Starting to get organized for the annual Thanksgiving backcountry camping trip.
Last year's trip was a touch insane. What with the 2 dogs, 2 large backpacks, 1 hour hike in, very cool weather, oh and the 6 week old infant. It turned out to be a wonderful time but I was definitely stressed-the-fuck-out. This year I feel I'll be a bit more relaxed even though the kid is far more high-maintenance. She'll likely be walking by then and she's already getting into enough trouble crawling; we'll likely be breaking out the custom kid leash at some point.
I am feeling much more motivated to bring better food this year. Last year I was a tad distracted by panic (see: backcountry camping with a 6 week old) and we ended up with edible but boring meals. For this trip I've been very inspired by this gorgeous post from These Roving Eyes.
That charcuterie looks so simple yet brilliant. I think a charcuterie may be the perfect idea for a backcountry evening meal. A selection of interesting meats and cheeses, bagette, olives, fruit, wine.... yum. For dessert, I may try to pull-off something with mini brownies and caramel sauce.
Damn, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
Edited to add: pumpkin brownies..... mmm.