Friday, August 27, 2010

Wilderness Foiled

Photo taken the morning of Daddy's birthday...

It's a Daddy/Daughter camp out with our Church this weekend.

I'm excited for a few reasons.

1. My almost 6YO has been working on falling asleep without sucking her thumb. She's been doing well. My beautiful friend had mentioned that she had her daughter pick her own rewards for each day she didn't, for when she reached a week, a month. So we had our daughter pick her own rewards. Five skittles for each day, a camp out for a week and a party for a month.

Yep. A camp out. As soon as she said that I was quickly trying to figure out how we could get out of that one. However, since we had promised she could pick out her own rewards, we were bound by a vocal contract.

It just so happened that we found out this weekend is a camp out! It's the first week of her completion. YAY!

2. I don't have to go camping. I'm not a daddy or a daughter. Wheeeee! (although if I'm honest, I'd admit to feeling a bit bummed I won't be there for their first camping experience - which means the hubby better do some serious photo-taking and Flip vid recording ....OR ELSE!)

3. I get to make foil packet dinners for them. I have never made one before, but remember vaguely enjoying them as a kid.

Check it out!

Queen Scarlett's foil packet dinner

Organic ground beef
Garlic flavored olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Onions, diced
Carrots, sliced
Celery, sliced
Potatoes, sliced
Tomatoes, diced
Cream of mushroom
Worcestershire sauce
Packet of Lipton onion
Sour cream

Mix one can of cream of mushroom soup with about one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (I just swish the bottle in a circle for measurement sake), and one packet of the Lipton onion. Stir well. Set aside.

Chop, dice, slice all the veggies.

Brush garlic olive oil over foil. Add freshly ground black pepper then organic ground beef.

Top the beef with onions.

Then add potatoes, carrots, celery and tomatoes.

Then top with the cream of mushroom mixture, with a dollop of sour cream, and little more ground pepper.

Wrap the packets, label and wait with bated breath to find out how it all turns out. I think they'll need to cook it on hot coals for 20-30 min.... or whenever they are cooked.

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