September 3, 2008

Outdoor Cooking---We're really getting into this cub scout thing

Hayes's den leader asked us to pass off the outdoor cooking requirement at home.  My parents have their back yard set up beautifully for just such a thing, so we asked them if we could do it over there.  They usually do Dutch oven potatoes, which are the best, but we decided to do something a little different to involve Hayes as much as possible.  I found a few fun recipes for foil dinners and we tried them out.

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The Jackson Fire-pit....much snazzier than when I was a kid.

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Hayes helped Papa Bruce get the fire going ( I just didn't get a picture of him)

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The Recipe:  It was much easier for me to just take a picture of it than type it. We added onions and salted and peppered the veggies.

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The Result.  It actually turned out pretty good. Chase even ate it and he had hardly eaten anything all week.

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Hayes ate every bite.  He had to get one of every color in each bite.

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Eating off tinfoil makes for easy clean-up.  I love that.

Then for dessert, Hayes prepared crescent cinnamon rolls. 

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It made me realize how few times I let my kids help with the actual cooking.  I'm always in too big of a hurry or want it done "just so".  One of my goals for homeschool this year is to teach Hayes how to cook a few meals (while practicing reading and fractions of course:).

The cinnamon rolls were taking so long and it was getting late.  So I put them directly on the coals to speed things up.  Which did speed things up, but only left us with a few edibles ones.  Hayes devoured them.  We'll have to work on how to cook those better. Probably in a Dutch oven.

During, and in between all of this cooking, the boys found time for the swing set.

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Is there anything he won't climb?

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Papa helping Chase. Watch out, Purdy will be up there next (their dog).

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He's going up not down.

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It was a good night for all.


JC and Jen Young said...

how fun your parents yard is beautiful! tell hayse he can come over to my place and cook his meal for us any time it looks good!

Kristen said...

Looks like fun, and Hayes, the dinner looked and sounded delicious. MMMM my mouth is watering.

What cute pictures.

Head Honcho

Anonymous said...

HEY!! I didn't know you had a blog!! :D Love it, looks like you guys are having a blast. Give the boys hugs from us!