Hi, I’m Jeff.
When I was a young man, in Boy Scouts, my patrol won several Dutch Oven cooking contests. I remember our finest moment… cooking at the regional camporee with thousands of scouts in attendance. The Girl Scouts had won the Dutch Oven competition for about five years and we were determined to beat them. We built the menu. We practiced cooking it every couple weeks for two months. We cooked Cornish Game Hens, bread, and a couple other sides for dinner. For dessert, we cooked strawberry shortcake and hand-churned ice cream.
We built the menu. We practiced cooking it every couple weeks for two months (and ate very well). We cooked Cornish Game Hens, bread, and a couple other sides for dinner. For dessert, we cooked strawberry shortcake and hand-churned ice cream.
During the competition, I remember that by the time we had eaten the dinner and the shortcake was on we had gone through ALL our charcoal… the last little nuggets were under that shortcake so I piled them up on one side. The judge never knew that he had the only piece of cake that was actually done, the rest of us had “goo”. When the time came we swept the 15 other patrols winning the dinner and the dessert competition.
Scouting introduced me to Dutch Oven cooking and I’m still a huge fan, that is why this website is here. I really hope you enjoy all there is to offer. Be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter with recipes, .Pro tips, and happenings in Dutch Oven land.
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