Let’s go camping! I’ll bring the steak to grill, the potatoes to bake, the entire martini bar, and enough bug repellant to upset every bug in a ten mile radius. I’ll build the fire, too. And maybe we could string a few lights for decoration… because we’ll definitely need all of our outgoing Instagram photos to look juuuust outdoorsy enough. We’ll eat really well and just happen to look really great doing it! Let’s not forget our matching flannels. Obviously.
Now if I could just borrow your sleeping bag, and tent, and bear stick, and wolf-away ninja sword, and spider vacuum, and any other terribly essential camping survival gear… we’ll be good to go! Are we going to need a fire extinguisher? Please say no.
That… or we could just stay home, eat steak in the courtyard, and crank up the oven for a moment to enjoy these toasty chocolate scones. It might be easier than the whole camping endeavor. Maybe.
My friend Tracy sent me a text last weekend. It was a photo of a toasted marshmallow-y scone-y deal from Shortcake during her recent trip to Los Angeles. Los Angeles is like the opposite of camping, so naturally they have to add camping elements to their food.
Tracy’s text message was full of enough high-fives and exclamation points to coax me into making my own version of Campfire Scones. This feels quite right! Thanks, Tracy! No tents.