It won’t be long and hubby and I will be off camping, or glamping (glamorous camping) as I prefer to call it.
We’ll be living it up in our pink and white camper decorated with throw rugs and a real (small) mattress covered with lots of comfy blankets and pillows. Other amenities include a private and very cute cedar bathroom, a mini fridge/freezer that will be packed full of home-cooked food and wine, and a single serve coffee brewer that produces coffee quick on demand. True glamping necessities!
Of course there is rain in the forecast which comes as absolutely no surprise to me. Did I ever tell you about my camping trips as a Girl Scout? There was actually one trip where I thought we might need to build an ark in order to survive!
In preparation for this trip hubby and I have made a list of things to bring, and things to do. This list plays on both our strengths and weaknesses. For example, cooking appears on his list, while baking appears on mine. Just as making sure the lights are working properly on the camper is on his, while making sure the bed is made nice and cozy is on mine.
Most of my baking has been done in advance and it’s now stored in the freezer. We are hoping to make this as trip as easy and effortless as possible – I’ll let you know how that works out.
In the meantime, here is one of the recipes I prepared for our adventure. These bars are loaded with mini-chocolate chips. They taste great with a cup of coffee, a cold glass of milk, or under a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Your choice!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Total time||40 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Casual Party|
- 2 Small eggs
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tsp teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup mini-chocolate chips
|Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease 9x11 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and then line pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.|
|In large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter, eggs, sugars, baking soda, salt, and vanilla.|
|Beat in flour until thoroughly mixed. Fold in chocolate chips.|
|Pour batter into prepared pan and bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.|
|Cool before cutting. Store in airtight container.|
You know you can always use different flavors of chips in these too!
So, tell me, have you ever camped? Was it fun or a disaster?