Rain poncho, cheap ones are like $2.00
First aid kit
Borax (20 Mule Team) Helps keep away ants etc.
Honey 2 large bottles
Olive oil enough bottles to equal ½ gallon
Shortening 2 cans
Sally’s Whole Wheat/White Batter Bread Dutch Oven Bread
3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
Let rest 10 minutes then add:
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup honey
4 cups wheat flour
¼ cup olive oil
2 cup unbleached or white flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup oat or wheat bran
Bake 350 deg 1 hour in cast iron 10 inch Dutch oven
What is the best heat source for a Dutch oven?
Charcoal briquettes are the easiest to use and best for controlling the temperature.
How many briquettes do I use to achieve the desired temperature?
Keep in mind the briquettes must be applied to both the top and the bottom. Use only quality charcoal briquettes for consistent temperature control. (We recommend Kingsford even though we get no commission for the reference.) The chart below tells how many briquettes to use for a desired temperature. As a rule of thumb to achieve 325 degrees use the following method. Take the size of the oven and take that number of briquettes less three for the bottom and that number plus three for the top. For example with 12" oven you would place 9 briquettes on the bottom (12-3) and 15 briquettes on the top (12+3). This works for Lodge® Dutch ovens and GSI Aluminum ovens.
Temperature 8" Oven 10"Oven Oven 12" Oven 14" Oven 16" Oven
Degrees F Top Bottom Top Bottom Top Bottom Top Bottom Top Bottom
300 10 4 12 6 14 8 16 10 18 12
325 11 5 13 7 15 9 7 11 19 13
350 12 6 14 8 16 10 18 12 20 14
375 13 7 15 9 17 11 19 13 21 15
Can I cook in the Dutch oven using wood as a heat source?
With a little know how and practice you can learn to effectively use wood as a heat source without cremating your meal. The best type of woods for cooking are hardwoods such as hickory, oak, mesquite and hard maple. Pecan, walnut, and Osage orange would also work. Not all hardwoods produce good coals.
Soft woods such as pine, poplar, and cottonwood don't make good coals for Dutch oven cooking because they burn hot for a short period of time, and then burn out quickly. Start the hardwood fire at least 45 minutes before you need to start cooking. Go to the following link for more information. http://www.chuckwagonsupply.com/faqs.html
Our lilacs are blooming this week and they sure smell wonderful.
We just found out our oldest son and his family are movng out here from Virginia at the end of July. So one moving one coming. It would be nice to have them all together again just once. Okay done feeling sorry.
Daughter Tanya in AZ is having tests today to see where her cancer has migrated to. They have a 15 year old girl and 5 year old boy.
Sister in law Sandy has on going tests to make sure the bone they cut out of her skull the 30th of May hasn't spread to any of the rest of her skull, so far so good.