In advance of the weekend, each parent was given designated "snacks" to bring. So, immediately I tossed that out the window and began to brainstorm on something for everyone. For the kids I found these great campfire cones. You put all the "toppings" into a cupcake pan and each kid makes their own "cone" to put on the campfire. It is supposed to be safer and less messy than traditional s'mores.
For the men, I had a little more fun. For starter, I packed the basics...cheese, olives, 2 different salamis, Rosemary cashews (Barefoot contessa), hummus, veggies, and pita. Then I decided to make some beef jerky. I opted for a Mexican lime jerky with a little jalepeno kick. This was my first shot at jerky, and while it needs some tweaking, it was pretty good for a first attempt.
Last, I made the moonshine recipe that I posted last week. My husband knows my "more is more" philosophy, but be wasn't "signed on" to the moonshine idea. I saw him tuck a nice bottle of red and a mccallum 18 into his bag and I knew how this was going to play out. Much to my surprise, I got a text around 10pm and the nipping had begun. The guys were loving it. At 190 proof...who wouldn't. My husband was sooo proud.
The two arrived home Sunday afternoon pooped. As I imagined, the jug was empty. Apparently, they were in such a fog that my husband didn't even take out the beef jerky, the veggies to go with the hummus, or the campfire cones. See, this is why men need a woman around!
Here are a few of my favorite pics from the weekend...
|Mighty Bluefish and chomps before leaving|
|Making the Tribe Banner|
|The bird man|
|Their cabin...yes that is one of the two flatscreens!|
|Another pic of the cabin|