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Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors

‘Leaving the road they went into the deep resin-scented darkness of the trees, and gathered dead sticks and cones to make a fire. Soon they had a merry cackle of flame at the foot of a large fir-tree and they sat round it for a while, until they began to nod.’  -The Fellowship of the Ring, Chapter 3: Three is Company 

On the second day of their journey, the hobbits slept outdoors. Weather permitting, you can celebrate day two of Feast Week by doing the same.

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Although Tolkien did not specifically mention what the hobbits ate on this particular evening, it is highly probable that they did, in fact, eat something (they are hobbits, after all!). Being an avid camper myself, I tried to imagine what they might have put together for a quick snack or meal on the go.

While bacon is typically a staple of breakfast, most hobbits probably wouldn’t complain about having a second helping for dinner – especially if you pair it with other tasty foods, such as taters and, of course, mushrooms! (Eggs or other meats will also do quite nicely!)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of bacon (I went with apple hickory-smoked bacon)
  • Taters (as many as you’d like)
  • Mushrooms
  • Cooking oil
  • Other optional ingredients: meats, bread, fresh fruit

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These foods can be cooked on the stovetop, but if you’re feeling particularly hobbity, you might want to try cooking over a campfire. (Please take the necessary precautions and follow all local laws regarding fire safety.)

If you’re sleeping outdoors tonight, enjoy! We’d love to hear how you’re celebrating Feast Week – leave us comments below, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Happy Feast Week!

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