|The path from the lake side|
Chuck and I decided to take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend and venture up north to one of our favorite spots. It felt great to spend the days lazing around reading, collecting firewood, fishing and chatting. I really love being able to unplug from society for a while and just enjoy our time together.
I spent most of my time reading, and cooking (surprise!). Chuck spent a lot of his time wondering the woods with his hatchet chopping at trees for our fire or fishing in the beautiful lake. We planned well and only had to go into town once to pick up some more water, which was more due to our laziness in carrying it all into the woods. We may look into a water purifier for future trips to alleviate this. Water is probably our heaviest item! It was only .6 miles in, but still every little bit helps.
We could not have asked for better weather. The skies were blue and the sun was warm. It was pretty chilly at night but a regular sleeping bag was plenty to keep us warm. We had a few visitors on Sunday, which is to be expected with the holiday weekend, but all were pleasant enough.
|This boat has been here as long as i can remember. Last year we got to meet the guy who brought it in back in the day and he proposed to his girlfriend that night. Sooo cute!|
I think it made Chuck feel better that everyone who came in to fish didn’t catch anything either. We ran into some chaps coming back from another lake with similar luck. I guess the fish are full and happy and don’t need to bother with our silly games.
This recipe is perfect for an evening meal while hanging out near the camp fire, it does take some cooking time, but the results are well worth it. It can be made with simply 2 ingredients, or 15 depending on what you have on hand. This is my favorite version.
I also had some leftover parsley I threw in as well as a clove of garlic. Aromatics aren’t necessary, because of the gravy mix, but I had them and decided to throw them in this time around. This was perfect for the chilly nights, so warming and delicious!