Sabtu, 22 September 2012

Entertaining With Food Around the Fire

There are many different foods you can cook around a fire. Roasted marshmallows by far are the most widely cooked treats around the open flames. There are so many more tasty foods to eat that are not often looked at. The ease of entertaining can be even easier around the fire when you have a plan for these yummy meals. Having a campfire or a fire pit is ideal for cooking with a group because both provide 360 degrees of usable cooking space and seating area.

The things to consider before cooking around your open fire include the materials, the food, the company, and your time. Some of the basic items or materials that you'll need to cook around the fire include long skewers for roasting, outdoor cooking tongs, tin foil, plastic forks, knives, and spoons, and seasonings. Most of your local stores will carry all of your cooking needs. People may consider buying a mix of multiple spices that are in one container. Check out your local spice isles or make your own mix. This makes for easy entertaining so you do not have to go back and forth from the fire to the kitchen.

The second thing to consider is the food. Consider the time of day, location, and your company. You can cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and or desserts. Each requires different amounts of time and effort to prepare. When in doubt keep it simple. To prepare for your food around the fire simple put all of your ingredients into containers that are easily opened and closed. You want to make sure your guests can get in and out of the food easily.

Lastly, consider your guests and your time. Company that has never cooked around the fire may find it intimidating until they try it once or twice. Think about cooking something easy with less steps the first few times before you branch out to something more involved. You'll also want to consider the time you have. It is easy to lose track of the time around the fire because guests are relaxing and at ease.

A family favorite is definitely hobo stew. For this stew clean and cut up carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, and the meat of your choice (ground beef, hot dogs, sausage, steak, beef tips, chicken, etc) and put them in separate ziplock baggies or containers. To assemble each person is given about a square foot of foil. Then, everyone picks up as much of each ingredient as desired. Top it off with salt, pepper, or other seasonings that are liked. Once the ingredients are added just wrap up the food in the foil and place on the coals. Cooking usually takes about 15 minutes depending on the size of the ingredients and the amount being cooked. Rotate in the coals to avoid burning. After your food has cooked remove with tongs from the fire and let it cool for a few minutes before opening, mixing, and enjoying.

Cooking around the fire is most enjoyable with company and good preparation. Remember to keep it simple so that all are relaxed and enjoying the fire, food and company.

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