It seems impossible to comprehend that Christmas is only 10 days away! The year has flown by and for Camp CDA it was a stellar season. With more guests than ever staying with us and dozens of family reunions, friends nights out, and family vacations we met so many wonderful folks from near and far.
Fall has certainly arrived at camp and with it cold nighttime temperatures! Hearty stews and chilis are always a hit during this season and here at Camp CDA the idea of a warming dinner enjoyed around the campfire is why fall camping is our favorite time of year.
Once again we turn to our friends at Fresh off the Grid for their version of an amazing vegetarian chile cooked up in the dutch oven, one of our favorite cooking methods. They add the cornbread directly on top to cook over the chili and it is suddenly a one-dish wonder, one of our other favorite things!
As the days are drawing shorter and evenings begin earlier, all signs point to the end of summer.
Here at Camp CDA, we are still going strong as we welcome a nearly full campground most nights but the shorter days turn our thoughts to comfort food. This month we offer up another pasta dish, but not just any old dish. This recipe comes to us from Slow Roasted Italian’s website and is everything you could want in a meal set at camp. Beyond delicious, this dish is packed full of flavor and is also healthy. The fact that it uses just one pot is icing on the cake. Without further ado, I present a new favorite here at camp.
Memorial Day, often the first really big weekend of the season is now one for the history books. Lucky for us, the camp was full of fabulous campers and happy families celebrating nearly perfect weather.
Summertime is coming and the livin’ is easy! Long days, starry nights, and camp cooking are what we dream of during the cold days of winter. With the camp opening in a short time, our attention returns to all of the delicious meals we’ll create and burgers are an enduring favorite.
One of the things that makes camping so magical is that we are removed from the artificial light of our day-to-day existence and our body clocks can settle back into a natural rhythm. People who munch a granola bar while sitting in traffic suddenly rise with the sun and embrace the idea of a breakfast that sets the tone for the day ahead. Pancakes and eggs and bacon are hard to beat. But for this season maybe consider one of our favorite one-pot breakfast: Chilaquiles!
Here at camp, we love nothing more than days spent watching our guests enjoy themselves at camp. This year, in particular, family reunions are proving to be extremely popular and in the season ahead the campground will be filled with campers, young and old, experiencing memories that will last a lifetime.
Fall camping is some of the best out there. Days are often sunny and bright, nights crisp and cool. This fun has been dampened a bit in recent weeks with the stage 2 fire ban in effect. No more. Free firewood once more reigns at Camp Coeur D’Alene!