“E” is for East Coast Chili

Today was adventurous, long, and fun. Tim and I made my dad a big pancake breakfast before we headed into the wilderness for a hike. We chose a dad-friendly, easy, and scenic hike called Mirror Lake which is located in Mt. Hood National Forest. On a clear day, you are supposed to see Mt. Hood reflected in the lake, but today was cloudy. Go figure! Here is a shot of my dad and I near a curvy tree:

A shot of part of Mirror Lake:

We spent a good portion of our day exploring the area around Mt. Hood, showing my dad some of our favorite places. When we finally returned home we were starving! Tim and I made the East Coast Chili from Vegan Planet. I’m not sure why it’s called East Coast Chili, but it’s pretty delicious. It’s also a wonderful meal to enjoy when it’s pouring rain outside.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post – it might just have something to do with jam.