So I said I’ve been reading Mother Earth News…there’s an article about ‘hearth cooking’ this month. Essentially, that would be cooking in/beside your very own fireplace. Apparently it sounded so good to my husband that he got his new 12″ Dutch oven and made a huge pot of beans and sausage. I have to admit; the end result is AWESOME! He first started out by putting the DO (dutch oven) on the very lip of the fireplace and pulling up some red hot coals to the side, stirring and turning occasionally. Then we left for lunch and by then there was nothing left of the fire but hot embers and coals, so we put the DO directly on the firedogs/andirons/whatever they’re called, and that finished it up.
Talk about excellent! And we didn’t even have to use the propane :0) Plus the wood was free! I took some photos and I’ll upload them later. I had never thought about cooking anything in the fireplace other than weinies and marshmallows, but I don’t really know why. Now my DH has been examining the fireplace, seeing how he could weld in some swinging arms for pots and the like, lol.
Well, here’s to new experiences.
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