Well.....I have a trip this August with Wolf and Muffin's two older boys. We all LOVE pancakes...and bacon. Have you tried cooking pancakes for four hungry people who love to eat? Me either...and I wasn't relishing the idea. I currently have a frying pan that accommodates one pancake at a time, and it would be almost two hours from start to finish. Not my idea of a fun camp breakfast. I could always get another frying pan, but don't really need one most of the time.
Then I somehow thought of a dutch oven. Specifically that their covers (inverted) can be used as frying pans and would have three potential surfaces to cook pancakes on. Yahoo! One small problem....cost to implement the idea.
I really want a dutch oven, but need to justify it, so I started looking online for recipe ideas and found a fabulous site! Dutch Oven Dude!! Not only does he have fabulous sounding recipes, he has everything you need to know about taking care of a dutch oven! Seasoning, cleaning, storing, etc.... as well as how to regulate the temperature while baking/frying/etc....
I bought a Dutch Oven.
Big surprise, huh???
I looked online at a few sites (Amazon, REI, Lodge, LL Bean) and found the best prices on Amazon. Plus Amazon had everything and it shipped free because I have Prime! REI would have shipped free also, but they only had one or two of the things I bought and it was easier to order all from the same place.
So....what did I buy?
|8qt Dutch Oven - 12" diameter x 5" deep|
|Lid Lifter - to safely remove the lid|
|Lid Stand - so the lid doesn't get dirty on the ground|
|Safety Gloves - safe to 400 degrees! No burnt hands!!|
|Awesome carry bag - so everything stays together!!!|
It should all be delivered today! Can't wait to open it up and see everything for myself!!
So I had to update......here is my Dutch Oven in it's carry bag!!!!!!
|Those are my awesome leather gloves so I don't burn myself!!|