I wonder whether the weather will be wonderful!
I'm pretty sure it won't be.
After almost five months with only one little rain storm, our weather is about to change. Of course it is the weekend we want to camp, but that's really OK.
A cold storm front is moving thru, but it looks like the worst of it will be to the north. So far, only a "chance of showers" is predicted for the weekend days in the Pinnacles National Monument area. But it is going to be quite cold!
I guess we will get to test our heating systems. I think we have both electric and propane. And I had better dig up some warm clothes for both of us.
But, it's really just about going somewhere and from what I read on other blogs, it's often all about the food!
We will not have a car along, so we will have to take everything we need from the start. I've planned the meals to be easy, but all things we like.
The following pictures are all from Google Images.
Friday night we will have a meal that goes back to our skiing days. Whenever we had a motel room with a kitchenette we would stay in and have baked Brie with fruit, a baguette, and wine instead of going to a restaurant. They were some of the best nights.
Breakfast Saturday will be Ham Cheese and Apple Panini made with English Muffins.
If it's not raining we will hike them off!
Dinner Saturday will be my favorite Amylu Sweet Caramelized Onion Chicken burgers from Costco and Garlic Fries from Trader Joe's.
Sunday breakfast will be light and tasty. I'll bake a batch of Trader Joe's Mini Croissants.
They are frozen and you just put them out to proof over night and bake in the morning. So good and fresh. A nice glass of OJ and some brewed coffee will warm us up.
I'm planning on cooking a nice Corned Beef dinner in the slow cooker on Sunday. That way I'll have leftovers for dinner when we get home on Monday and I won't have to cook. The ribs I made last time worked out great. The insert from the slow cooker fits nicely in the refrigerator.
I am curious to see if the cabbage stinks up the Alfa.
Monday morning breakfast will be our usual weekend fare. Something hearty to see us thru getting home and back into the driveway. Eggs over easy, toast or muffins, and a chicken sausage.
I'll probably pack a few cans of good soup and some salad fixings if we want a lunch. But usually if we eat breakfast we skip lunch. A couple of yogurts and some extra fruit for snacks would be good, and Craig will probably want something salty so I'd better pack chips and Cheetos as well.
We usually get more veggies in our meals than this lineup provides, but I'm trying to keep things easy.
So if the weather's not great, the food will be!
One more day.