Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch Oven Cooks
Last Friday I did a little Dutch Oven cooking.  With the help of two other guys, we fixed dinner for 62 people.  It was for a nature center which I’m involved with and we cooked for the board of directors (which I’m on) and staff and family.  Dinner included chicken, pork, potatoes and onions (with bacon), sweet potato casserole, root vegetables (beets, parsnip, carrots, onions, etc) and two kinds of cobbler (one apple and two cherry, all served with ice cream).  The sweet potato casserole and root vegetables were new dishes and were made to satisfy the vegetarian crown.  We had 12 ovens going at one time or another.  Topping off the meal were a dozen or so growlers of beer from a local micro-brewery. 




Sweet Potato Casserole 
I need to do some catching up on blogs (and blogging) as I’ve been incredibly busy the last few weeks.  Yesterday I got my boat launched—the mast looks really nice—and the day before I was in Detroit for a ball game and the Tigers lost and I could have probably sailed my boat home with as much water as there was on the highway.  The game went to 10 innings and we got out just in time, soon after getting back to the vehicle, the clouds opened.  Both of the events could become stories, but I am not sure I’ll get around to it.   Have a good week.


23 comments:

  1. You seem to be a multi-faceted person!!

    I love Sweet Potato and that dish looks yummy....

    Long time I have been here but so what? I have returned, have I not?!!!

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    1. Glad to have you back in these parts!

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  2. ha fun stuff all the cooking...and it looks very nice...and i imagine quite tasty as well....taking in a detroit game...would love to do that some time myself....good to hear from you...i think it is the nature of summer to be busy...

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    1. I wish I could get to a Pirate game--they're hot this year.

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  3. Though I'm not a sweet potato fan, this looks delicious.

    And the Tigers are surely a joy for you this summer. All Minnesota Twins fans are envious....

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    1. Well, the Tigers didn't pull it off last Thursday!

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  4. A little? Wow, you all are hired! You have now made my mouth water.... You all look to be having fun!

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    1. Thanks for the offer... just in case you didn't read the fine print (we bring our own contracts), we expect to be paid in advance (yeah, right, sure thing)

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  5. I am not familiar with a dutch oven so I looked it up. The first definition on the Urban dictionary was.....not what you wrote about, thankfully.
    Sounds like a lot of fun, something I'd love to do if my family were not so interested in simply eating out.

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    1. Okay, I must be part cat because you got my curiousity up and I had to check out what the urban dictionary had to say about Dutch Ovens and no, I wasn't saving up gas under the sheets! Gee, just the thought of that takes my appetite away. The examples of saving it up for your spouse was questionable because I didn't think they allowed Jr. High Students to marry and who else would be talking about such

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  6. 62 people? Wow Sage that's great. And how did you know I love anything sweet potato and all root vegetables but beets--just can't!

    pia

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    1. well, we did have beets, sorry, but you're in luck, I didn't save you any :)

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  7. I'll bet that was just delicious eating! My dad had one of those cast iron dutch ovens. I would have never thought to put sweet potato casserole in that.

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    1. If you bake it, you can cook it in one of those pots!

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  8. And you did this of your own free will?

    :-)

    I'll bet it was wonderful!

    Pearl

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    1. Yes, I did, in the hopes they'd be cute wait staff running around in black pants and white shirts... :)

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  9. I'm impressed! That's a lot of cooking!

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    1. It's fun but it's not even near the maximum number I've cooked for-when out west I once cooked for 200

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  10. I've rabbit-trailed my way to your blog and wanted to say that I enjoy the variety of topics here. I especially like your "shelfari" book reviews.
    Also, that sweet potato casserole made in the dutch oven looks wonderful. There's something about the rustic nature of those heavy pots serving up delicious foods that drives up an appetite : )

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  11. that sounds like a major undertaking, the menu sounds good too

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  12. You are multi-talented my friend!
    That meal sounds so darn good...

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