14" dutch oven
1 24 oz. pkg. frozen California-blend vegetables
4 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 tsp. garlic salt
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
Put the frozen veggies in a single layer in your DO. Combine the oil and the spices; drizzle over the veggies and toss to coat. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes or until tender, stir occasionally.
I used 38 coals, 13 on bottom and 25 on top.
The Finished Product
Sorry the pics are so dark.
What I Learned
I finally found the temperature chart that I printed off the Internet back in December and I actually used it. It tells you how many coals to use for each size oven to reach various temps. It was a big help tonight. Most things can be cooked at 350 but for the ones that need different heat, this chart is really valuable. I'm glad I found it. I will try to post it on the sidebar of the blog (as soon as I figure out how).
Where has this dish been all my life? It was made to cook in a DO. Talk about great flavor. I almost needed a funnel to get it in my mouth fast enough. It was so easy, but the result is full of flavor. The spices are subtle so you can still taste the veggies. I can't say enough about how good this simple dish was. I am going to have the leftovers on a salad tomorrow. My mouth is watering already. Grade A+.