Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Campfire Breakfast


For our Easter breakfast we met with friends at Dripping Springs in the Organ Mountains above Las Cruces. The views were stunning, the air was clear and warm, the company was great, and the food was delicious.

Everyone brought a dish to share, but since all of our friends are so generous and creative there were a lot of extras, including candy Easter eggs, flowers, tablecloths, and holiday decorations. The menu was superb:

Mimosas (champagne and orange juice)

Cowboy Campfire Coffee (2 quarts of chilly spring water pumped into an antique graniteware coffee pot and brought to a boil over an open fire. Add a handful of coffee, and toss in a clean eggshell to settle the grounds; simmer over the fire for a bit, then pour)

Tea

Lemonade

Farmer's Omelette, an all-in-one dish with eggs, cheese, sausage, peppers, and onions; mostly cooked ahead of time and finished off over the campfire in a heavy black iron frying pan (because that's what our family used on breakfast picnics when we were kids)

Sourdough bread and butter

Jean's Blueberry Coffee Cake

Pat and Mary's Buttermilk Poppyseed Cake

Fresh pineapple, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries


We decided to make our Easter Campfire Breakfast an annual event, although I believe that I can foresee some Spicy Breakfast Burrito Picnics in the near future.

12 comments:

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Sounds like so much fun! (and the eggs and sausage and peppers...oh my!!). I've never had a picnic breakfast; of course, I've never camped, either, so that may explain some of the reason! Pretty fancy picnic, though, with mimosas and chocolate eggs! I could probably do that!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Now that's what I call a campfire breakfast for sure. Sounds like a good and delicious time was had by all. Oma Linda

JC said...

Eggshells ?

Linda said...

How did you manage to move after that feast?

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

It was great fun and delicious!

Sage said...

sounds like great fun and good eats

becky said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful, Clair. Glad you had a great Easter!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Love this idea -- and the wonderful menu and recipes -- just great.

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, now that is the way to do it for sure. What a wonderful idea. We were in Zion Park and had peanut butter sandwiches, juice, and an apple. It was a total feast in that grand place.

Quiet Paths said...

Love love your header photo!

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

Jealous! We haven't been camping near enough since we've moved to TX. Sigh...

clairz said...

We just did this annual campfire breakfast for the third time. This time we chose to set the date a week ahead of Easter and instead of having to listen to other people's music and conversation from the other campsites, we had the whole place to ourselves. Beautiful~