Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We aren't going as far as Rainier, Chinook Pass is still closed due to snowfall. The good news in that is almost no one from the West side of the state will be at our campgrounds. Due to snowfall, many campgrounds are still closed, so less people from the population dense West side means a better campsite for us! (click on photo to read part of the article)

So I'm really good at having a plan and then not following through. However, this week I posted my menu on Menu Plan Monday and have stuck to it! When I hadn't pulled the ribs from the freezer this morning, I almost said, "Forget it!" Then quickly my brain said, "No, you said you were making ribs and coselaw, you better do it!" So I grabbed the ribs and let them defrost slightly on the counter (oh hush on the food safety stuff, it wasn't for very long) and then put them in the crockpot and covered them with sauce before I left for work.

I have the garlic bread and spaghetti stuff purchased. I am hoping to get it cooked up tonight so that tomorrow night after we set up camp, I can just heat it up. First night at camp always gets a little crazy in the rush to set up, eat and then get the kids settled down (the last being the hardest part). This will be a good trial run with a prepped dinner. If it makes the first night a bit less crazy, we'll definitely stick to it for future trips.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I know I'm supposed to be on break, but we don't leave until tomorrow . . .

Anyway, good for you! I just thought I'd tell you that you're not the only one. I often forget to defrost meat or soak beans. If I forget, I try to make something else quick that I have planned and then I can thaw or soak what I need for the next day. Sometimes that means all the quick menus I've planned are used up at the beginning of the week, though! Oh, well. :)

Kelli said...

I'm an awful dinner procrastinator...good for you for sticking to your menu! You are going to have so much fun camping!

jennifer said...

Way to go TJ! Glad you stuck to the Menu!

Your camping trip sounds like fun! Y'all be careful and take pics to share with us Non Campers.

(mine and Hubbies Dream is one of those silver bullet campers - aerostreams?)