Thursday, October 13, 2016

Home made Gorp or Trail food

Did you know you can make your own Gorp?
You can.
I have no idea why I thought you had to buy this stuff.
Home made Gorp or Trail Food
I had opened my mouth and committed us to a hike and was told to bring a snack and some water along.
So no problem on the water, I have my gasp, dismay, bottled water handy to take along. I even have a little backpack I can use , but I just didn't feel like heading into town to pick up snacks, and that's when I spotted the golden raisins sitting on the counter and got an idea.  So I went into the pantry and spotted some peanuts and then I found some chocolate chips, milk and semi-sweet both and added some sunflower seeds and I had it, Gorp or trail food if you like.

Recipe:  Trail Food
1 cup raisins
1 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts (you can use any kind of nuts here)
1 cup mixed milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cups sunflower seeds
Mix together, place in a bag and go hiking.
Or just keep them around for a quick snack or after school treat or put into a lunch sack and take to work.

And the hike, we saw lots of flowers, a couple of snakes, bear scat and lots of beauty.
Deer Tongue
Deer Tongue

Narrow Leaf Sunflower
Narrow Leaf Sunflower

the tunnel

Walkway over some swampy bits

Gulf Frittilary on Liatris
Gulf Frittilary on Liatris
The Gorp was shared and appreciated, and made a nice snack in the wilderness. 
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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