Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on July 10, 2008
It has come to my attention (thank you for mentioning it Susan A,) that many people, myself included, don’t like to fire up their ovens in the summer time. For my recipe from yesterday, and many of your own recipes, you can try the option of fire pit and dutch oven cooking. When you trim back your trees & shrubs, keep the larger branches for cooking instead of buying expensive (and in some cases – poisonous or taste spoiling) charcoal. Use your fire fit or build a small fire in a turkey roaster pan to create coals necessary for ‘Dutch oven’ cooking. I often use a cast iron skillet in my bar-b-que grill or take a dutch oven out to use in an old turkey pan. Many of you buy the heavy duty foil turkey pans to use at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years or Easter, then throw away the pan when you are done. Instead, clean the pan and store it in your attic, garage, or even in your Grill and use it over and over to start small fires for use with a dutch oven. Many veggies cook very nicely just wrapped in a double layer of foil and placed on your grill next to the meat.