We didn't disappear, we just haven't been cooking in our D.O.s for a long time. Winters in Iowa aren't the easiest time to cook in our Dutch ovens- especially with a 2 year old. Then, on top of that, we've sold our house and are living (temporarily) in a condo while working through a land purchase/house designing/building process. Then add on top of that the fact that a new little one will be arriving in less than a month (July 7th, hopefully), cooking in our black pots has not been on our radar.
But, last weekend, we took a day trip with some new friends to Ledges State Park (near Boone, IA). Armed with some steaks and pork chops, we took a couple Dutch ovens and cooked a great feast. We made a corn casserole (which I've previously blogged about) and a new apple dessert recipe.