Monday, June 23, 2014

Campfire cooking part 2

Ok, last time I cooked over a campfire, I might have (did) burned the biscuits. This time.....
Beautiful rainbow and nothing whatsoever to do with cooking, just wanted to share

Fire ring, check

Roaring fire, check. Now let's get started.

We get our steaks from a local meat locker-fresh and delicious!

Foil around potatoes, cast iron lid to hold in heat, seasoned steaks on grill

Okay, I cheated some, and used the propane stove to cook the corn. It is good grilled as well, but I wanted it this way.
 Are you hungry yet?

This seasoning we got from the butcher, it is Excalibur sweet and sassy garlic seasoning, made in USA (Illinois to be exact), and it is delicious!!!

I'm in heaven... Corn was tender and sweet, steak and potatoes done to perfection. 

Next time, I am trying biscuits again...really, I well, I'll share them in their golden perfection. Please come back again, subscribe, and comment. Share campfire cooking tips and recipes. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy eating, camping, and campfire cooking. 

Take care, etc


Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunny days are here, but it has been rainy the past few days. These are some projects I've done
A hanging basket for some of my husband's random stuff

Market bag anyone? I love farmer's markets this time of year. This bag holds lots!

Hanging on hook close to fridge, ready to be put away

Random picture of one of my grandsons (I am Nana, after all)
 Hanging, under-cabinet fruit basket
Work in progress....

This was actually my husband's project, webbing frayed on driver's side door so door could swing open and possibly break off. This would definitely be a problem.
A trip to the hardware store for some webbing, a few washers, and screws-and about $1.29 later,-problem is fixed.
I could have sworn that I took a picture of the socks I knitted for my grandson, but I can't find it. Oh well, this picture of my youngest grandson is better anyway!

Take care and be kind to each other

Susanne (Nana) Collins

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer at Nana's

Summer is finally here!

Whew it's been a busy couple of weeks. Today our weather suddenly turned to summer with temps in the high 80's. I thought I'd share of picture of the cool river that is close to where we live. It's where you want to be when the weather heats up.

I have been promising friends to post some pix of our RV, so here it is:

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home:)  There's plenty of room for me and my husband, and a grandkid or two. We have like 18 grandkids, so if they were all to come, we would have to pitch a tent. Living full-time in a RV requires some adjusting, but you can do anything you can in a more traditional home.

We have a small container gardens with peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs(our faves basil and oregano), flowers, and some experimental garlic.

We are lucky where we live to have a nice yard area. The perk here is that we don't have to do any yard work!

A campstore makes it convenient to get needed items such as firewood. And of course, there's the lovely location:

This picture shows the river a little swollen due to all the rain we've had here in Missouri. Our family has really enjoyed fishing here this year.

We have had to get creative with storage. We were used to having a bowl on a table to keep our fresh fruit handy. There is no space for that in an RV. Here is the hanging basket I designed and created, and my husband hung under our kitchen cabinets. Problem solved!

I'll be sharing some more of my projects, and summer fun with the family soon. Please subscribe to my blog, and leave a comment about what you are doing this summer, or creative storage solutions you have found for your space.

Take care, and be kind to others,