As my followers know, Rob belongs to a little group of camping friends who like to cook using Camp Dutch Ovens, CDO for short. They earn awards (merit badges) for cooking all sorts of dishes, in all sorts of places and all kinds of weather too.
|This is a CDO apron Rob had made. All of his patches are just laid onto the apron for now. Rob says it will be a "snow" day activity to get them all sewn on.|
As you might suspect, it isn't enough to just own a CDO. They have to have all the accessories. Such as a special stand, lid lifter, supply bucket, lid rest, trivets, CDO carrying bags, charcoal, charcoal lighter, a brush, gloves, and on and on. Then it seems, once they have all of this, it's a shame to have only one CDO, so they should have two, three, or even more if so inclined.
Rob hasn't yet gathered all of his CDO stuff in one place, I think he's afraid to.....
At any rate, Rob told me he was doing so CDO cooking today, so I grabbed the camera (his new one of course) and took some pictures of all the fun.
|The basic ingredients of Rob's Veggie Beef Stew|
Since it is a windy blustery day here, Rob simply
closed the lid on the grill to act as a wind screen. He says he
has plans to make one, and is in the process of
gathering the needed supplies.
Here's a picture of the simple Beef Veggie
Stew happily simmering away.
Rob said it sure does smell good.
After about 2 and a half hours of cooking, Rob took the CDO off the coals, brought it inside, and let it "rest" a few minutes before serving it for lunch.
Rob served everyone and he said next thing you know, not a sound was to be heard. Only about one small serving was left, so this was just the right amount of warm hearty stew on this cool winter's day.
Rob said this would be a camping dish for sure, especially in the cool weather camping parts of the year.
So there you have it. Rob's Hearty Beef Stew, all cooked and eaten. Rob earned yet another CDO patch and I got to play with the new camera and his computer too!
Until next time, stay safe out there.....-Just Pod.
(Oh, and COOK ON!)