This last weekend, Sweets and I joined our motorcycle friends out camping under the beautiful starry nights of a clear Oregon sky. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for quite sometime and weren’t going to let a bit of jet lag drag us down! Fortunately, a couple days camping turned out to be the perfect cure.
In addition to clearing out our routines with some tent time, Sweets and I worked with a friend to put on the Friday night dinner for 115 of our friends. This meal has been a drawn out set of planning adventures, estimating crowd food preferences, and organizing shopping lists.
We planned our meal around a Mediterranean theme- a salad base upon which grilled meats and hummus could be enjoyed. Dolmas, olives, marinated onions, and roasted peppers rounded out the meal. The Friday night desert of baklava and coconut panna cotta was a sweet finish, errr make that beginning to the night.
There are definitely some meal standards that come to mind when it comes to camping… hotdogs and steaks are two meaty favorites that immediately rise to the top of my experiences. We were interested in planning a meal that moved beyond tradition, yet would be ultimately tasty out in the woods.
What camping meals are your tradtions? What meals would curl your toes in delight?
More to come… meal planning specifics when cooking for over 100.