Wednesday, November 2, 2011


We did some camping with our friends last weekend.  It was wonderful to get away and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather.  We spent time sitting around the campfire, taking hikes around the park and we even got up the nerve to go on a haunted hay ride.  It was a great weekend and thanks to our friends and their camper, we all had a nice warm bed to sleep in on Saturday night.  

We were treated to the most excellent meal on Saturday night.  Chili and cornbread cooked over the campfire - yum.  For dessert - blueberry cobbler  baked in the dutch oven on the fire - double yum.  (Why does food taste so much better when your eating outside by a campfire?)

 Sunday morning it was our turn to make breakfast.  We decided to make BEAT sandwiches for everyone but we wanted to provide something for those early risers to snack on.  We set out some granola and yogurt to help keep everyone from getting too hungry while we cooked the bacon and eggs.  Everyone seemed satisfied to snack on the granola while they waited for breakfast.  

This recipe is really basic and you can add or change ingredients as you like.

 4 cups oats                  

1 cup wheat germ              

3 cups nuts
(I used pumpkin seeds, whole almonds, walnuts and slivered almonds)

 1 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup brown sugar

½ cup olive oil


1/3 cup honey


2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, nuts and brown sugar.

 Stir together oil, honey and vanilla.

Add to nuts and stir to coat.

Spread onto cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes at 300.

Stir.  Bake 10 minutes.  Stir.  Bake 10 minutes longer.

Immediately spoon granola into Tupperware containers to cool.  Store cooled granola in refrigerator.  

Granola is a great food to take on a camping trip.  It is easy to pack and light enough to carry on hikes.  It's a great way to get some protein into your snack too. 

Just look how happy the boys were about their granola.

After breakfast we took a hike around the park.  It was a beautiful day.


I think the dogs enjoyed the walk most of all. 

It was a great weekend.  

So thankful to our friends for inviting us to tag along on their campout.   We had a blast. 

Bon Appetit!

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