Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Feels Like Home ...


It feels like summer in Regina!

Time to bring out my shorts, tanks, and sandals. I am LOVING it!

When the warm weather kicks in there is nothing I want to do more than go CAMPING! If you imagined me as a city girl, you are somewhat right ... but I am truly an outdoorsy, country girl at heart. I was born and raised on a farm in 'the middle of nowhere', Saskatchewan. My parents ran a summer camp called Ranger Lake Bible Camp, and we lived at the camp (in a house, not a cabin) :-)

There is nothing that feels more like home to me than the smell of the woods, and a roaring campfire. I never have a better sleep than the sleeps I have in a tent outside surrounded by trees, birds, and fresh air. For these reasons, camping is the holiday that I look forward to the most.

For this summer the hubby and I, along with 6-8 close friends, have 3 camping trips planned. Our first camping trip will be on the May long weekend (Victoria Day in Canada). The May camping trip is always my favourite because there are no bugs, it is not too hot, and I know it is only the beginning of a great summer to come.

On to the foodie portion of my blog ...

Breakfast was a veggie omelet with some cheddar cheese. Confession: I am TERRIBLE at making omelets. I have only successfully held them together twice. I know the secret is to use a smaller pan, and more eggs, but I keep going against that wisdom hoping it will work anyway. It never does.

The hubby, on the other hand, can make a killer omelet.



Lunch was 1 cup of vegetable soup, with 2 oranges, 1/2 cup strawberries, and a glo-bar:



Dinner was margarita pizza (courtesy of Costco):



I was craving something decadent for dessert ...


(1 square of dark Lindt chocolate with sea salt)


(2 organic figs with 2 oz goat cheese - a match made in foodie heaven)

Do you enjoy camping? Are you a tent person, or a camper/trailer person?
What kind of food do you cook when camping?



23 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Lindt with sea salt is my favorite!!

I have never been camping. I don't think it would be a great idea for me. :)

Sarah said...

I love it when the weather starts to get hot, too! I love summer, for me it's about swimming, walking and relaxing.

As for camping... it's just not my thing. I'm not much of a country girl. I never used to camp as a kid, and the first time I ever slept in a tent I didn't really like it. :(

mymarblerye said...

I haven't been camping in YEARS but for sure my fave camp food involves SMORESSSS. Please tell me you make those! BTW figs and goat cheese? I need to try that! Are those candied figs?

Simply Life said...

I really hope my husband and I are able to go camping this summer!

Anne Marie said...

I can't make omelet's either! The husband is a master at them though, so I always ask him to make me one. I haven't been camping in such a long time, but I remember really liking it!

Debbi Smith said...

I can't make a pretty omelet either. Tastes good either way!

Debbi Smith said...

Oh, the camping question. I am NOT, repeat NOT, a camper. Tried it once and it was awful. At least not the tent.

Sandi said...

that looks really nice!!

challenges2010 said...

Camping is alright. Haven't been in 19 years.
Beans and weiners were one of my favs.

Kat said...

Camping is one of my many lovess. I used to go at least 3 times a summer with my daddy (but now im married so I have to work and dont have the time. lame). I refuse to sleep in an rv, thats just not camping to me. We always tent it up, with lots of fire wood ans right next to the river. Oh i am so jealous you get to go soon! When we camp we usually dont eat real meals, usually sandwhiches. Sometimes though my daddy brings his electric grill and makes us something special :)

Toni said...

I have to admit that I always sleep better when I'm camping. You can't beat fresh air for a good sleep. I've never slept in a camper so I guess I'm a tent person. My husband and I went camping fr just one night with some of his family and slept in the back of our Subaru. I'll take a tent over the Subaru any day.

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

I loveeeeeeee camping too!! So much fun! I have always camped in a tent, until 2 years ago, when we bored a trailer, now I'm converted... I got such a better sleep and it made the whole trip so much more enjoyable!! :)

As for food, I haven't been camping since I became dairy free, so it will be interesting!!
Eggs and smores are both in the mix for me though!!

Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

I LOVE camping too!!! I am also a country girl at heart and cannot wait to go camping this summer. Me and Eric tent it but my parents have a huge fifth wheel that's bigger then my apartment and can't really be considered "camping"! Haha

peacelovenutrition said...

I am definitely NOT a camping girl!! I love being in a city. There's something about dirt and bugs I hate. Although I DO LOVE roasting marshmallows and making S'mmores. That actually might be enough to convince me to go!

greensandjeans said...

I love love love camping, backpacking, and sleeping in a tent! Pancakes always taste the best on a camping stove

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

Where do you go camping?

Kacy said...

I looove warm weather. But I'm not a big camper. Too scared of spiders.

That pizza looks phenom. I'm shocked that it came from Costco.

afitfoodie said...

I think I would enjoy camping with several different couples so we could all sit around talking, drinking, eating, laughing, etc. My absolute favorite camping food are smores!!! MMMMM.... you just can't beat it! Messy and so delicious!

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

Not a camper---but those figs and pizza look divine!

Kelsey said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG im new to it but i really like it! ur really pretty btw too.

happy earth day! xo

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

I'm not too big of a fan of camping but I've only been once.

I am HORRIBLE at making omelets too!!! Mine taste good but they never look right ha

Jocelyn said...

Yay! Camping sounds fun!
I loooove tent camping.
I like to cook weeners+beans+smores over the fire :D:D:D

and...I also LOVE Lindt sea salt choc bar!

Anais said...

I have never gone camping :S I know - so not canadian of me!!! Ah, one of these days :)

ps: figs+goat cheese = awesome!