"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Give a Lesson in Dutch Oven Cooking

The project:
Teach a friend's pre-teen with an interest in camp cooking how to use a Dutch oven.

About an hour, including bake time, but only 20 minutes or so for prep and cleanup.

Why bother?
Our friends have a daughter who has expressed an interest in cooking, particularly when they're in camp. My parents mastered a peach cobbler cooked anywhere a Dutch oven, some fire and the makings can be gathered in one place. We combined these for a winning combination.

Worth it?
Absolutely! The girls (ours and theirs) had a nice time working together on the project, measuring, mixing, licking the bowl clean, playing while they waited for the unwatched pot, sniffing to determine whether the baking was finished, tasting to test the end product. And everyone came away with new or improved life skills.

1 comment:

  1. I really do enjoy reading your blogs, it reminds me to keep up on the little things I do to help. The little things do make a big difference. Keep up your good work. You are making the world a better place.


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