This post was created in partnership with Edo Japan. But as always, the thoughts, advice and adventure experiences are truthfully my own.
It’s pretty obvious I’m a lover of wintertime here in Canada.
The only change I make from my summer adventures is adding a few more layers of clothing. I find the extra effort to get outside is so worth it as it makes for some unforgettable moments.
Unfortunately, there are less than 7 hours of daylight to adventure here in Saskatchewan in December. So I have to make a point to use my time wisely.
I will also be the first to admit that I hate cooking. I especially dislike when cooking in the snow on a camp stove takes extra time when I would rather be on the trails skiing and exploring.
And, since there’s nothing wrong with getting creative with a good meal, I decided to pack a dish to-go while in Prince Albert National Park. I stopped by Edo Japan on the way out of the city Saturday morning and grabbed a noodlefull chicken bowl to share.
I also made sure to pick up a few spring rolls.
But there’s another reason why I grabbed this particular meal. This holiday season, until January 2, Edo Japan is donating $0.25 cents from every spring roll purchased to local food banks. Yep – including right here in Saskatoon!
We were in a bit of a rush to get out on the trails, so we snuck a few bites while setting up the campsite and tucked the rest away for later.
(I promise I did help set the camp up and didn’t just sit around eating all the food).
Back at camp that evening, we warmed up the rest of the noodle bowl in a cast iron pan.
We cooked it over an open fire while watching the full moon rise over our campsite at Waskesiu Lake.
It was a quick and delicious camping meal to-go instead of eating a dehydrated meal pack. I was pretty pleased with the creative spin on a take-away order.
Winter camping in the snow, not having to cook a meal, and giving back to the community? I think that’s a perfect “unforgettabowl” holiday weekend away to Edo a little and help a lot.