Monday, September 20, 2010

Camping Meals

After a brutal two weeks of work-work-work, my brain needed a little TLC. And for me, there's no better way to do that than to get as far away from technology as possible.

My husband and I spent the weekend on Lac La PĂȘche, one of Gatineau Park's canoe-camp sites. It was amazing. We basically spent the entire time relaxing and eating.

Our first night there we kept it simple, charcuterie and cheeses, perfect.

The next morning my husband made his camping specialty – boiled omelets.

Simply chop some onions, ham, green pepper and cheese and add it to some eggs in a ziploc bag and immerse it in boiling water.

What comes out is a light and fluffy omelet, cooked to perfection (now that's what I call roughing it!). Some scones heated over the flame and you've got a pretty fancy breakfast.

Even a deer came by to join us for breakfast. Only she snacked on the lily pads.

For dinner my husband cooked some spicy pork and beef hamburgers over the campfire. Then we dressed them with onion, tomato, relish and mustard.

I was so excited about our side of beans that were labeled brown sugar and bacon! Alas, the disappointment of not finding one sliver of bacon in the whole can. I was like a kid with a cracker jack box hunting for my treasure. I was sure they would have had at least one chunk, like they do with the pork in the molasses one. Not so.

For dessert we stuck some dark chocolate with sea salt inside marshmallows and heated them to a golden crust. That was pretty decadent.

The next morning we had beans again, but this time with wieners and some leftover savoury scones. A nice filling breakfast to get us through the short 45 minute canoe ride home.


One of Ottawa's Real Foodies said...

Now that is a clever omelette. Time to add that to the camping cookbook. Thanks for that.

Sejal M said...

Do you have an email address you can be reached at?

treesaw said...

Love these photos! Glad you guys had a good time in the sunshine!