Thursday, January 3, 2013

Under the Wire

©2009 Cathy Savage, Tea Party, Intaglio, 8 x 8"
When we came home from camping yesterday I had two checks waiting for me from consignment sales. That means for 2012 I was only $18 off my financial goal. Whoa! On Friday my daughter and I are planning a girls day out that involves nail polish, tea and scones, and some collage making with old magazines. I'll be cutting out pics and creating a new vision board. Some may consider such a thing to be hocus-pocus, but I love them and I really think they work! My goals are kept up front and center when I come face to face with them daily, even when I'm not consciously looking.

Camp Food
I really out performed while on our recent camping trip. I made some tomato soup and corn fritters for dinner our second night and they were a big hit even for the little people. The tomato soup was partially made ahead of time. Here are the recipes, which were adapted from The Camping Cookbook.

Bread and Tomato Soup
Heat and simmer for about 30 mins, mashing up the tomatoes as they soften:
2 lbs ripe tomatoes. I used 2.5 pints grape tomatoes
2 Tbs olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
(I made the above at home and reheated it at the campsite)
Add chunks of stale bread to the mixture until moisture is absorbed. I used almost a full whole grain baguette.
Add about 2 1/4 cups boiling water to bread/tomato mixture, breaking up bread as you stir.
Add some fresh basil (if your kids like it), serve. 

Cheesy Corn Fritters (same cookbook)
1 egg -- I used Orgran powdered egg replacer
3/4 c milk -- I used Organic Valley powdered dry milk, 3 Tbs to 3/4 cup H2O
3/4 cup flour -- whole wheat pastry flour worked great
1/2 tsp baking powder
2.75 oz corn, drained
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1 tsp snipped fresh chives if you want to go through the trouble
oil for pan frying (we used Pam spray)

Mix, but don't overmix. Fry up and serve. Yum! I always premeasure and pack what I can in ziplocs so cooking (and packing) is as easy as possible. We all enjoyed the fact that we could kick the soccer ball around the campsite while munching on the fritters.

I have a camping food document already going and at some point I'm going to add these to it. Here's the link to the old one if you want it. 

1 comment:

ahufford said...

I just learned about Evernote Food the other day. I wonder if it would be helpful in your food compilations? Haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising. I often pin my favorite recipes to Pinterest to collect them all in one place, but that doesn't work if a recipe isn't online already. I think Evernote Food works around that issue.