Thursday, June 26, 2014

Seventh Annual Dutch Oven Gathering



Some events are worth repeating.



Such as the annual dutch oven gathering.



Every summer friends and family gather around cast iron pots and cook up a superb meal.




Twenty-seven pots were lined up manned by fifteen chefs. I love that this is an activity that all ages can join in.

 This may have been the best year yet for variety of food.


 

Chocolate laced pecan tart.





Cheesy biscuits and jambalaya.

 

Strawberry shortcake with fresh picked berries and real whipped cream.

 
Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalopenos.



Can you make cookies in a dutch oven?








Yes, you can! And these were some of the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever had.
And that is just a sample! There was french coconut pie, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna, beef stragonoff, several breads, and more!

 

Then of course there was the best part - eating!



But there was no way anyone could even try all twenty-seven different pots of food!



The popular vote chose the winner - Darwin's filet of fish stuffed with crab and shrimp. But sadly, I didn't get a photo before the pot was licked clean!

Already dreaming of next year...

For more ideas on how to use a dutch oven see past Dutch Oven Gatherings -2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009




6 comments :

  1. Your gathering seems to be growing each year! And no wonder!! What a ton of fun!

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  2. Those dishes look awesome....any recipes to share?

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  3. You make me want to start this tradition!

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  4. Oh I know who Andrew and Stephanie Barnhart are!! I see that they are there. :)

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  5. I look forward to this post each year. How much fun this would be! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  6. This looks so fun. My family and I would love this. The food looks great. God Bless.

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