Warning: this article may not be suitable for work. You will likely find yourself drooling all over your desk.
Glamping brings you the best of both modern amenities and lush wilderness. The luxury of modern comforts accompanies you to the depth of relaxation that only authentic nature can offer. You experience waking up with the natural phenomena of earth right outside the door, which happens to be right by your feet. Being so directly connected with the fresh air and the stir of clouds and the hoot of the morning owl, all while cuddled in blankets. Knowing that, as you peek outside the window beside your pillow-perched head, you’ll see the local family of white-tailed deer, maybe a fox. The soft morning sun greets you, tracing pink clouds through the sky. Then the smell of crispy sweet french toast stuffed with cool mascarpone gently lifts you out of your swathe of blankets.
Glamping is already a lusciously relaxing, romantic affair with nature at its most basic. Grab a comfy mattress pad or air mattress; soft, dark sheets; all the pillows you could ever hope for; some mood lighting; an inviting table setting; and you’ll be set! However, we recommend stepping it up with gourmet cuisine for a remarkable experience. Treat yourself or surprise a loved one with these mouthwatering recipes that you can cook right at your campsite. Leave the hot dogs and canned chili at home and indulge in these elevated eats:
Glamping Breakfast: Mascarpone French Toast with Blackberry Syrup and Nutella Hot Chocolate
This recipe is tailored for your campsite. Nurture a slow, relaxing morning with the aroma of berries and cinnamon as your stuffed french toast sizzles.
The Nutella Hot Chocolate can be your saving grace in unforeseen cold weather and is always a welcome beverage at your campsite. All you do is simmer your Nutella in a pot of milk!
If you’re planning on prepping the ingredients at the campsite, be sure to bring a sharp knife for those tough sweet potatoes! Or, chop up before you embark on your adventure.
Make this DELICIOUS homemade trail mix before you go! It’s a great way to ensure you’re getting some vital nutrients even while out in the wilderness.
Dinner: Salmon and Herbs in Foil Packets (recipe below) with Fire Roasted Vegetable Salad
- Tin foil
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 lemons, sliced
- 4 Tbsp butter (half a stick)
- 4 salmon fillets
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 shallot, sliced
- 4 sprigs of dill
- 4 sprigs of tarragon
- salt and pepper
Place each fillet on a sheet of tin foil. Sprinkle salt and pepper and spread a tablespoon of mustard over each fillet. Layer two lemon slices, a sprig of tarragon and dill, a tablespoon of butter and olive oil, and a bit of garlic and shallot on each salmon filet. Bring the sides of the foil up around the salmon to create a closed packet. Put the packets directly in your campfire or on a grill. Cook for 8 minutes and check for done-ness. The salmon should easily flake with a fork.
Recipe adapted from roadtrippers.com.
Dessert: Baileys-dipped Toasted Marshmallows
You heard that right!!! All you do is… “Toast your marshmallow over hot coals, then dip the warm marshmallow into a cup of Bailey’s. It can be a bit gooey and drippy so be prepared to bust out the wet-wipes.” Ta-da!!! Fun on a stick indeed!
Didn’t I warn you about the drool? Don’t forget to pack real silverware, pretty dishes (carefully wrapped in dish towels), and your prettiest mugs. Remember, you’re not out to rough it — take every opportunity to make your next glamping trip a total “treat yourself” getaway!