Striving for good food in the great outdoors- the pioneer way.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beef Stroganoff

It was a guys camping and fishing weekend, and Matt was in charge of the food.  After talking up the biscuits and gravy we made a few camping trips ago, Matt's friend Nick requested them for breakfast.  For suppers they made chicken fajitas and beef stroganoff.  

The picture here were taken on Matt's phone- so it doesn't really do the dish justice.  Matt said that the dish was really good even before the sour cream was added.  But, if you leave the sour cream out, it isn't really a stroganoff, right?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Extra Special Banana Cake

We're bananas for bananas!  Cake, cookies, bread, pie, pudding- you name it we like it!  Topped with your favorite chocolate frosting, this cake is sure to please all of your hungry campers!

For this recipe, we lined the 10" Dutch foil just to make camp clean-up easier.  We don't normally do this because if you've got a good season on your pot you shouldn't need too... I just didn't want to even bother wiping it out with a damp cloth.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Italian Night: Focaccia Bread

This is our first attempt at a yeast bread at the campground.  We figure that making a yeast bread completely at the campground (mixing it up and raising there) requires that it is decently warm outside so that the yeast can do its thing.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Italian Night: Baked Penne Pasta

Italian Night!  Saturday night at the campground we served up Baked Penne Pasta and Focaccia (post forth coming).

We really enjoyed this pasta recipe- it was simple, but still seemed a bit elegant at the campground!  It went perfectly with the Focaccia bread that we made that night as well.  Nobody went hungry, that's for sure!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A One Pot Meal- Kielbasa and Vegetables

Fall is Iowa's Best Season

Camping this weekend sure was enjoyable.  The leaves were beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the food was tasty.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Camper's Breakfast Casserole & First Attempt at Coals from the Fire

When we cook in our Dutch ovens, we always use charcoal and count out the number of coals for the top and the bottom to get the right temperature for whatever it is we are making.  We do this because is the easiest and most predictable (most everything turns out good... unless the recipe itself isn't any good).  But those chuck wagon cooks, they really know what they are doing and just use coals from a good hot fire.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp

Another Fall Dessert- seems like we are always doing a pumpkin or apple something.  Well, now we are doing a Pumpkin and Apple something.

This was quite delicious, but if I were making it for a crowd again, I'd make more.  We ate it all up and I think some folks would have had seconds if they were there.