Other than seeing deer in Mesa Verde and antelope from a distance we hadn’t seen much wildlife – Finally some wildlife were spotted! We went to the Colorado National Monument today (Oct. 1st) and saw 10 Bighorn sheep. I’m afraid I didn’t get really great photos of them up on their mountain sides but I did get some.
And I spotted a lizard that looks a lot like the kind and size of the ones that we have at home.
Back to the camper in the afternoon and I got my Wagon’s West sewing box out and actually sewed for awhile – it was so hot outside – too hot to sit out. I do plan to leave my box in a spot where I can get to it more easily and maybe I will work on it more – I had been storing it in a cupboard where I have things in front of it and have to move things to get it out.
I have not been cooking outside while here at the KOA campground that we are at – all of the campers are close together, little privacy, and it is just too hot! I have an electric skillet that I use a lot instead of using the propane stove in the camper – mainly right now because we have been low on propane and plan to get it in the morning when we leave here – I do a lot of one dish meals when we travel – just plan easier to do than getting out a lot of pans and trying to make a big meal in a small space. I do not have a name for this recipe – I saw a recipe on line from an Italian sight and didn’t remember it exactly but I thought I remembered it close enough – I had some potatoes to use up and some other things.
I had some Italian sausage that I browned, added a half of a red pepper chopped, 4 sliced potatoes, when it was browning I added a half bag of green beans and a little water, put the lid on and steamed it a little as the instructions had said. Then when the potatoes are about done add about a half tube of tomato paste, one small jar alfredo sauce, a little salt and pepper and a teaspoon of dried herbs and just get the sauce warmed up and serve. It was pretty good. I didn’t have salad ingredients but you could serve it with that if you wanted to.
We are now on to Utah – Mike has some work that he needs to get done with that he brought along from home and needs Wi-Fi so we will be staying at another KOA or two for the next week so he can get that done in between seeing the sights – the National Parks just do not have good service usually for that. I’m not sure how crowded the campgrounds will be that we will be at and I hope to get in some cooking outside – most have a grill at the spots so we will see and depends on what the weather is also. While Mike gets his work done on the computer I should be able to actually get some sewing done – maybe outside even if it isn’t windy and enjoy the air.