Monday, July 21, 2008

Dutch oven cooking with Daddy

My Daddy is such a good cook. He always makes really tasty things in his dutch ovens. Dutch ovens are huge cast iron ovens that you cook with over hot embers or coals. He can make anything in a dutch oven, even dessert.

Well this weekend while we were down at the farmhouse he gave me a lesson. I wanted to learn, so he helped me pick a recipe (Mexican Casserole), helped me shop for the ingredients, and helped me make the entire dinner (but I did most of the work!). Doesn't he sound awesome?

Here are some photos, I made dinner for my friends and cousins!

Daddy shows me how to place the coals-
You even have to put coals on top, for it to cook all the way through-
Yea! The Mexican casserole is almost ready, the cheese just needs to melt.
Here are all the plates served up, yummy huh?
Abygale, Sadie, Allison, me and Jess enjoy a picnic dutch oven dinner.
Inky loves dutch oven food too, we ate it a lot when we were in Canyonlands this spring. Next time she comes to Utah I can show her how to cook dutch oven dinners, because now I know!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Picnic with Sophia and Abygale

Yesterday I went over to Grandma's and had the most fun! Sophia and Abygale were there, and we always love to play and explore. Grandma lives near the woods where there is lots of ivy and birds, so before dinner we explored. Sophia lead the way, because she wanted to show us her favorite trail.

Sophia is so funny, she kept making bird calls trying to call the pretty birds closer, but they kept getting more and more scared, and they all few away. We even tried to call a bear, but either we didn't have the right call, or there are no bears in Grandma's backyard.

Once we were done exploring we sat down to a summer picnic! We made root beer floats and had grilled shrimp shiskabobs. Yummy! The entire time we ate we talked about our new favorite movie - Kit Kittredge, an American Girl!