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Travelin' Dawgs

Spicy Bourbon Marinade:

½ cup soy sauce
½ cup bourbon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder


1 package smoked Bratwurst, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1-in. pieces
1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-in. pieces
2 cups whole button mushrooms
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
Metal or wooden skewers

  • In a resealable plastic bag, combine marinade ingredients; add vegetables. Seal bag; marinate for one hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Drain and reserve marinade. Thread sausage and vegetables alternately on skewers. Brush with reserved marinade.
  • Grill over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until sausage is hot and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade.

NOTE: Prep work can be done at home before heading for campsite.

Remove ingredients from skewers and serve immediately in toasted crusty rolls.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Zipped-Up Scramble

Anything protein-packed is a breakfast staple when I’m hitting the trails but the thought of yet another peanut butter sandwich is as appealing as a thunderstorm mid-hike. I don’t like to pack very many utensils and gadgets so here’s my go-to for a filling, and energizing way to kick-start my day.

Sealed & Scrambled Eggs


2 eggs (or egg beaters for easy transporting)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Fresh Spinach
Ham or Turkey
Salt & Pepper to taste

Crack two eggs in a zip-lock bag.
Shake the bag to scramble and toss in cheese, ham, spinach.
Place in a pot with boiling water for about 5-7 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Slice the zip-lock open and top with salsa, and salt and pepper to taste.
Portable protein!