We love to cook in our dutch ovens when we are camping, but we also like to pull them out when the weather cools in the Fall and cook in our own backyard. Usually the kitchen is being used for canning so it is nice to BBQ and cook over the fire during this time. Plus, my boys like any excuse to use the fire pit. Dutch oven cooking is easy to do!
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Dutch Oven Cooking
I make chicken and veggies a lot since it is yummy, filling, and uses up produce from the garden. I pulled some carrots, onions, and potatoes for this dish.
I like to use briquettes for dutch oven cooking. The Electro-Torch is perfect for getting the briquettes started without any added lighter fluid. Hold it close to the briquettes and press the button. In less a minute or two, you will have flames!
I used a whole roasting chicken in the dutch oven along with the cut up veggies. Rainbow vegetables make for a prettier dinner!
Sometimes I add herbs to butter and add it under the skin of the chicken, but I am trying to cook healthier so I skipped the butter this time. You can also coat it in olive oil and then add seasonings and herbs.
This time I just salt and peppered it and added thyme and rosemary from my herb garden.
I added 10 coals to the bottom and 10 coals to the top. I let it cook for almost 2 hours. The meant literally fell off the bones! So yummy!
I wish you could smell it! The combination of the smoky coals and the dinner made me feel like I was in the mountains.
I decided to make dessert for the kids. Apple pie is a favorite of theirs and it felt very Fall-ish :) I used my FAVORITE pie crust recipe that I have been using since college. I have the recipe down below.
I use this crust not only for dessert pies, but for quiche and chicken pot pie!
I have a full video on instagram and TikTok.
I am curious, what is your favorite pie?
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