What a crazy month it has been. Once again time has flown by so quickly, I can’t believe it is already the beginning of another month. That brings us to another In My Kitchen post, with Maureen over at Orgasmic Chef hosting this monthly roundup as she continues to heal from back surgery.
In our house August was all about back to school. Okay, maybe it was more exciting for me than the kids! This year was our second annual trip to the mountains the last weekend before school starts. We stayed with Oma and Opa and also went camping for one night.
So in our outdoor kitchen we made grits with smoked sausage, zucchini and onions. It’s always a challenge coming up with a dinner to cook over a camp stove that will handle being packed in a backpack and staying there for over six hours while we hike and setup camp. We stepped up our game this time by also packing a box of wine, best thing invented ever (so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but boy did it make the trip better).
Good riddance October, you were an insanely busy month! All right, we had lots of fun last month even during all the madness. It’s funny to say, but I think with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up our schedules are actually slowing down. It’s time to join Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for another roundup of In My Kitchen posts, forcing me to remember some of what happened during this crazy month.
Lets start with our outdoor kitchen. We went to visit my parents and one night we went camping. It was gorgeous weather, though a little chilly at night. The leaves were changing and the colors were beautiful. This time Josh set up a proper camp fire and we were able to hang the pot for cooking. We got a new larger pot which made cooking for the family easier.
Dinner was red beans and rice. It was entertaining to see us in the store, reading all the package labels for the lowest sodium and highest fiber content! Can you tell we don’t buy package meals much?! To that we added fresh zucchini, onion, okra and smoked sausage. We also made a pumpkin camp cake for dessert and hot apple cider. Breakfast was hot chocolate and oatmeal. All in all a good camping trip, except of course for me hardly getting any sleep.
How did it get to be September so quickly?! While I’m glad the kids are finally all in school it seems life is still crazy. Josh has been working extremely long hours lately and usually on Sunday too so the end of summer was crazy being stuck with the kids all the time. Needless to say we’ve all been tired and I’m still living in a bit of a fog.
A new month brings another In My Kitchen post. Thanks to Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this monthly event. As I said it’s been a hectic month but we’ve had a bit of fun along the way.
We recently enjoyed some time in the mountains. It was wonderful to enjoy the fresh air, hike and during the week send the boys to art camp in the afternoon. Coming home to a heat wave of 100+ degrees was not so pleasant!
While we up in the mountains we enjoyed (well mostly enjoyed) a camping trip. This was a first for the boys and me. Sure, I went to Girl Scout camp when I was younger, but we slept in tents and had bathrooms.