Corn Chips for Fire Starting-Pinterest Fail
I’m sorry, I really wanted this to work. I mean, starting a fire with corn chips while camping? I wanted it to smell AMAZING! But alas, no. No. And no! The pin says that you can use any corn chip (Doritos, Cool Ranch Doritos, Fritos) and we went for Cool Ranch. All I did was char a poor, helpless chip (that now I can’t eat) and teach my kids to burn junk. This was a major Pinterest fail! Just get some dead wood, wrapping paper or fuel logs (which is how I usually start fires in my fire place). Save the chips for a greater purpose, the munchies.
Check out my Pinterst Critique board for more info on what really happens when a capable and honest person tries junk the internet suggests.
Wrapping Hobo Dinners in Cabbage to Keep From Burning-Pinterest Success!
Sooooooo, I had the great fortune of taking my kids on a camping trip this summer (if you can’t sense my sarcasm, let me just spell it out for you). I know, we are the worst parents ever for not taking them sooner, seeing as how my oldest is now, officially, 12 years old. What can I say? Matt and I don’t like our kids! Just kidding, we actually love spending time with them, just not out in the wilderness with no bathroom, no beds, and no TV (as in, for us)! However, what’s the one thing our kids wanted to do this summer? You guessed it, camp. So here we are…literally the week before school starts finally putting on our big-boy pants and giving the kids what they beg for, our personal hell.
Having said that, at least camping lends itself to some seriously creative fun, and what promotes more creativity than Pinterest? Nothing. The answer is nothing. Thus, here is a full week of Camping Pinterest success and failures hot off my Pinterest Critique Board. You’re welcome.
I have been making hobo dinners since I can remember. Matt has gone on many “Mountain Man Rendezvous” which is like a scrapbooking retreat for dudes but with more, well, everything girls don’t want. I make him hobo dinners every time, but I have never seen the advice to wrap the hobo dinner in cabbage (thank you, Pinterest). I just had to give it a go.
The verdict, two thumbs WAY up!!! Total Pinterest success! Before I found this pin, every time I made these we had had to scrape away the cooked meat from the charred remains at the bottom of the tin foil, but not this time. I don’t know who thought of this or where the magical properties of cabbage leaves come from, but all I did was lay out the tin foil, put a large cabbage leaf down, load it with the hobo dinner ingredients, cover it with another leaf of cabbage, then wrap the whole thing up tight with foil, and viola! Non-burned, beautiful, moist hobo dinner!!! I will never go camping with out cabbage leafs again (quite possibly the weirdest statement ever).
For my recipe for Hobo dinners, which is excellent and has taken me years to perfect, click here or the picture below. And feel free to follow me on Pinterest for more camping and tons of other fun pins (seriously, I pin all the time…like twice a day)!