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Campfire Hash

You Need:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

Make It:

In a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, cook and stir onion in oil until it’s tender. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute longer.

Add potatoes. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add kielbasa; cook and stir until meat and potatoes are tender and browned, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in chilies and corn; heat through. Makes about 6 servings.

– Recipe courtesy of TasteofHome.com.

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It’s been pretty toasty warm here lately in Santa Claus. With little or no rain. In light of that, we wanted to share a few safe “campfire” tips with you.

As of right now, Lake Rudolph is not under a burn ban. You are still welcome to start campfires; in the provided metal fire rings of course. Because of our dry situation we do ask that you do not light any tiki torches or other similar products. We’ll keep you up to date on our Facebook page if anything changes.

– Tips –

1. Watch your Campfire. Please attend it at all times. Don’t leave your campsite and let your fire continue to burn. Make sure that it’s fully extinguished before leaving your site.

2. Clear the Area. Make sure the area around your campfire is clear of any trash, vegetation, etc. Everything should be a significant distance away so the fire cannot spread.

3. Fully Extinguish. Always make sure your campfire is completely extinguished. It’s a good idea to carefully pour water on the campfire, stirring the ashes with a large stick to make sure it’s all saturated. Continue pouring more water until you’ve used about a bucket. Turn over any wood or coals to wet all sides. If possible, mix some dirt with the remaining ashes. Ideally, you should make sure the fire is out about 1/2 hour before you leave or turn in for the night. Carefully … hold your hand next to the ashes (not in them) to make sure there is no heat. If you feel heat, add more water and stir again until you can’t feel any heat from the ashes.

Be safe!

Campfire Eclairs
 

You Need:

  • Chocolate or vanilla snack pack pudding (for inside the eclair)
  • Crescent rolls
  • Dowel rods
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Spray whipped cream
  • Cooking oil or spray

Make ‘Em:

Coat the end of a wooden dowel with cooking oil or spray. Wrap a crescent roll around the top and about 4 inches down the dowel. Make sure you don’t make it too thick and that there aren’t any holes.

Place the dowel over hot coals and cook until its golden brown and isn’t doughy. Carefully remove the dowel (it’s hot!) and put your favorite pudding inside (chocolate or vanilla). Frost the top of the crescent with chocolate frosting and then add whip cream. Oh my!

– Recipe courtesy of  http://biglersrecipes.blogspot.com.

I like to think of myself as a crafty person. My mother and I have painted rocks for a few years now and I really enjoy it. We’ve made ladybugs, frogs, tigers, deer, etc. No lions or bears yet. 🙂 You can find several books about rock painting, many with step-by-step instructions and nice photos.

Came across a link on Pinterest to Martha Stewart’s website which featured Rock Crafts. I think this could be a fun, family activity while you’re camping … provided you can find rocks where you’re at and it’s okay to take them.

On Martha’s website there are several cute crafts, and even some that turn into useful objects like dominoes and magnets. I’ll be trying the dominoes, if I can ever find that many rocks of a similar shape and size!

We’re accepting online reservations for all of 2013! If you book your stay now you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $200 Lake Rudolph Gift Card!

So if you’re a planner and already know when you’re visiting in 2013 … what are you waiting for?!

Here’s how you can be entered to win:

  • Make your 2013 reservation, ONLINE ONLY, anytime between 9:00am Central Time on May 1st until 11:59pm CT May 13th.
  • Your name will then be entered into a drawing for the $200 gift card.
  • Your reservation must be made using our online reservation system.
  • You also must be 21 years of age to make a reservation.

Good luck!!

Campfire Cakes

You Need:

  • About a dozen oranges
  • Yellow cake mix; mixed according to package

Make ‘Em:

You can mix your cake mix ahead of time and refrigerate or mix it on site.

Cut a small top portion off the orange. Keep the top; you’ll need it later. Scoop out the inside with an ice cream scoop or spoon … think of it like hollowing them out like  a pumpkin.

Fill the oranges almost to the top with the cake batter. Put the top back on and carefully wrap the entire thing in heavy duty aluminum foil. Place it into the hot portion of your campfire.

Wait about seven minutes for it to cook, turning a few times with long handled tongs. Pull it out, let it cool and enjoy the cake!


– Recipe courtesty of http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com.

Does your family have plans to visit us during 2013? Make your reservation early and you could win a $200 Lake Rudolph gift card! We begin taking online reservations for the 2013 season on TUESDAY, May 1st.

Here’s how you can be entered to win:

  • Make your 2013 reservation, ONLINE ONLY, anytime between 9:00am Central Time on May 1st until 11:59pm CT May 13th.
  • Your name will then be entered into a drawing for the $200 gift card.
  • Your reservation must be made using our online reservation system.
  • You also must be 21 years of age to make a reservation.

Good luck and we’ll see you this season … and hopefully next season too!