North Shore Camping
We’re getting ready to head up to the North Shore of Minnesota for a week of hiking and camping with two of our favorite people, Kori and Craig. I’m also looking forward to swimming in Lake Superior, which will be my first legit Great Lakes experience (other than admiring Lake Michigan from Chicago’s roadways). While all four of us are foodies, Craig and I are the most avid cooks (read: are the most obsessed with kitchen tools and gadgetry), so we’ve been hard pressed to strip our camp kitchen down to the basics: cutting board, knife, skillet, Dutch oven, BBQ tongs, spatula, stirring spoon, and box of aluminum foil. The Coffeeholic Gentleman is in charge of the java press, of course. Even with such a minimal set of tools, I’m looking forward to some delicious campfire meals.
To help ensure the tastiness factor, I packed up a bunch of favorite spice blends in mini zip-lock baggies:
I also picked up a copy of this book in anticipation of some tasty foraging on our hikes — and hey, if some berries find their way into some campfire pancakes, so much the better.
Got any favorite camping recipes? I’d love to hear them.
Midwestern Exposure will be on vacation next week. I’ll let you know about our outdoor cooking adventures when we get back.