I am really getting nervous about trying to cook dutch oven next year. There is at least 4 inches of snow on the ground with more to come tomorrow and Saturday. This experiment may be more than I bargained for. My hubby just shakes his head every time I mention it, but I know that he is secretly salivating and anxiously awaiting my creations.
I was going to do a post all about how to clean your ovens, but as I looked into it, there are just so many ways to do it. So I decided to take a week trying each method and then let you know what I think, what worked and what didn't, and which method I like the best. So stay tuned!
For today, I wanted to show you my new toys. Mom gave me an envelope full of cash for Christmas (ha! Don't I wish!) so I spent it at my local IFA store. I stopped at Sportsman's Warehouse and Cal-Ranch first, but they were so picked over that there wasn't much to choose from. I'm sure that if I could have waited a couple of weeks their shelves would be full, but I didn't have that kind of time. I ended up with a charcoal starter from Cal-Ranch. It cost $16.99, and has an extra handle that will make pouring out coals a lot easier. I really hit the jackpot at IFA. I got a lid holder and 2 10" dutch ovens. The lid holder was $9.99, the dutch ovens were $26.99 and $34.99. They are made by Camp Chef. One is a 4 quart and the other a 6 quart. The 6 qt. is the Lewis and Clark edition and has a pic of Sacajawea on the lid. The lid also has little legs on it so it doubles as a serving tray or a griddle. It is also a deep set lid, hence the extra capacity. But the greatest thing about both ovens is that they are pre-seasoned. In fact, every store I went to only had pre-seasoned ovens. They are FABULOUS!!!! You just wash them in hot soapy water and coat them with oil and Voila--you are done! I can't wait to get cooking!