Camping & Menu Plan – July 14-20

Wow! We had a wild weekend at our church camp out. It was very fun and lively, full of fellowship, food, Frisbee, basketball, swimming, and the like, but we greatly lacked sleep! Saturday night Karis decided not to go to bed till 2:30am, and we tried everything! I felt so bad for our nearby campers. It was refreshing to come home and all of us get at least 10 hours of sleep last night (Karis got 12 hours)! Praise the Lord! I guess Karis just missed her home! That being said, we are a little behind today…unpacking, cleaning up, and planning out the week, so here is my late menu plan.

Here are a few pictures from our camping trip:

My dad and Karis

Karis and Auntie Brooke (my sister) – she loved the water!

Karis getting into all our bad food for the weekend! ;)

Aaron and my brothers – Dan & Sam around the campfire

Aaron leading worship Sunday morning

Now on to the menu…

Prep: soak oatmeal and French bread for Tuesday, thaw rice from freezer, make yogurt, thaw bread

Breakfast: Kefir Smoothie, toast
Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, grapefruit
Dinner: Stir Fry Vegetables w/Peanut Sauce over brown rice

Prep: bake bread, thaw spaghetti sauce from freezer

Breakfast: Oatmeal, raisins, coconut flakes, almonds
Lunch:  Egg Salad Sandwiches
Dinner: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce over Brown rice noodles, green salad (w/grated beets & carrots), easy French bread

Prep: soak bulgur, thaw curry sauce from freezer – and more chicken, soak lentils for Thursday

Breakfast: Smoothie, muffin or toast
Lunch:  Leftovers
Dinner:  Chicken Curry over brown rice, naan, sautéed corn, green beans & peas (double and bring some to friends with new baby)

Prep: soak quinoa & black beans for Fri

Breakfast: Breakfast Bulgur
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Sweet & Sour Lentils

Prep: soak pancake batter for Sat

Breakfast: Fruit Salad, yogurt, homemade granola
Lunch:  Peanut Butter & Jelly, celery & carrot sticks
Dinner: BBQ Chicken thighs, quinoa & black beans, vegi of some sort


Breakfast: Pancakes, oranges
Lunch:  ? Creative juices are lacking!
Dinner: Cod with Italian Crumb Topping, Salad


Breakfast: Homemade Granola

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Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

2 Responses to Camping & Menu Plan – July 14-20

  1. Michele @ Frugal Granola July 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    When I’m lacking on creativity for lunch, I end up with more of a “snack plate”- berries, cheese slices, carrot sticks, bread/muffin & butter, seeds/nuts, hummus, etc. :)

    Our first night of camping has often gone that way too. But she settles in eventually, so we try to stay at least a couple nights, whenever we camp. We’ve traveled a LOT with Gen- since she was just 3 days old- so she does pretty well on the road.

    So, were you just laying there thinking… “What will this be like with TWO babies?!” :) It seems like that always pops up at some point on a camping trip, as we’re lugging around the baby stuff. :)

    Thanks for the link- hope you enjoy the peanut sauce!

  2. Mrs. Mordecai July 14, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    I’m glad you had a good time. Our son doesn’t sleep well when camping either, but he sure has a good time!