take my word for it wednesday.. it was our 40th anniversary of going camping at doheney state beach.. full menu

 it's been 40 years that we've been going camping at doheney state beach and although the other campers in our group have changed.. it's pretty much always been our family.. this year we ended up having about 19 at the campsite at one point.. camping was me, pete, shell, patrick, jake, sam, curtis, janet, ollie and  amelia.. staying in hotels near the camp ground where my  mom, dad, janet's mom and dad, my cousin sharon, ollie's god father and amelia's god mother.. coming to visit from near by cities was my cousin jimmy and childhood friend {who we started this entire adventure of camping here with when we were kids} and her hubby!!

parking cars was a little crazy but there was plenty of food, laughter and good cheer!!

so to get the menu started i made a big pot of chili the morning we left.. i got up at 5:30 and put it on and then an hour before we left i turned it off.. left it in the pot put it in an ice chest and away we went..
so the first night while setting up camp we had spicy turkey chili..
the following morning i made cheesy scrambled eggs {excuse the photo it was the second post i ever did ... so this weekend i am so going to re do the photo and dish} i then made bacon and potatoes like the ones below..
home fries.. i served everything with flour tortillas on the side and the left over chili for burritos.. I also made before we left

homemade cinnamon rasin bread and orange cranberry bread.. to snack on while breakfast was cooking..
after breakfast i  whipped up a big pitcher of sangria and kept it in the cooler for when guests stopped by.. my cousin jimmy and sam loved it..
for lunch the first day i made chili dawgs and
burgers.. and just served them with chips.. hey were camping on the beach didn't want to get to fancy.. *wink*
for dinner i did a grilled el pollo loco type chicken with beans and rice.. i'll share that recipe soon..
the next morning i made fluffy chocolate chip pancakes.. i also had blue berries, strawberries and  bananas.. so some had blue berry, strawberry, chocolate chip banana pancakes.. there was all kinds of craziness going on.. i didn't make pumpkin though and i think next year i will.. i served it with the cheesy scrambled eggs again, bacon and sausage.. and of course bloody marys and mimosas..

for lunch we had sub sandwiches..
for dinner i grilled tri tip.. i cooked 4 large tri tip.. they were amazing.. i took baking potatoes cleaned them real good, rubbed olive oil all over them, wrapped them in foil and cooked them in the dutch oven.. similar to my
baked potato but cooked in a dutch oven over the grill.. i also served salad and garlic bread that i grilled on a griddle on my coleman stove.. and for desert..
 a s'more bar!!! {basically the left over s'more stuff i had left over from pete's 50th birthday bash..}

it was a busy weekend.. but we had an amazing time!! ollie caught a fish which tio pete cleaned and i wrapped in foil with some butter, garlic and lime and grilled.. pete said it was most excellent!!

jake acting as usual.. which is like a dork.. ha

pete photo bombing shell and patrick.. ha

something's never change.. :)

jake and sam going to go play catch and take frankie for a walk..

ollie with bob and poppi..

 the boys enjoying the beach..

enjoy and get camp'n!!!


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