All About Tin Foil MoFo Camping Cooking!

The past 24 hrs have been fun in a different way for me. I mentioned in previous posts that my family and I were renting a rustic cabin at a state park here in VA. Since I’ve never been camping before, my checklist for knowing what to bring came from! Here’s how our last 24 hrs have gone…including one awesome dinner!

I arrived at the cabin with the youngest two and the dog around 5pm, and we unloaded the van and settled in to wait for D and A (A doesn’t get home from high school until after 6pm…I wanted to get to the cabin while it was still daylight).

There were traffic issues that caused a delay for hubby and daughter to arrive, so our original plan to grill Friday night was ditched…I ended up eating popcorn and drinking red wine instead. They had taco bell. D was quite disappointed.

We stayed up fairly late playing games. I beat D at a game of cribbage, R beat me at Yahtzee, and M and D spent a long time teaching me to play poker. The card part of the game isn’t hard, but the betting has me very confused still. Perhaps it was the wine.

This morning I was up by 7, fed Sammie, took her for a long walk through the woods, went back to the cabin, and made coffee. R woke up not long after, and we hung out for another hour and a half before the rest of the family stirred.

I had breakfast (So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt and a banana), made a more elaborate one for them (pancakes, etc), and while they were feasting, I went for a trail run. It was a beautiful morning, and my trail took me through hills and down to the ocean. Can’t complain about that.

After a shower and some relaxing (more cribbage and reading), we went on a full family hike and geocaching adventure. Sammie helped pull me up a ton of hills…unfortunately back down them too!

D finally got to grill for lunch, and I had a Tofurkey kielbasa with BBQ sauce. I hadn’t had it before and it was fantastic.

Dinner, though, was my favorite. Baked potatoes wrapped in foil and placed in the coals for an hour, corn on the cob slathered in Earth Balance, wrapped in tin foil, a foil packet stuffed full of sweet potatoes, red onions, garlic, and spices, roasted to perfection, and more kielbasa.

When I’m back home tomorrow, you’ll have to suffer through a litany of pictures…until then, this is all I’ve got for ya 😉


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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