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There’s just something about being in the middle of no where enjoying food you cooked on a little stove with a view. Setting up your camping spot and settling in a totally different spot than before is what makes our hearts happy. Being able to go on adventures in each area and exploring our options in person with our pets, nothing else can give us this satisfaction (guaranteed). This was just such a beautiful area we did not want to leave!
When we got ready and planned (thanks to Sam) for this mini two-day trip, we thought of the food first. Sam is a lover of something extremely easy and I like to make food with more effort. We agreed that easy was better, which worked out well. We are both vegetarians (congrats to him for just going vegetarian!), so we chose accordingly. We decided on two lunches and one dinner one breakfast. Since it is winter we wanted dense carbs for our foods. For our first lunch we had the vegetarian version “Walking Tacos”.
I pre-made (before we left) the “meat” part of this meal by throwing a half cup of Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) and a can of chickpeas in a pot and added seasoning (pink salt, pepper). We bought two small bags of Fritos (I got original flavor and he got chili cheese flavor) When we cooked it at the campsite we used almost a whole packet of taco seasoning with water (depending how strong you want the taco taste). We threw it in the bags and muched on them and threw some mild and fire hot sauce on top (We throw a lot of things), It was super tasty! You can add lettuce and cheese, we were fine without.
When dinner came around we made pasta (as easy as it gets). We had Alfredo sauce and the small “sea” shells with slices of baguette (pre-sliced). We didn’t make as much as we needed , in my opinion, for a cold winter night. Because I woke up super hungry in the middle of the night. So make way more than you would any night.
For Breakfast we wanted pancakes and made coffee in our little “Primula Stovetop Espresso Maker” with regular coffee grounds and added hot cocoa and Stevia to sweeten it. For camping, I put the pancake mix in a mason jar so we can just add water and mix. I put the syrup in a small old blue agave bottle and for our oil we had a little jar we put our used oil in. (coconut oil and olive oil) Believe me reusing oils helps us save money AND we are not wasting.
When it was lunch time we wanted some chili with more slices of baguette. We got a vegetarian one. You can get at any grocery store even walmart. This time I wanted toasted slices of baguette so I used that old mixed oil in a pan and set the slices in there then flipped when browned. Perfect lunch for a cold sunny day!
Later I will list the most helpful items we had while car camping.