Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday's are for Family

Over the weekend, I wanted to do something fun with the family. I think oftentimes we think to do something fun, we have to *go* somewhere, *buy* something, be entertained or whatnot.

My guys are gearing up for the annual boy scout camping trip to Skymont. I thought it would be a fun thing to use our fire pit and do some dutch oven cooking.
 The guys worked on building a good, hot fire. We gathered kindling and ended up getting a few pieces of charcoal too, just so we could put them on top of the oven.
 All the while, the younger ones and the big girls made a zip-line from tree to tree. They had a lot of fun climbing down and trying to make it from tree to tree without touching the ground.
 I decided the best recipe for the boys to start with would be something VERY simple. Apple dump cake was the choice. I got them a jar of apples that I canned recently. On top of that, we added a box of yellow cake mix and then topped that with butter. Easy peasy.
 Shannon and Eli tended the fire and afterwards we enjoyed the reward of their labor. Dutch oven campfire cooking is great fun and yummy too.
We all enjoyed the afternoon in the garden, football on the radio and kids all around. It was a perfect Saturday and we didn't have to spend a dime.



  1. Sounds like a great day!! I love your garden beds! I want a garden, but I've always killed everything I've ever tried to grow. :( I am going to spend this winter researching... :)

  2. Campfire cooking is so fun! Tad does it occasionally, although he has a campfire almost every evening in the fall. We love campfires!

  3. Oh how I want to try Dutch oven cooking! Sounds like a lovely day!