Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WIAW - Trade

I'm sure by now you know that on Wednesdays I have oats for breakfast, salad for lunch and soup for dinner! Today I also enjoyed snacking on these delicious pumpkin cookies from Kari @ Bite-Sized Thoughts:
Try them - you won't be disappointed!

So this week instead of showing you yet another What-I-Ate-Wednesday, I decided I would trade Wednesday for the weekend (same letter after all so I can still call it WIAW)!
That's because we went camping last weekend!
How is it that something so simple can be so fun & relaxing....???

I love going away camping (when its not too long).

I thought I'd share with you our camping stew.

This is such a great meal to prepare when you don't have your full kitchen available & especially in cooler months. 
Its very easy to transport the food needed for this stew too.
I pre-chopped all our vegetables at home before we left just to make it easier.

Camping Stew
3 medium potatoes
1 zucchini
1 carrot
1 onion
1/2 chili
1 tin butter beans
1 large tin diced tomatoes
Sprinkling of italian herbs

Chop all vegetables.
Put all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to the boil. Simmer for 40 mins. 

Serve with fresh crusty bread.

 Sit in front of the fire and enjoy your steamy stew!

Now for camping breakfast:
Soaked oats! This was too easy.
We boiled water in our billy. Poured it over the oats and left their lids on for 5ish minutes. Then added apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon.
Delicious warm camping breakfast!

Is it just me or do the oats on the left remind you of the 3 bears??? ;-)

Question of the day:
Do you have certain meals that you always eat when you go camping?


  1. Haven't been camping in years, but your post makes me want to go! The stew sounds fantastic and I think it would work well in my slow cooker. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing it, Sandy!!

    1. Yes it would definitely also work in the slow cooker! :-)

  2. Aw, thanks for flagging the cookies! Your batch looks wonderful, now I want another one of my own ;)

    I'm so excited you went camping, too. I have a real love affair with the idea of camping, but have been hardly ever in my life. Your food is making me even more interested in the idea!

    1. You're welcome!
      YES YES you need to do it - maybe when it warms up again though!!!! ;-)

  3. It's totally the 3 bears! I love the look of camping with your family, so yummy, so pretty. I don't really camp (husband's afraid of nature) but if I did I'm sure i'd be a baked bean or stew/chunky soup person... and I'd bring some nuts just in case I couldn't light the fire haha

    1. hehehe I'm glad its not just me who thought of the 3 bears ;-)
      I would so do baked beans if hubby did them - at least he's happy with the stew because that keeps me happy too then!!!
      Hope you can convince him oneday ;-)

  4. Your stew looks so warming and comforting!
    I've not had much luck with camping lately. The last two times we've been, I've woken up in a pool of water where the tents have leaked. Not a pleasant experience I can tell you :( Last weekend we went to a festival, but stayed in a B&B down the road. It was so warm, comfortable and dry! I don't think anything could drag me back to a tent now ;)

    1. oh no!!!! That would definitely not make it a pleasurable experience! Yes warm is nice - I must admit it was a tad cold ;-)