Planning for a Camping Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday. I love cooking a huge meal and enjoying it with my friends and family, lounging in a house stuffed with good smells, and sharing all of the things I’m thankful for. But this year is going to be a little different – we’re going on a camping and climbing trip for Thanksgiving!
I’m used to having a traditional Turkey day, with a big bird all the trimmings, where I cook in my kitchen and can control most of the variables. But the things I love most about camping – carrying only what is necessary, cooking over a fire and being outdoors for long periods – are antipodal to my ideal Thanksgiving meal. I’ve spent the last couple of days brainstorming ideas for cooking Thanksgiving dinner in camp, considering what can be prepared beforehand and what we can cook over the fire, then narrowing down the options into something delicious, unique and feasible.
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