Happy Campers

11 Aug

The past weekend was spent camping with Hubby,  my childhood friend, Lilly, and her hubby, Sean, near Lake Erie. All but Hubby had grown up within walking distance to the Lake. But, our camping weekend took us further west along the Great lake to a small town I hadn’t been to since I was an adolescent, where we’d spend summer weekends at a neighbor- family’s lakeside cottage.

Lake Erie was our ocean–with seagulls, lighthouses, and a horizon which reached out to an unsuspecting Canada coastline.

But back to camping. More importantly…camp food.

Now, I figured that camping meant generic camp food–all cooked in iron-cast skillets atop a campfire. We would feast on hotdogs and beans. Eggs and potatoes. Maybe some grilled corn-on-the-cob, if we were feeling extravagant. But I was pleasantly surprised when Lilly hit me up with several phone calls (I don’t subscribe to facebook–please don’t hate) relating her menu ideas. “Camping has a menu?” I thought.  Apparently, camping in Century 21 requires of its campers the desire to Martha Stewart the entire experience:  from dressing a picnic table with a nostalgic checkered tablecloth, laden with sweet-smelling candles and a napkin and cutlery caddie to creating a full-out bistro-style eatery, boistered by all the farm-and garden-fresh produce  we’ve come to expect.

So, instead of  skillet eggs and potatoes for breakfast, we had this:

Lilly's Breakfast Platter

This picture captures the essence of Kaukab’s influence on Lilly. Look at her hands. They’re telling you, “Look what I make for you. Come, eat!”
Even when you think she’s not around; she’s around.

6 Responses to “Happy Campers”

  1. Lilly 08/13/2011 at 2:26 am #

    Don’t forget about the campground pig roast the next evening and the best ever seafood bisque from the nearby restaurant! MMmmm. Let’s go camping again soon!

    • mymotherstable 08/14/2011 at 1:01 am #

      Yes, Lilly, you are quite correct. The lobster bisque was especially noteworthy. Unfortunately, time was not on my side when I posted “Happy Campers.” I’ll try better next time. Promise me you won’t tell Kaukab the next time she feeds you.

      Kaukab’s daughter

      • Lilly 08/31/2011 at 1:48 am #

        My lips are sealed.

      • mymotherstable 09/01/2011 at 12:47 am #

        Kaukab’s daughter is a happy camper.

  2. Murray Gremillion 08/28/2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Interesting stuff, I’ve bookmarked your site and hope to come back.

  3. Shirl Lamarche 09/07/2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Properly put from an incredible blogger

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