Sunday, September 14, 2008

Adirondacks trip report


Over Labor Day weekend, our family joined another family for a camping trip in the Adirondack mountains. We went to a state campground called Rollins Pond. I never sleep well while we're camping, so one day I decided to get up and watch the sun rise over the pond. At first it was completely quiet and the mist over the pond made it hard to see to the other side.


Eventually a kayaker emerged from the mist. I also spotted a loon but he was too quick for my camera.


More kayakers lazily floated by as the mist dissipated and the pond became like a mirror. It was a nice way to start the day.

I'm not a fancy cook when we camp, but I did try a new "recipe" that was a hit with kids and adults alike. My friend, Marie, gave me the idea from something she had eaten at a street fair, called Walk-Around Tacos. You crush a single-serving size bag of Fritos or Doritos, then cut open the side. Insert your favorite taco toppings -- taco meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Eat the whole thing right out of the bag with a fork. The nice thing about this for camping was the fact that you only had to cook the taco meat, and the only dish was the pan used for making the taco meat! A definite keeper recipe for camping!

5 comments:

Prudy said...

Hey, that's what we make when we camp! We've been doing it since I was a little gir. WE call them walking tacos, so almost the same. You lucky woman to spend Labor Day in the Adirondacks.

Mary said...

Tracy,

What gorgeous pictures! And I love the 'taco-in-a-bag' idea---very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Karin said...

Walking Tacos are a favorite around here -- they sell them at the kids' swim meets and other fundraisers. We also love to make omletes in a bag when we camp -- put eggs and all your fixings in a freezer zip lock, seal it, mush it all up and dip in boiling water. As you dip it in and out the eggs cook and fold in the other ingredients. Your pictures make me miss NY. Fall is my favorite season!

Tracy said...

Well, it looks like I didn't hit upon something very original! Mary, glad you like the idea and the photos!

Karin, it's funny you mention omelets in a bag. I've seen that done but I don't really get it...

Karin said...

we didn't get it either until we tried it. They're the best ... I'll explain it to you sometime (guessing there won't be any winter camping going on).

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