wow, very cool picture, buck. i think i see faces in the sparks.
i have a camping trip planned for a coupla weekends from now. a friend named robert called and mentioned that another buddy, johnny, finally lost his younger brother kevin, a really great kid. kevin was born with a number of birth defects, and was on dialysis for most if not all of his life. they didn't expect him to live thru his teen years, but with the good care of his older bro, he lived until he was 34.
anyway, robert told me that johnny is taking his brother's loss very hard, so we decided that it would be good for him if we dragged him up a mountain and all celebrated the life and good memories of his family over a campfire.
sooo, our meals will be my standard overnight backpacking trip fare:
italian heroes, pringles, and beer for lunch.
the italian heroes (prosciutto, provolone, mozarella, salami, hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, onions, oregano, parsley, and evoo and red wine vinegar) actually get better after being squeezed in a pack for a short time, and pringles are good hiking food because they're in a tube and don't get crushed that badly.
for dinner, we'll have marinated london broil cooked over the campfire coals, bush's maple cured bacon baked beans, fire roasted red peppers, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. the potatoes and corn are pre-cooked, so they are wrapped in foil and just have to be re-heated in the fire.
also, a coupla goat skins of hearty burgundy, also warmed by the fire.
i'm not sure what breakfast will be the next day. my pack will already be well over a hundred pounds, so i may just bring pop tarts, butter, and rolls.
but if i can get one of the other guys to carry a cast iron pan, we'll have bacon and eggs with the rolls, and maybe even homefries cooked in the bacon fat.
and more beer.