So I’m browsing around my AllRecipes.com saved recipes for specific recipes that call for cooking in cast iron — I recently received my first cast iron skillet, thinking it would be a great addition to my camping equipment. Anyway, up pops a link to their “Camping” recipes and suggestions! Really?
I’ve camped. Yeah, it’s been over forty years…well, except for the time we rented a class C motor home for a week a couple years ago and drove to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to visit my wife’s aging and wonderful Aunt Ruth. My real camping days, though, were with my two boys and wife in the U.P., again, or in Colorado or Florida in either a tent or a pop-up tent/camper/trailer.
Most of those days when camping, we were living on a 40 acre farm. We raised hogs, rabbits, cared for a neighbors’ beef cattle, and milked three Nubian dairy goats. So, in a way our camping outings were an extension of our everyday lives.
Now though, some forty years later, all of our lives have changed drastically. Maybe that’s why I’m so looking forward to getting back to camping. Looking forward to an easy going, laid back “getting away from it all”. We’ll see. I can’t wait to give it a go and see if it lives up to my expectations.
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OK Paul, you got me with the comment on cast iron skillets. My Grandma Parsons, who lived in Elk Rapids, Michigan “on the family farm”, had the BEST cast iron skillet. As a young boy (I was young once – a long long time ago) we would visit her and she would cook us freshly caught lake perch or sunfish in her magic skillet. The best tasting fried fish I’ve ever eaten. For some things – cooking in a cast iron skillet is simply required. As to camping – back in the day – I was an Eagle Scout and really enjoyed tent camping. At almost 71 years “young” today I prefer a bug free air conditioned plush cabin on a Viking River Cruise sipping a ice cold gin and tonic.
Oh wouldn’t it be fantastic if you had that skillet in your kitchen today! But, even if it were so, we know nobody can cook like Grandma!!!