Friday, July 20, 2007

Last Night's Adventure

We bought a new tent. And we tried it out last night at our local County Conservation Park.

Not long after we arrived, we made a fire in anticipation of grilling the food we'd prepared at home. The menu included mini-pizzas made with pie irons and sliced apples/sugar/cinnamon with a touch of butter in aluminum foil packets. Yum! Crustless pie. ;-)

Recipes using pie irons can be as varied as anything conjured within your imagination. We always use spray oil to coat the irons first. Next we butter one side of each (2) slice of bread. Placing the buttered side against the iron, we put the ingredients onto the first slice of bread, covering the area of the pie iron. Place the second slice over the mixture and top with second slice. Cover with the second iron and hook the latch to keep it closed. Cut off excess bread, including crust. In this case, we used pizza sauce, mushrooms, meat, olives, and shredded cheese. Lay over the grill and turn fairly often. It doesn't take much time at all. When baked, open the iron and let your pie cool on a plate (they're Very Hot!). It doesn't matter if they're a tad brown, but you don't want to burn them!

At other times, you might make dessert pies with pie filling inside. In the case of dessert, sprinkle exterior of baked pie with sugar (it's good!). Enjoy after it's cooled a bit.

Here's the interior of our tent. What a nice surprise to find skylights!

This morning's guest, between the mesh top of the tent and the weather cover, was Daddy Long Legs. He was not unwelcome, especially given the fact that he occupied no room in the tent at all. I'm going to see who comes to visit the next time we go camping!

Hopefully for a bit longer stretch of time. Always like camping in the shade of some nice tall trees! And I always enjoy long walks on trails in and out of the shade!


Dellits said...

Yummy..thanks for the pictures...I was wondering what your yummy creations looked like! Daddy long legs...ewww...I get a little more tolerant of them as I get older. Once at Girl Scout camp, we counted 47 inside our huge tent/cabin!

Shady Gardener said...

Wow! That might be more than I could tolerate myself! :-)

K said...

Fun! Got the "pie makers" out again, huh? --cheryl

Shady Gardener said...

Yep, and they were Delicious! ;-)