Thursday, May 26, 2011

Camp Bacon Spring Pork Spectacular 2011

We had another successful Camp Bacon event held out on Shanon's dad's property in Odessa, MO.  He has an awesome setup for gatherings: a basketball court, working toilets, flat ground, and large trees for shade!

We had 16 people turn out for an afternoon of fun and a celebration of pork.  For dinner Brian and I made bacon-wrapped pork medallions with garlic-mustard butter and everyone else brought a side or snack to share.

We had Mi Ranchito chips and salsa, Awesomesauce cookies, two different pasta salads, potato salad, cucumber salad, grilled asparagus, cheesy corn, dates stuffed with goat cheese wrapped in bacon, and other goodies that I have probably forgotton about that were equally amazing.

That night we got to burn the big brush pile.  I think it has been sitting there for three years, teasing us everytime we come out to camp, but it was never the right time.  This year was perfect.  The fire was awesome!

After the big fire died down we gathered back around the little normal sized fire to chat longer before going to bed.  The night ended a little earlier than previous years due to a certain little baby that likes to get up in the wee hours of the morning, as well as threats of massive amounts of rain (that never materialized).

In the morning we cooked up large amounts of eggs, sausage, hashbrowns and bacon to make breakfast burritos.  It was a perfect end to a perfect Camp Bacon event.

We might try to change things up next year and host the event at a different location (Shanon and Jessica are amazing but they have to do so much work to get the area ready for the campou, we would like to give them a break!), but we'll see when the time comes.  Someday, Brian and I wish to have land where we can have Camp Bacon at our house.  But we'll keep dreaming for now!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and I finally bought a flame thrower like the one we always use out there!