CampGurus Episode 1: Camp Curry & Jefferson County Lake

Posted by
We are so excited to officially launch our very first CampGurus episode on YouTube: Camping Curry and Jefferson County Lake. We hope you enjoy spending time with our family as we cook some deeeee-licious camping curry, discuss our latest RV accessory must-have, and the reason why Jefferson County Lake in Rigby, ID, has our hearts as a favorite place to come with our family. THEN the girls and I have a little bit of fun sitting around the campfire and singing “Consider the Lilies.” I (Sunny) have been singing this song since I was about 16 years old. It’s a family favorite and has become a regular hymn for all of us – the words are comforting and beautiful. When my Grandpa Daw passed away, my sisters and I even sang it at his funeral….because he, too, loved this song. There’s nothing quite like having your daughters take the song over and sing it without you! Haha! I was planning on at least singing harmony with them, but it became clear quite quickly that they could handle it without me! However, I am really happy to pass this song on to them – and maybe they will even learn the words well enough that they won’t have to look at their phones and can pass it on to their children as well… hehehehe. Don’t tell them I said that – they probably won’t even read this. ANYWAY – hope you enjoy it, also! 😉 One thing I “FORGOT” to mention in the video (it WAS pretty handy to forget this!) was that I BURNT THE RICE in the dutch oven! Haha! I knew there was a reason I really wanted to use my rice cooker…. but seriously, I put the right amount of water in. I think the heat must just be a little different than I am used to? I feel like I could have used double the water the rice called for and it would have been just right. Even the parts of the rice that were not burnt were still a little crunchy… so I think more water would have been ideal! Yeahhhhhh…. I’m old enough to have a 20-year-old daughter, but still not the greatest cook on the planet! No secret there!

Here’s a few links you may be interested in, as well as our family’s favorite recipe for curry!

Rock Tamers On Amazon

Here is the Rock Tamer system from our video review on Amazon. We did purchase these at full retail and use them every time we go RV’ing. But full disclosure – if you click on the link and buy them, we do make a small (and yes, I do mean SMALL) commission. We only give great reviews for products we actually LIKE and USE! Here’s the link –> Rock Tamers on Amazon

Reserving Your Campsite at Jefferson County (Rigby) Lake

Here’s the link to reserve your campsite at Jefferson County Lake, if you feel so inclined! Just wanted to make it easy for you to find it –> Reserve My Spot at Jefferson County Lake

Camping Recipe: Curry

This will feed about 6-8 people… depending on how many servings each person takes! 🙂 Ingredients: 4 Potatoes 10 Baby Carrots 1 Package of Stew meat 1 Curry block 2 Cups Rice 2 Cups(ish) Water Tools: You can cook your curry over the fire or over a camp chef, like we did! You just need one medium-sized pot for your curry and one pot for your rice. Directions:
  • Add water to a dutch oven and start the rice cooking! Keep an eye on it so you don’t burn it like I did!
  • Cut the meat, potatoes, and carrots into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cook the meat in a dutch over without any water, potatoes, or veggies. Leave it a little ‘rare’ because it will continue to cook when you add the water, potatoes, and carrots
  • Add about a cup of water, the potatoes, and the carrots. Just make sure there is enough water to cover everything
  • Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender
  • Remove the dutch oven from heat.
  • Add the curry block. Here’s where you will need to add a little water, but a little goes a long way! You may like your curry on the thicker side – or you may like it a little runny. The choice is yours! I always just add a little at a time until it gets to the thickness I like!

Don't Be Stingy! Sharing is caring!

Add a comment

You must be logged in to comment.

Sign up

Not a member?

 Find out more

About CampGurus

CampGurus isn’t quite home away from home… that’s what camping is for, after all! But it’s the next best thing since the discovery of a graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow sandwich cooked to perfection with friends and family around a nice glowing campfire.

What we’re trying to say, is… if you love camping, you have found your new online home! Find your new favorite camping spots, share with friends and family, and plan your trips. It’s all right here, waiting for you like an old friend.

What is CampGurus?

CampGurus is a camping community. Gather here and make new friends, or connect with people you already know… send messages, form groups if ya’ll have similar tastes, OR just look around to discover new camping spots and look at photos and reviews to help you plan your trips. And… it’s free to join!

Follow Us Wherever You Are:

Follow us on whatever platform you are on!

Copyright © 2011 CampGurus. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy | Contact Us