Friends – this is it! This is our last day of CAMP JOY!
What does the last day of camp mean to you? For me it’s singing John Denver around the campfire, quietly crying at the thought of how much I’m going to miss my new best friends. As I write this, Hurricane Laura is making it’s way to southwestern Louisiana and east Texas and that thought alone is enough to bring tears to my eyes. I’m thinking of Arnaudville (the little town along Bayou Teche where I filmed this episode) and everyone battening down their hatches. This is a resilient, and there’s a lot of love and care here so we’ll find our way through.
Let’s honor Louisiana and soak up this last bit of summer at camp. Today we’re ticking a few more things off the Summer Bucket List, taking a road trip west, making po’boys and ginger brew. Let’s do this!
We’re making two things at The Bakehouse before we hit the road.
Ok hear me out…. remember Situpons? If you were a Girl Scout you likely know exactly what I’m talking about. A Situpon is a mat you crafted as a Girl Scout to make sitting on the ground slightly more comfortable. I remember making a Situpon with an old vinyl tablecloth stuffed with newspapers. I fancied it up a bit for 2020 and used a thick outdoor fabric and a cushion I found at the craft store. Here’s how to make a Situpon!
I also want to finally tick Ginger Brew off my Summer Bucket List. This year for my birthday my friend Nicole gave me this zine from Adam Bernbach. Perfect! Here’s how Adam makes Ginger Brew.
I packed up my situpon, my ginger brew, and my sandwich fixin’s and headed to Arnaudville – to a little cabin off Bayou Teche.
If you’re not yet caught up on all things CAMP JOY, you can find the episodes here:
CAMP JOY Episode 1: Hollywoodland
CAMP JOY Episode 2: Doing The Least
CAMP JOY Episode 3: S’more Care
CAMP JOY Episode 4: Pressed But Not Bothered
CAMP JOY Episode 5: Not Leaving on a Jet Plane
For our final dinner at camp I’m making sausage po’boy sandwiches using my favorite sausage Seemore. It’s meat and lots of veggies, grills up so deliciously and po’boys like a boss.
Ok ok a po’boy is typically made with fried seafood and I’ve absolutely gone down that road. See: Fried Shrimp Po’Boys. A worthy endeavor.
Here’s how to make Camp Joy’s Sausage Po’Boys:Print
Sausage Po’ Boys
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
A very delicious New Orleans sandwich.
- For the Sandwich:
- 1 loaf po’ boy or french bread
- 4 links Seemore sausage or any sausage you prefer, grilled as you like it
- shredded iceburg lettuce
- sliced tomatoes
- pickle slices
- For the Special Mayo:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon creole mustard
- a few good dashes of hot sauce
- 1 to 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- First make the special mayo. Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, and a good pinch of both salt and pepper. Taste and add more mustard or seasoning as needed.
- Now we’ll just assemble the sandwich! Slice the loaf in half vertically to create two sandwiches. Slice each sandwich bread in half horizontally to create a space for all the filling.
- Spread both sides of the bread with the mayo sauce. Layer in sausage slices, lettuce, and sliced tomato. Top with pickles. Close the sandwich as best you can and it’s time to enjoy!
Thank you so much for watching CAMP JOY this summer. It’s been such a joy to make it for you!
My love to you.
Absolutely gonna miss Camp Joy!
I read “Po’ Boys and Goodbyes” and my heart sank. I didn’t think about this post being a Camp Joy post and you scared me! I enjoy your posts so much I wouldn’t be able to say good-by. I’m glad you are safe, but feel for those hit by the storm. “See you” on Sunday.
Yep! If you were a GS you’d know exactly what a situpon was, tied around the waist and all! Mine was made of kitchen cabinet shelf paper and newspaper, Funny thing though… I had my troop make something similar when I took them out camping – once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout! :) Scout’s Promise!
My within was also made from a vinyl tablecloth with a groovy paisley print. Wish I was sitting on it right now, around a campfire eating a po’boy!
I’ve enjoyed your camp this summer. Brings back a lot of childhood memories. Especially the Situpon’s! Luckily you didn’t have any gigantic spiders at camp like I did!
I would not have survived giant spiders at camp. No ma’am.
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Immediately had to check to see whether you are OK. Fingers crossed for you.
You just sent me hurtling back in time with the mention of situpons! OMG. I think we tied them around our waists so they’d be at the ready when we took breaks.
Yum! Take care of yourself and Tron. Be safe. We love you.??
Hoping you’re safe, sound and dry!