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camping in the great smoky mountains

Last week, even being sick still, my Beloved and I packed up our "new" subarbuan.  We had been planning on going to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair all year and decided we could do this.  Yes, we are a bit crazy.  Food is still not settling, even today.  Both my Beloved and my head still hurts but we made it!  I could post the pictures from last year because the colors were just as glorious.  

Taking as many pictures of the leaves did not happen because I was feeling badly but I think all the smiles from the colors helped.  And the smells!  I wish I could post how everything smelled.  The people we met at the campground and at the fair were awfully nice.  I am going to show off what I got tomorrow.  I am very excited!

We actually car camped for the first time in years.  We both realized that we had missed it, only using a trailer in the last five years or so.  There will probably be more of this in the future.  But without a kitchen, food was simpler but not too much.  We had two dinner salads on consecutive nights.  Proteins and vegetables are really working best on my stomach.  

This salad was easy over the fire and tasty.  I would use sweet vinaigrette on it but if you do not, it is still tasty or use something that you would like.

mexicanish meat salad

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 onion, peeled and chopped

3/4 pound beef, cut into bite size pieces

1/2 jar salsa, I used one with peach and mangos in it

half a head of romaine

In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil.  Add the onions and let brown.  Add the meat and let brown.  Add the salsa and let heat through.  You may wish to heat it a bit until some of the liquid cooks offs.

Put the greens on two plates.  Pour the meat mixture over.  Dress with a vinaigrette or a dressing of your choice.

Easy and simple for car camping.  Easy on my unsettled stomach.  It is actually what I should have made for dinner tonight!  Dinner did not settle at all!

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