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Thursday, June 28, 2018

More Camp Bacon Biscuits n Gravy

Made my favorite biscuit breakfast while camping recently. These are pretty easy to put together after a late night of lightening bug chasing, star gazing and world problem solving around the campfire. 

I get the fire going in the tractor rim...

Brown some spicy sausage...

Make my biscuits while the sausage browns...

I use regular baking powder biscuits but any recipe would work..

I slather the dough with bacon drippings, sprinkle with scallions and crisp, cooked bacon..

Roll, jelly roll style, then cut..

Finish my sausage gravy. I add flour, cook the flour flavor out, add milk and seasonings...

Plop the biscuits on top of the gravy....

Into the tractor rim... and I shovel a few hot coals on top and let er go...

I rotate the pot every few minutes for even cooking...

Breakfast is ready!

Add fruit to make the meal look healthy and dive in!

Really one of my favorite ways to spend the morning at the lake. A hot meal, nice view and peace and quiet. lol

It has rained a few times here. Things are greening up! Picked my first summer squash from the garden this morning. My new batch of flavored game hens are doing great... I need to take pics of them.
Life's pretty darned good!
Hope everyone is staying healthy and happy. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dutch Oven Fatty Benedict

I was able to get away for a few days of camping and fishing. Made some of my favorite meals while there....breakfast fatty benedict being among them!

I made my favorite filling first. Fried potatoes, onions, garlic, ham and cheese...
Used my stainless fatty piston (thanks again Rolf!), and stuffed the sausage roll.

Wrapped in a bacon weave and chilled overnight in the cooler. Saves a lot of time in the morning!

I used one of my dutch ovens but didn't bring a rack for the bottom. I found this little smoker box that CharBroil sent to me a few years ago. Wedged the rack into the dutch oven, it worked pretty well.

When using the dutch oven for fatties, I like to keep the fatty up above the drippins while cooking..

Burned a few logs down to make some hot coals...

Shoveled a few hot coals on top and let er go...

I sat back and watched the fishin' poles while breakfast cooked.

This one took about 1 hour.. I like crisp bacon.

I let the fatty rest while making hollandaise sauce...
Three egg yolks, a squeeze of lemon juice, then butter whisked in til the sauce is as thick as you like..

Takes a lot of whisking!

Cooked eggs in butter, added heat to set the tops...

Toasted my english muffins and breakfast was ready!

Topped an english muffin half with sliced fatty, egg, then drizzled with the hollandaise. I added fruit and had an empty place on my plate that just didn't look right. So I added a slice of fatty to fill the spot. lol  Of course I couldn't eat it all, but I tried!

One of my favorite camp breakfasts! Not sure why I don't make this at home. I need to!
It was nice to get away for a few days. The weather wasn't the best.. lots of wind.. but I put rocks in my pockets and didn't blow away!
Caught a few catfish and brought some home for the freezer. I'm hoping to fry some up today.

We're finally getting a bit of rain here! Still in a drought situation but things are definitely looking better. My garden is doing well. Lots of blooms on the tomatoes and I've got baby summer squash peeking through the leaves.

Hope everyone is having a great week, thanks for stopping by!