I have never been a "camper". I have always loved the idea of camping, but have never really done it. I get so excited about the thought of going camping but then the realization about the bathroom situation occurs to me.
I am meant for more luxury than the woods. I just was not made to rough it. I like having electricity and plumbing. So no real camping for me.
The camping food is appealing. I love S'Mores and cooking hot dogs on a stick. Mr. Homegrown does too. We are kindred spirits. He built a fire pit in our back yard several months ago. The little Beanes and I have had a great time eating hot dogs and S'Mores outside.
For Christmas, Mr. Homegrown wanted a Dutch Oven so he could expand our outside dinning menu. He got one and tonight was
our his first try at dutch oven cooking. It went well. It was yummy. We all liked it. Mr. Homegrown is proud of Himself. And it is not a hard recipe to make. You can also cook it in the oven inside your home if you want to.
Here is Mr. Homegrown putting the dutch oven on the fire pit.
Here is the chicken and rice just before we put the lid and the hot coals on the dutch oven.
Mr. Homegrown is putting the lid on the dutch oven.
There are hot coals under the dutch oven and more hot coals on top of the dutch oven.
An hour and 15 minutes later, he is going to remove the lid to check the progress.
What do you know? It worked! We had delicious Chicken and Rice for dinner. And you can too!
1 whole fryer chicken
1 cup rice, uncooked
1 can of cream of chicken soup (I used a homemade concoction that has no milk in it)
1 can water
1 can of chicken broth
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1 packet of Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
Spray the dutch oven with cooking spray. Put on cup of rice in the bottom of the dutch oven. Wash the chicken and cut it into parts. Put the chicken pieces on top of the rice. Sprinkle with the Vegetable Soup Mix, salt, and pepper. Mix the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth and one can of water together and then pour over the chicken. Put the lid on. Place the dutch oven on top of some hot coals. Place some hot coals on the top of the dutch oven. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Alternately, cook in a covered casserole dish in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
This was a fun family fun day/night. I still think that the best part of camping is the food.