my husband and I used to make brownies in the orange peels on the camp fire. I hadn't thought of cinnamon rolls.

  2. Mmmmmm, brownies over a campfire sounds good. Great idea!