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The Internet Kitchen: Camping Take Two

by Nick

So cold!

Last weekend we packed up the car and backpacks and headed to the Gunnison national forest.

Given that we were going to the mountains, we had a rain plan. We wrapped things in plastic and had some rain gear at the ready because we knew that afternoon showers are pretty common.

That said, Colorado has been particularly dry this year so what we didn’t have was a MONSOON plan.

He had a seven mile trek into the lake where we were going to camp and after about 1/2 a mile it starting raining. Hard. We pushed on for another two miles or so thinking it would let up. It never did. We were soaking wet and Porter was no longer having fun.

So we turned around and headed back to the car. It pretty much rained the whole walk out as well so all of our gear was completely soaking wet by the time we hit the car.

It’s possible that if we trekked on to the lake, it would’ve cleared up eventually. But it’s also possible that we would’ve just been miserable and freezing the whole time.

So, we are trying it again this weekend, but just going car camping a few miles from our house. I believe we should be able to do this!

The Poll

Pick a name for a grilled cheese and I’ll figure out how to make it…

The Links

Avocado Ice Cream - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, avocados are one of the best ways to make dairy products super-creamy. They work awesome in things like smoothies and milkshakes so why not just add them straight to ice cream? (@ Endless Simmer)

Cookie Dough Lover’s Giveaway - I was lucky enough to have coffee with Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil a few weeks ago. She is lovely and her book is beautiful. Here’s an interview with her and also a chance to win her new book! (@ Vanilla Sugar)

Build a Seafood SoupIt’s called different things depending on who’s cooking it, but it’s definitely a good kitchen skill to have under your belt. (@ PBS Fresh Tastes)

Run Rabbit Run - A hilarious and delicious looking post on homemade rabbit sausage. Warning: There are photos of a naked rabbit. (@ Thursday Night Smackdown)

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