Goodness…sorry for being so out of touch lately! I’ve been busy enjoying a reunion with my family in Madison, lounging at the beach (it’s HOT out there!) and trying to use up all the vegetables in my CSA.
Meanwhile, I’ve been itching to share some photos of the food from our beach camping trip earlier this month. This is no ordinary camping trip. It’s a highly organized party for 100+ people where we just happen to be camping. I’ve written about it once or twice before. We don’t go every year but this is the 3rd year in a row that we have made the trip because it’s just such a blast and the perfect place to go with kids.
The party lasts for 4-5 days and every day there is a breakfast bar (imagine waking up and the coffee is already made!!), a huge lunch spread, a themed happy hour and a fabulous dinner. There are 4 ‘teams’ and each team takes turn being in charge of a meal. The food is amazing! I only wish I had taken more photos of the food!
Here’s just a sample of a few of the things we enjoyed (including the appetizer kabobs in the top photo) :
A Greek dinner complete with lemon chicken, marinated garbanzos and Greek salad:
A little shrimp cocktail:
Homemade fruit crepes for breakfast (the batter is made in a hand-cranked blender!):
Fresh fruit shortcake for dessert:
We also had some amazing BBQ, lox & bagels for breakfast and lots of amazing salads at lunch. My favorite meal of all was a Thai salad bar complete with a beautiful array of lettuces & veggies, grilled shrimp & beef, peanuts and a delicious Thai-inspired salad dressing. I didn’t get a shot of the complete meal but here’s a pic of the fixins’. Fresh food at the beach just can’t be beat!!
Speaking of camping food, I see that Katie at Kitchen Stewardship has a new ebook out about camping called Kitchen Stewardship in the Big Woods: A Family Camping Handbook. It’s about how to survive camping with little ones and includes real food adaptations of standard camping fare. I haven’t seen it IRL, but knowing Katie, it’s sure to be top notch! (plus it’s only $4.95 – how can you go wrong with that?)
What kind of food do you take camping? Standard fare or do you jazz it up a bit? Do you stick to healthy fare or do you break out the S’mores for the little ones? What’s the most amazing thing you’ve eaten on a camping trip?