I am about to head out again; this time with my new car and my sweetie! This combination will be a success. Except I woke up to rain. Not just a little rain. I’m talking R.A.I.N!!! Pouring rain! This should be interesting. Camping and rain are not my favorite combination.
I was quite productive yesterday in getting things ready for this trip. I started out my morning feeling so anxious about taking my new car on this trip. My daughter told me I had car PTSD. She may be right! I was so worried that I took my car in to a shop that specializes in my particular make and had it looked over for any potential problems. Once again, I was told my car is beautiful and in great mechanical condition. I should go on my trip worry free. I guess I can start relaxing.
It helped me feel more excited and gave me motivation to prepare some delicious food for this trip. I kept busy in the kitchen all day and had quite a bit of fun in the process!
I made some “chips” from rice tortillas. They are easy, portable and will taste delicious with the dip I made, which was a combination of spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, kalamata olives and white beans all blended together. It tastes delicious but is not that eye appealing so I decided against a picture. I’m sure it will go great with the veggies I packed, too!
I love grilled veggies in tin foil packages so I added a couple of those to our cooler. This is a mix of yellow onions, garlic, carrots, turnips, radishes, green beans, sweet potatoes and curly kale. I mixed it with olive oil, some basil, cumin sea salt and pepper.
I made a some pizza with my favorite store bought crust. The base is basil pesto using fresh basil from our garden. I topped it with red onions, kalamata olives and a mix of shredded daiya cheeses.
Of course, I always have to add a treat to the menu. I thought I would try a no bake cookie and the end result was not that appealing, in my opinion, but I’ll take them along anyway. I think I need to tweak this recipe a bit to make it better. So, I’ll leave the recipe out for now until I can perfect it more.
We are ready, with great food in tow. Rain or not, we are on the road toward fun!