Monday, July 24, 2017

Gratitude Monday --Lake, Lamb, and Friends Edition

On this Monday I am grateful to say we spent a weekend camping with our friends Bob and Sylvia at Pigeon Lake.
The lake is north of us and south of them and takes each party an almost equal time to get to it. That's another thing for which to say thanks.
We do this camping weekend quite regularly though have missed the last two years. This past weekend meant getting back on track and we did.
We spent some time paddling on the lake looking at birds and such and then went for a walk in the bush where we found strawberries, raspberries, and running red raspberries. The latter grow near the ground and shoot out runners. They are very tasty.
Our evening meal included, but was not restricted to, leg of lamb done in a dutch oven. It was the best lamb ever.
Later at the campfire I had the idea to stick a Two-Bite Brownie (R) on a stick and plunge it into the flames. Fire-roasted brownies are amazing.
Best of all we got to spend time with our friends, and for it I am grateful.

The suns sets on a grand day with friends.


messymimi said...

The whole weekend sounds delightful, i'm glad you have such friends and get to see them, sharing adventures.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Messymimi.

solarity said...

Yay! You're visible again!
Sounds like a blissful weekend. I'll be waiting until fall to try fire-roasting anything, though.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Sounds like a marvelous weekend. So glad you had fun, and discovered something new to do with chocolate brownies!
And glad you fixed the blog and I can see it again.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mary Anne, understood, but they'll be worth the wait.

Terry, it's my best food idea yet.

Meanwhile, I am sorry I took so long to fix the blog. I neglected to click "yes" on a redirection for the https setting.

Anonymous said...


Leah J. Utas said...

Yup, Kimberley.

Tabor said...

Roast leg of lamb on a camping trip? That is a first for me.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with friends, and so damn wholesome! No TV's or video games, just grownups having fun in nature?

And fire roasted brownies? Oh my goodness that sounds amazing. Must try. Burnt sugar is my heroin, and discovering a whole new form of it that involves chocolate... dangerous but exciting news.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, when you try them you will curse me unto the seventh generation. They are that good.