I’m inviting you to take a trip with me….an all american camping trip to the big sur.
The year is 1968.
Ready to go?
For this Project Food Blog challenge, we were instructed to pack “the ultimate road trip meal”…
And seeing as Almanzo and I have an almost unhealthy obsession with the show Mad Men (and the ’60′s in general…and theme parties/trips/meals in general), we decided to go with the whole retro theme.
Big Sur was (and still is) a huge camping destination back in the day, and we wanted to make the whole trip extra special, seeing as it my first ever camping experience and we haven’t gotten to spend much time together lately because Almanzo has been busy traveling for work.
As for the road trip menu, I obviously wanted it to accurately reflect the genre so we went with simple, easy-to-pack classics (all recipes to come!).
First up: a lightened up version of ambrosia salad with cucumber, celery, grapefruit, oranges and mini marshmallows:
“California” veggie sandwiches with blue cheese dressing, sprouts, jack cheese, cucumber, lettuce and avocado on rye bread:
Homemade pear upside down cake for dessert:
And, to drink, what else but coca-cola?
Simple…classic…delicious. The weather was a little cruddy, but we made the best of it!
Since we had another four hours of road trippin’ left before pitching our tent, I brought some raisins for a snack.
And there may or may not have been a few good & plenty’s chewed on along the way… Am the only one who still loves this candy?
May seem like a lot of sugar….but dude! It’s 1968.
We finally arrived at our campsite, Treebones Resort, around five thirty. We had a full ocean view campsite and despite the rain, wind and elephant seal barking, I managed to sleep on the ground in a sleeping bag for the first time ever!
As for now, goodbye and goodnight from 1968.