Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

One of my most vivid memories of learning the Italian language was trying a dish I’d never heard of called “prosciutto e melone.” Basically – it was a piece of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, commonly served cold or room temperature as an appetizer. The sweet & salty notes of two foods I had never considered combining were incredible! That experience was one of two inspirations for this unique campfire breakfast idea! ………The other inspiration? BEARS. I don’t know about you, but when I wake up after sleeping in a tent, worrying about bears, deer, bugs, etc., (haha – just kidding) I am AS HUNGRY AS A BEAR. Sometimes I can hold out a little longer, but sometimes I gotta eat fast! This particular breakfast...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….. It’s a Backpack!

There’s a saying in my family regarding clothing and accessories.  For example, when you score an outfit that is super unique, my momma or grandmother would say something like: “Well, you definitely won’t meet yourself comin’!”  It pretty much means – you’re not gonna meet someone out that looks just like you.  This particular score is not an entire outfit, but it is the exact same type of “unique find.” MadPax is a company that specializes in backpacks & lunchboxes  that could seriously get your kid psyched up about some learnin’! They have unique organizational design and are pretty durable.  www.madpax.com They come in all kinds of styles – spiked, bubbly, stone-like, …. and no...

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

I saw this on the internet at some point, and decided to give it a try.  These are my findings. It’s a science experiment, patriotic lesson, and tasty treat all rolled into 1 recipe that might make a memory for kids AND adults alike! Use your creative bone make your own!   What You Need - 1. Pick 3 drinks (a clear or white, a red, a blue) that have 3 different levels of sugar. 2. Obviously, Clear Glasses or Plastic Cups & Ice (see “Ideas” below)   Pour in This Order: 1 Ice 2 Highest Sugar Drink 3 Medium Sugar Drink 4 Lowest or No Sugar Drink   What’s in My Experiment: (in pour order) ~Ice ~Cranberry Cocktail (juice section) ~A Blue Gatorade (Go for a lighter blue if you want; Must be less sugar than cranberry) ~Diet...

Keep Calm And….. Pie?

Keep Calm And….. Pie?

I haven’t blogged in a while, and that fact is the basis of today’s blog.  As I type, I am seeing a reflection in the computer screen, and there are lovely little lines between my eyes on my forehead…… because I am thinking.  It’s my thinking face.  I learned that thinking face from my Momma & my Granny.  I am smoothing it out now & trying to consciously get rid of them physically & emotionally – - – I must have a lot on my mind. This happens, doesn’t it?  Especially to women, I think.  (SEE!  THE THINKING!)  Thinking is obviously not a bad thing,  but I think it’s the “over-analyzing” that’s toxic.  I think the very definition of “Over-analyzing” is exactly...

Campfire Quiche

Campfire Quiche

All you need are some non mutant peppers & some omelete-like ingredients. You probably think it’s an oximoron, but Campfire Quiche is classy AND rustic. (And not processed….) This has become one of the favorite breakfast item around the campfire.  It’s come in handy a few times, because it’s packed with nutrients you need for a hike or an active day around the camp site! Added bonus: It’s gluten-free. I served it with slices of watermelon & it really hit the spot. And……. you can do this at home in your oven if camping isn’t your thing!!!! What you need: ~Bell Peppers that can sit up in your grocery cart/buggy (it’s important they are level & not mutant situations) ~1-2 eggs per pepper ~hashbrowns...