The Barbeque season has ended for this year but that does not mean our weekends are idle. We are cooking a huge festive meal at a gathering of black iron pots and like minded people. We are at the Dam Dog Society IDOS Fall D.O.G. For those of you who don't know IDOS is the International Dutch Oven Society and D.O.G. stands for Dutch Oven Gathering. This event took place at the El Sobrante Elks Club on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Of course we would like to bring you along and share our meal with you.
Young, old, experienced, novice and local celebrities were all in attendance today. We had a good representative from the local community today. We had the local owners of a bike shop and insurance agency cooking today. The president of the Elks Club and the Galileo Club were present. New members and old members of the Nor Cal Dam Dog Society brought out their best recipes and techniques to create a fabulous feast.
These two dishes above were very fantastic offerings. the top was a corn meal muffin with a chicken pot pie underneath. While the bottom was blueberry muffins with a sweet glaze. Remember everything is made from scratch this day at the event. The image below is butter melting in a cup with a flame. What makes this dramatic and interesting it was a dutch oven boo-boo..The cooker spilled butter and ignited creating this dramatic effect. It was all in fun though a little dangerous.
Let me explain my favorite image a little. This is Chris Irving making his famous maple bacon cake. If you look underneath the table you can see a yellow generator. This generator is powering his old school gold mixer. Now this event was not a contest so everything goes in preparing your meal. I was duly impressed by Chris Irvings effort and results.
Chris and his famous Gold Mixer
It is a little hard to grasp the actual amount of food we cooked today. We all drew numbers to determine what to cook today. I drew vegetables and made a green been casserole. This casserole included fresh frenched beans from my farmers market, bacon from Angleo's Meats and topped with french fried jalapenos. Today we had chicken enchiladas, beef stew, red beans and rice, chicken and dumplings, blueberry cinnamon rolls, lumpia, chile verde, potatoes, banana empanadas, and so much more. I can guarantee nobody left hungry.
We have a D.O.G. twice a year and I am all ready looking forward to the next one. That is if I can ever get off the couch. Sure I ate way too much but it was all so good. It is amazing what one can cook in a dutch oven. Today was proof that even bacon maple cake can be created in a dutch oven Good times.