is about how to make your own little oasis at the campground. Making family trips stylish and comfortable. I encourage you to camp in gourmet comfort even if you have kids. I invite you tell your stories and ask your questions. I will also keep you informed on Northern California events.
Campfire Cake In An Orange Shell
I actually don't care for cake. I have to say though that this is one of the best cakes I've eaten. It is incredibly moist. You can really make this recipe your own. Add nuts, chocolate chips, rum, any cake mix really. Because it cooks in an orange it turns out very moist and creamy. Do give this a try and have the kids help it's fun to make.
One 8 oz. box of Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix
(or Use 1/2 recipe good for 3 oranges made from scratch)
6 Large Oranges
Water per box instructions
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
Wax Paper Optional
Ziploc Storage Bag
Knife and spoon
Mix dry ingredients into a plastic bag prior to packing for camp trip
Store in a cool place
If making from scratch then add egg & oil to bag
Do this just before cooking at campsite
Mix with your fingers right inside bag
Cut top off of oranges and scoop center out and eat
Nip tip off of baggie tip and empty into orange shell leaving room at top
Wrap in wax paper and foil with orange put back together
Cook in hot coals or grill for 20 minutes turning a few times
Or cook at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes
Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe California D.L. Bliss Campground - Not all campsites are equal - Scroll down to see BEST sites 9881 HWY 89
Tahoma CA 96142 Click Here For State Park Link
Entrance of D.L. Bliss by Gary O'Toole
Location – Directions
17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, a couple of miles north of Emerald Bay
Tahoma Latitude/Longitude: 38.9851 / -120.1304
Phone: 530-525-7277Reservations: 800-444-7275 Click Here
Even though this park gets a 10 rating from most of the camping books, many campsites are on slops that are rocky or are small. I would rate this place a 5 or a 10 depending on where you’re parking your tent. I love the beach access at this park and a few nice sites sit facing the water. You pay extra for that though and no dogs on beach here, not even on leash. However early rise and sunset ball throw worked for us just fine. The beach is BEAUTIFUL and it’s the beach that makes this campground great. If you want to book a good site you will need to be on the ball and …
Last night my daughter and I packed our cloths for our five day camping trip coming up next week. I washed everything is unscented soap and focused on packing old cloths. Adrienne who is five loves this activity. I like packing cloth several days before our trip so I have time to wash anything that needs to be washed and because I know the days leading up to such a big trip will be busy with cooking/freezing food, shopping, planning and pulling it all together.
Here are a few links to help you get started knowing what to pack for a week long trip:
Cloths: I like clean cloths so a long trip means packing more, washing a few things or I check to see if they have a laundry facility. BRING CHANGE if they do. Wash all your cloths in scent free detergent so your not attracting mosquito's.