We snuck out for a quick weekend camping trip into the Boundary Waters. I took a video to show you the campsite.
Overnight the temps dropped into the 30's. I put on my snow pants and my favorite winter hat. In real winter I don't put all the balls on top, I use them to cinch down the flappers.
My new, favorite camping gear is this cast iron Dutch oven. We brought it along to make a pot of fish chowder. It would have been simply chowder, but I did catch a fish.
First I sauteed onions in olive oil and butter.
Next, I added peppers, potatoes, and corn.
I brought along about two tablespoons of Better than Bouillon chicken base and stirred that in along with some water. We put the lid on and simmered it while we enjoyed the vista with our glass of wine.
Once the veggies were tender, I added the fish and some basil from the garden. We let that simmer a little longer, then a swirl of cream and it's done! We kept it warm on top of the fire grate.
That's my wine "glass". You can't bring glass or metal into the Boundary Waters, so I found these plastic cups. I love the stripes so that you can measure the pour. It's a good idea to measure the pour out there.
Usually when we go camping we're in bed long before sunset. Up here in the summer the sky is pretty bright until 10 or so. Now it's getting dark around 7:30, so we were able to watch the moon come out while we enjoyed a little chocolate for dessert.
Goodnight, campsite. We'll see you again next summer.