It has been way to long since our last Dutch Oven Gathering. (D.O.G.). Yesterday we removed some of the rust from our beloved black iron cooking pots. Some people call these Dutch Ovens. I call it dinner.
We gathered at the local Elks Lodge parking lot. It was a little breezy and overcast for a pending 24 hour rain storm. This did not stop our troop of dedicated cookers and eaters to create some one pot dishes. All was cooked on premise and in a dutch oven. Charcoal was the heat source. This was time to socialize and catch up.
Peach cobbler, red & green chili, potatoes, shrimp, chicken, stew and a few beverages made a full plate for everyone. Nobody left hungry at this event. We aimed for a 4:00 pm dinner bell but we were a little late and nobody complained because we were having such a good time.
We are far from being normal but our little gathering was a step in the right direction. This small little gathering was very necessary for good mental health with the added bonus of a full belly. I am still smiling today.
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