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Rip & Go: Two Gorges Loop – Gorges State Park, NC

Trace the watery divide between the Carolinas.
On The Menu
Breakfast 1
On the road
Lunches 1 & 2
Avocado, pepperoni, Cheddar, and ranch tortillas
Dinner 1
Found Fungi Farfalle
Dessert 1
Blue Ridge Bananas
Breakfast 2
Instant cheese grits
Snacks
Chocolate-covered raisins
 
Found Fungi Farfalle
Five-star forage without the fuss
 
½ pound morels (substitute portabella mushrooms off-season)
3 tablespoons margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 ounces bowtie pasta
Cook pasta to al dente and set aside. Meanwhile, sauté onion, garlic, and morels until slightly browned. Mix with drained pasta, cover with shredded cheese, and heat until cheese is melted.
Serves two.
 
Blue Ridge Bananas
Sweet and salty for real
 
1 tablespoon margarine
2 bananas (firm)
1 bar dark chocolate
1 teaspoon sea salt
aluminum foil
Peel and slice bananas (a great recovery food), place in foil with margarine, and sprinkle with salt and pieces of chocolate. Wrap foil loosely, sealing the edges.
Place foil packet over fire for three minutes. No fire? Pan fry, covered.
Serves two.
 
The Grocery List (AISLE # IN NEAREST STORE BELOW)
[ ] avocado (produce)
[ ] portabella mushrooms (produce)
[ ] bananas (produce)
[ ] onion (produce)
[ ] sliced pepperoni (meat)
[ ] margarine (dairy)
[ ] shredded Cheddar cheese (dairy)
[ ] dark chocolate (2)
[ ] chocolate-covered raisins (2)
[ ] ranch dressing cups (2)
[ ] instant grits (3)
[ ] bowtie pasta (5)
[ ] flour tortillas (5)
Pack Butter, garlic, aluminum foil, sea salt
 
PIT STOP Follow the fried mac ’n cheese wedges with a wood-fired bruschetta pizza and wash it down with a Sapphire High Red Ale at Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company. Still hungry? Chocolate Pizza. 50 Slicers Ave., Sapphire, NC; (828) 743-0220; sapphiremountainbrewingcompany.com
 
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