Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
All food and basic provisions are provided – you are welcome to bring
your favorite evening beverage for after the hunt, and any particular snacks
or specific drinks or whatnot that you want to bring.
All food and basic provisions are provided – you are welcome to bring your favorite evening beverage for after the hunt, and any particular snacks or specific drinks or whatnot that you want to bring. We will have water/beverages in a cooler when we are out in the field, along with snacks and sandwich stuff.
I am not a big breakfast guy first thing in the morning. I am usually hungry a bit later. Because we want to get out and be hunting before its light, we usually just have some fresh-ground French roast hand pressed coffee! maybe a bagel or something, then get going. We take fruit, almonds, cheese, boiled eggs, etc., with us when we leave to nibble on as we want later in the morning.
We can always come back to the lodge, but we usually have lunch out in the field somewhere. We will most likely make a sandwich, along with some chips, pretzels, crackers, etc. We carry all the sandwich stuff with us: bread, meat, cheese, lettuce, mayo and mustard, etc. Let us know likes/dislikes relative to ham/turkey/pastrami/cheese, etc. and the chips/pretzels or whatnot, so we can avoid getting something you dislike. Obviously please also let us know and advise us with regard to any allergies or special dietary preferences in general.
Depending on the conditions, the goal of the hunters and the preferences for the trip, we could literally leave the lodge or camp before sunrise and not return until after sunset. The winter days are much shorter, leaving more time at the camp and lodge when it is dark.
There are bonfire rings at both the lodge and the camp. We will only use the firepits if there is time, and if we think its safe due to fire danger. We may be in the field so much that a fire would take away from valuable sleep time. That said, we almost always have a fire at the camp because there is no power and there are no lights.
I will be making our dinners. I cook most of the time at home and can make a good dinner! Let me know of any of your preferences for particular likes or dislikes. We may have some tri-tip, chicken, or maybe even some boar sausage or venison, baked lasagna, roasted vegetables, whatever. We often have sides that are wild rice, quinoa or squash, along with a salad, green beans, asparagus or some other vegetable. We can have cookies and/or some chocolate for after dinner. We do try and make for you whatever it is that you would really like to have.
Common dinner for myself, my son and brother in law is usually a mix of whatever vegetables or green stuff we have like onions, carrots, celery, beets, potatoes, squash, broccoli or other vegetables in a skillet with olive oil, garlic, etc. It’s usually whatever I can find in the refrigerator as I am headed out. We add some sort of meat and call it dinner.
I’m a big fan of green beans or asparagus, and I like almost any vegetables covered in bacon and roasted in the oven in a pan with olive oil.
The focus on dinner is somewhat calendar driven. When days are short in the winter we spend more time in the lodge or at camp. In the summer months with longer days, we have very little time at night between field time and bedtime. That alarm clock in the morning comes way before you usually want to hear it.