farewell summer.

by Janetha on September 6, 2010

in meals

hey there!

thanks for all the well wishes on my eyes.  i was prescribed some drops and i am A-OK now. 

last night, marshall, kristen, rory & i decided to head up the canyon and camp overnight. 

since it was spur-of-the-moment, we didn’t do any grocery shopping before hand.  we made tin foil dinners from ingredients we had in the fridge.

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mine had potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli slaw, red onion and one chicken artichoke sausage.

after snagging some wood from my parents’ wood pile, we were off!

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it was a gorgeous drive up the canyon as the sun was setting.

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i am proud to say i started the camp fire all by myself! IMG_1354

well, with the help of a lighter and some paper towels, that is. ;)

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although it was cold, it was lovely.  i was happy to spend one last night camping this year. 

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there were chips.

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and veggies+hummus.

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and there was wine.

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i think penny is a closet booze hound. she kept trying to get my wine!

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don’t worry, she didn’t have any. she is underage, afterall!

once the fire had enough coals, we put the tin foil dinners on to cook.

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about 40 minutes later, dinner was served!

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necessary condiments:

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delicious tin foil dinner!

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we let our meals digest and had good conversation by the fire.

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eventually that sweet tooth kicked in and it was time for s’mores!

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roast the ‘mallow.

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sandwich between two keebler fudge stripe cookies.. because it’s way easier than using graham crackers and chocolate.

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yum!

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times two.

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good times had by all!

when it was time for bed, things went downhill. IT. WAS. FREEZING!

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marshall & i had decided to sleep in the back of the truck rather than in a tent.  bad idea. it was super crammed with the two of us and the two pooches.  probably the worst night of sleep in a long time.  but once morning came, it didn’t matter. we had fun.. THAT is what matters!

with that said, i think last night’s camping trip was an official farewell to summer.

and this morning’s beverage was an official hello to fall!

we stopped at starbucks on the way home and i had my first pumpkin spice beverage of the season!

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side note: wow my hands were dirty from camping!

this isn’t a regular pumpkin spice latte.  it is actually an americano with a pump of pumpkin spice and some skim milk.

i gave the dogs a shower (as well as myself!) since everyone smelled like a campfire.  now i am finishing my coffee and eating a greek yogurt bowl before i head up to hit the outlet malls with my best friend: momma b!

hope you all enjoy your labor day and do something fun or relaxing.. and if you are at work, hang in there!

Qs~

1. do you like marshmallows? the only way i like them is toasted over a fire. i hate them in things like lucky charms. marshall doesn’t like them at all, he didn’t even have a s’more!

2. which do you prefer: summer or fall? i <3 fall.

xo. janetha g.

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glidingcalm September 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I need to try your tin foil dinner!! That looks so easy!!!

Jenna January 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

Holy yum smores!!

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