29 April 2011

Camping and outdoor cooking

With summer comes camping, and with camping comes, cooking out doors. And since I am a fan of cast iron cooking I would like to share some of our favorite camping meals. (With practice, you too will be able to pull these simple meals off)

Almost Pumpkin Pie~one of the easier dutch oven recipes
1 29 oz. can pumpkin
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
1 C. sugar
1/2 teas. salt
1 teas. vanilla
1 C. evaporated milk

1 package yellow cake mix
1 C. chopped pecans
1 C. butter

Mix together all filling ingredients. Pour into greased 12 inch dutch oven. Cut butter into cake mix with pastry blender, then mix in nuts. Sprinkle over top. Bake for 1 hour with 8 charcoal briquettes on the bottom and 16 on top. Serve alone, with ice cream or whipped cream, or even when it is cool. It makes a wonderful dish for breakfast.


The Pauls' Family said...

That sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds good. Just wondering - have you ever made this in your kitchen at home? If so, how did you go about the baking process?

-L. Rose

Jennifer said...

Yum. Have you ever tried the dessert where you use a cake mix, butter, and a can of pie filling? I can't remember what it is called right now. But it is delicious.

The Mayo Family said...

Thanks we are going camping at the end of May...
(providing there is no snow) ;)
And we are doing a "dessert Contest"...so I will consider this. Have any others to share? The dessert must be made there at camp!
Let me know...