I taught my class on camp cooking. It was sparsely attended. I'd started with five people pre-registered for it, one of whom was myself, and ended up with five students - only one of whom was pre-reg'd. Such is the way of things. Most of my students were experienced cooks who were intrigued by the subject. They had some good suggestions and every once in a while I actually surprised them with information they had not known/considered. And it was nice to have another voice chime in with affirmation about something I'd said.
The drive to and from the event was 2 hours and 40 minutes long. Since I was part of registration staff, I needed to get there earlier than most so was up by 4am. Dragging in the door at 8:00 that evening meant I just kept walking down the hall straight into the bedroom. I've not the energy I had when I was younger! And thank goodness my hubby emptied the cooler for me.
I'm teaching a class designed for single SCA campers who don't cook. It is mostly an 'attitude' adjustment, really, to bring their thoughts about foods from soups and sandwiches (and fast food) to dishes that are easy to prepare and will help them stay in a medieval mindset.
I am addressing three levels of prep; cooler only, campfire available, and single-burner stove. And that is where I am failing... I need 'recipes' that are not really recipes. More like vague 'put any of these things together and do this with them'. Like a Boy Scout foil meal; sliced meat side by side with sliced raw veggies, sprinkle Lipton onion soup mix over it all, then seal it and cook in the coals for 20 minutes. Tada, dinner.
I'm not sure I could call that a 'recipe'. Anyway, I need more ideas for meals and my usual source, SCA Cook webpages, is woefully lacking. This is unsurprising, I guess, because cooks don't bother with such elementary processes. That comes under "just throwing things together". But for a non-cook who is leery about being on their own without a meal plan provider or someone running into town for fast food, this isn't elementary at all.
My head hurts.
Whatever I have by 4am tomorrow, that is what I shall have to go with.
I am sitting here watching Herself's little corn snake travel her enclosure. Lovely little creature that neatly filled the hole left by Miss Veela's passing in May. Carnelian started out very shy and skittish, but her snek momma has convinced her that it is okay, and now they spend time together in the chair.
My snek is shedding, and is thus not zipping around as she usually does. Miss Ehna will be out and about soon.
Wednesday is the day we get out the snek fooder and let the girls eat.
I got the stamping started on the baronial favors. The modified design from Aldrovandi really looks sharp, and the B&B are thrilled. It is nice to be wanted and asked to be helpful. I have missed it.
Elbow PT is approved for 8 sessions. I need to have my doctor order a second round for good measure, and I need to work with the Dr. Jared to get a functional and ambitious home program working for me. I can fight again, and we want to monitor the progress there, to keep it going the right way.
This week will be practice in PA, and University on Saturday, and then Other Things (tm) on Sunday.
And I need to get my projects going for Kingdom A&S.