My kids are now on summer vacation which lends a different energy to the house. Or rather, LOTS of energy to the house. Since spending lots of time outside is what makes them happiest (and the tiredest at the end of the day) I thought we'd take our meal-making outdoors too.
We gathered up our ingredients for a hobo stew,
put them in foil,
and headed out to the fire with our foil packets and bannock bread wrapped on sticks. Declaring oneself "King Bread Stick", optional. (dressing yourself in multiple patterns also optional)
I nestled the foil packets down into the hot coals with a set of tongs while the kids baked their biscuits until they were golden brown and cooked through.
About 10 minutes later they ate their hearty stew and biscuit in the grass.
They loved being able to make their own lunch and made dinner too (panfish, asparagus, and sweet potatoes, yum!). I knew we were on to something good when one of them exclaimed "I can't wait to do this with broccoli!"
I imagine we'll be cooking on the fire at every given opportunity. We'll be the family that constantly smells of woodsmoke but that's okay, I think we're gaining much more than an aroma from this.
Happy Wednesday, all. I hope today is memorable.