We are off to the lake again for camping and spending time with friends. YAY! I am looking forward to it. We both wore ourselves out last night again getting ready - the packing; the trips in and out, etc. but it's worth it. We both enjoy camping - one of the few outdoorsy things we both like! I hate leaving the dogs, but they are just too much work to try to take them, and they love being outside, so they will be fine (this is being said to reassure myself and to absolve the guilt I am feeling!). We tried taking one of them with us once. The smallest mini schnauzer (Peyton) - mistakenly thinking that because she is the smallest and is totally a queen lap dog that she would be breeze - WRONG - she went spastic at being left in the camper and demolished one set of blinds. I guess we should have left them open so she could see out ... anyway until we get a bigger camper (one day maybe ...) we won't be taking the dogs with us.
I didn't do as much pre-cooking this time for our trip. We are going to use our crock pots on this trip. We are making barbeque stuffed baked potatoes. My friend is doing the pork (they have recently butchered a pig) and I am doing baked potatoes - I didn't know you could do baked potatoes in a crock pot, but found the directions on the web, so we will see .. it is below:
Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe By Rival Crock-Pot Cookbook
Preparation Method -- use 6-12 of them Prick pots with fork. Wrap them in foil. Fill Crock-Pot with 6 to 12 potatoes. Cover. Go away. Cook on Low 8 to 10 hours (High: 2 1/2 to 4 hours]. Come back. Don't you dare add water!
Hopefully this will work good.
I did make a couple of quiches to take for breakfast - quiche warms up so good and we have a really easy and good recipe, it is just basically sausage, egg, cheese and milk, well, here is the recipe in case any of you want to try it:
2 pie crusts (i use deep dish)
1 lb sausage
1 1/2 cup milk
2 cups mozzarella cheese
salt/pepper to taste
Brown and crumble sausage, spread in bottom of pie crust, top with cheese, mix milk and eggs together with salt and pepper and pour over top of sausage and cheese; bake at 350 for 30 mins, (sometimes, I have to cook mine an extra 10 - 15 minutes if it is not browned enough for me).
Anyway, we really like it and and G's sons really like it too and the youngest one is a VERY picky eater.
So, I am packed and ready, and of course, it is supposed to rain tonight, rain heavy and my poor little babies will be outside - they do have dog houses and a shed to get under (which they do all the time when they are out) guilt again. I just have to keep reminding myself, they are dogs, not humans, dogs!!!! They were meant to be outside. Right?
They will be fine and will probably have a great time chasing chipmunks, squirrels and birds all weekend. Plus, my oldest stepson will be checking on them through the weekend too! There, now I do feel better! :)
Til later, V