Thursday, July 17, 2008

Up Nort!

We're going Up North, or as they say in Minnesota Up Nort! Early tomorrow morning we leave for a small hidden lake near Itasca State Park and the headwaters of the Mississippi. We're meeting my sister Cheesecake Maven and her band of criminals.

We've split the meals right down the middle: I'm doing one supper and one lunch. However, as I chop and pack and slice and pack I realize that I have yet again purchased and prepared too much. You'd think I was a war refugee the way I hoard food. I'm famous for this.

I have a gallon of fruit salad, pounds of grapes and cherries, two homemade dips, a dishful of crudites, and entire bundt cake, two batches of brownies, peanut butter, jelly, brie cheese, crackers, antipasti salad, and about 1000lbs of pulled bbq beef. In fact, the last 1/3 of that is still cooking on the porch in the crock pot, mustn't forget that.

We don't own a cooler large enough for this! We're going to have to get a trailer to haul our crap up there.

So you all must come over sometime early next week to help eat all the leftovers.


tshsmom said...

Ack, you "southerners" and your "up north"! You'll still be over 2 hours south of us. ;)

LOL, my entire family is the same way with the food. Too much is ALWAYS better than too little.

Missy said...

oh I am stoked for leftovers!

Actually my hubby is camping at Nerstrand Big Woods in a couple weeks when he goes to a workshop at St. Olaf...maybe I should send you some cub gift cards and have you go all out for him and your family, he loves home cooking and leftovers.

Billie Greenwood said...

Watch out, MNMom, I'm close enough to show up for left overs, and that sounds fine to me. Have a great weekend.

laurie said...

ah, lake itasca! that's beautiful up there.

and you know, itasca park has wireless. you can live-blog your trip!

(but don't you dare.)

Shannon said...

Um, can I live with you?

Anonymous said...

It is a well known fact that being in the outdoors revs up your appetite like no one's business. It's a lesser known fact that calories consumed within the confines of a campground are negative calories, and as such, do not count.

Christopher Tassava said...

If my wife can live with you, can I come by too often?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Sounds fun but there's no way I'm going further north than I am now. Unless I get paid to do so that is.

Fran said...

Leftovers? When can I come by???


Hope you had fun.

And thanks for the really nice things you said on my blog the other day. I wish you peace.