Sunday, May 5, 2013

A Cabin, Friends and LOTS of Food

Last weekend, some friends and I took a little road trip – peace out DC, hello Rileyville, VA!  Where the heck is that?!  Shockingly, it’s just two quick hours away near the edge of Shenandoah National Park.  Well, two hours without I-66 Friday afternoon traffic and a stop for essentials…beer, wine, liquor and that damn toothbrush that of course I forgot.  Oh I remembered my microplane to zest a lemon, but I forgot a toothbrush – go figure.

We went to the cabin to celebrate winning first place in the American University Eco-Comedy Film Competition for making this video:
It was a great way to spend the winnings – escape from the city, enjoy each other’s company, brainstorm for some new ideas (although it took all weekend to settle on one for the next competition – perhaps more on that later) and chow down on some good grub.  We even worked in some canoeing, late night ping pong and foosball, and a morning workout in our ginormo back yard.  Good times all around, but let’s get to the food:

Day 1 - Dinner:
Soba Noodle Stir Fry with Almond Butter Sauce (see post from 3/18/12)
Smores over our fire pit

Day 2:
Buttermilk Biscuits with various toppings - honey, lemon curd, raspberry jam, etc.
Bacon & Sausage
Scrambled eggs

Snacks – chicken salad (1/9/13), cheese, hummus (7/8/10), etc.

Fajita Night!  Chicken & Steak
Corn Salad – recipe coming soon!
Quinoa & Black Beans

Strawberry-Blueberry Hand Pies + 1 Shaq-sized pie (7/9/12)

Day 3 – Breakfast:
French Toast from homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Bacon & Sausage
Mimosas, obviously

Not bad, right?  It was so much fun to cook for a crowd, and even more fun to have some kitchen helpers!  Miss you Bear Bluff!