Van Life Meals

Cooking for van life is similar to camping, but has its own unique challenges. The van we rented had a very small fridge (you can read more about the experience here), so we had to choose our refrigerated items with care. Below, I’m featuring the four dinners we made in the van. They were all… Read more »

Our Week of Van Life

Here at Dirty Dish Club, we love the outdoors. A lot of our best food has been inspired by our adventures. Like many of you, big adventures got put on pause due to the pandemic. With the ability for our adults to get vaccinated though, the possibilities began to open up again and we began… Read more »

Dish Details May and June

Hello! It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these posts. We’ve been busy with then end of school and then busy with all things summer. Here are some of the highlights of things we’ve eaten these last two months. This has been a season of quick meals hardly worth mentioning and celebratory gatherings (thanks,… Read more »

Dish Details 5/10/21

Let’s start this meal recap with something good: Pizza

Dish Details 4/23/21

It’s about time I did another meal round-up. Here are some of the things we’ve eaten recently.

Last Week’s Dish Details – 4/8/21

This week we’ve got the whole gamut: traditional Easter dinner complete with ham, veggie burgers, epic s’mores, and a vegan dinner.

Dish Details – Backpacking Trip to Canyonlands

I am so excited that it’s getting warm enough to camp again! Below are the meals we ate for our most recent backpacking trip – a three day, two night affair in Canyonlands.

Dish Details – End of March

We start the next dish details round-up with a meal you’ve already seen here before. (Full disclosure, I am eating a microwaved chimichanga from the freezer section while I type this. Not all our meals are well-rounded or glamorous.)

Dish Details – 3/18/21

Here’s what we ate this week:

Agua Dulce Tea

Back in February of 2020, we went on a spectacular trip to Costa Rica. I’ve thought about that trip a lot over the last year. We’d initially thought about going over our kids’ spring break in late March, but the cheapskates in us decided to just take the kids out of school and go when… Read more »

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  • Backpacking Meal Plan

    This year, we decided to celebrate the Fourth of July by backpacking through some of America the Beautiful’s purple mountain majesty. The kids have done a few backpacking trips with us, but this was our most ambitious one with kids yet. We went a total of 18 miles with a gain of 3500 feet over… Read more »

  • Dutch Oven Raspberry Pudding Cake

    Nature has always been a place that calms and rejuvenates me. This has been especially true during this season of COVID-19. We are lucky to live within walking distance of a mesa and during Colorado’s “Stay at Home Order” we crossed and recrossed its terrain on runs, bike rides, and hikes. (Fortunately, exercise was deemed… Read more »

  • Foods That Got Us Through Quarantine

    Oh, hello. It’s been awhile hasn’t it, but it’s not like anything has changed . . .

  • Almond Butter Granola Bites

    I’m a sucker for the manager’s special section of the grocery store. I can’t resist a deal and I get a certain thrill from sifting through the clearance items looking for treasure. Last summer, a few bags of Nature Valley’s Almond Butter Granola Bites landed in that corner of the store. I scooped up a… Read more »

  • High Altitude Whole Wheat Bread

    I’ve been reading a few books lately about the Danish concept of Hygge and creating a mood of coziness really speaks to my soul. Every winter, I just want to hole up in a pair of fleece pants and make baked goods. While I often gravitate towards desserts, I also regularly make more practical things,… Read more »

  • Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

    Yesterday it was 78° and sunny, today it’s snowing. I’ve never been fond of winter and when I’m whiplashed into it, I’m even less fond. It causes me to dream about things like summer days and lemon blueberry cheesecake.

  • The Only Granola You’ll Ever Need

    I know, you’re probably thinking you haven’t blogged in months and this is the recipe you come back with? Granola? Yes, granola.

  • How Not to Let a Fire Ban Ruin Your Camping Menu

    Having spent much of our youth in Utah and our adulthood in Colorado, we here at the Dirty Dish Club are no strangers to a fire ban. As much as we love dutch oven cooking, we realize that at some point during the summer we will likely no longer be allowed to do so while… Read more »

  • Soft Ginger Cookies

    One of the hardest things about caring for my mother-in-law before she passed was her decreasing appetite. We here at Dirty Dish Club take pride in our kitchen skills, but there were days when even the most tantalizing dishes could not entice her. On those days, there was only one thing to do –  make… Read more »

  • Fairly Lazy Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

    Ten years ago we got our first dutch oven as a wedding gift. You could say it’s a metaphor for our marriage: strong, dependable, occasionally gets rusty when it’s been neglected, but is good as new after being re-seasoned. A good marriage and a good dutch oven are up there on the list of things that… Read more »