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- Oct 6, 2012
That sounds delicious!When my youngest DS was in 5th grade his school was lucky enough to get to go on a special, new outing called "Kids Outdoors." I was blessed to be asked to be a chaperone. Ours was the only school in our district to be chosen & there was one school from a neighboring district (so this was a VERY special occurance for us). And....IT GOT US STARTED CAMPING!!!
What happened during the program was the kids were shown different ways to enjoy nature, from identifying trees, plants, bugs & animals to being shown basic survival/first aide skills. In one area there was a camp kitchen set up. The students were given recipes, had to help prepare some items, and most importantly: got to eat!
The recipe that we have taken with us each time we camp is our dutch oven desert. It is simple & delicious.
1 box cake mix (yellow)
1 stick butter
1 can fruit filling
Pour the cake mix into the DO. Chunk the butter into table spoons and drop it in. Pour the fruit filling in, put the lid on & you're done! [oops, I think it was 8 coals each on top & bottom)
Our guide also gave us this website. Enjoy!
Looks good. Reminds me of a Polish dish my grandmother made, Kielbasa and cabbage. Although She added more onion and less potatoes she used a little butter i don’t remember anything else added.
I'll have a fire pit ready for ya to make dinner when your here... LOL..
You got me thinking I may need to whip up some Kielbasa and sauerkraut in the cast iron...Mmmmmm Good!Looks good. Reminds me of a Polish dish my grandmother made, Kielbasa and cabbage. Although She added more onion and less potatoes she used a little butter i don’t remember anything else added.
We are fairly recent to DO cooking. Most DO-specific recipes tell the # of briquets to put on the lid. That seems to be important info. Also get a lid-lifter hook.
We also practice at home
Check out Kent Rollins on you tube. also There is an app you can get For your phone Dutch Oven Coal calculator which I use a lot to tell me how many charcoal to use on the top/ bottom of the oven. I first started with charcoal and eventually when I learned about the heat better went to regular coals from the fire although still prefer my charcoal as it is far easier. Not to mention I don’t always want a roaring fire going.who know absolutely nothing about using a cast iron dutch oven on a campfire?
Well We could. Got a whole chicken yesterday for today. Have done several over the years, Stuffed with Apple, slow roasted with Taters, Corn on the Cob and Carrots. This one will go on the Smoker, But will take the leftovers and do a DO Chicken Pot Pie later this week.I suggest everyone plan to cook their next Sunday roast Dutch Oven style just to keep in practice!