Archive for November, 2011

Lazy Man’s Bread Dough

The most difficult part of baking bread outdoors, particularly at a campsite, is the preparation time when you start from scratch. Back around 2009, I read an article on-line at the Mother Earth News web site entitled “Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread” that I found intriguing. Some time later on, I noted the […]

Happy Thanksgiving…

Mother Nature cut us a little slack around the old Pondee today and held off on the rain that had been threatening to pour on our Thanksgiving Day in predictions all week, (until late last evening when our local Meteorologist, John Coleman, informed us it would all blow right through San Diego County).  Sure enough […]

Hybrid Grill is assembled…

…and I didn’t have a thing to do with it. 😉 After a “lost weekend plus”, fighting this “bug” that is going around, I felt good enough last night to ask Heidi if she would mind if I assembled the new grill in our living room today – rather than outdoors – she agreed that […]

Ugh….

Winter has arrived, (or at least the SoCal version that “passes” for Winter here), and along with it came cold/flu season.  Not spending a lot of time outdoors, nor assembling the new grill. Think I will spend a little time indoors baking some “No Knead” bread instead… 😉 In the mean time, Happy Trails to […]

Time for a new propane grill…

Gave it a few weeks, and last night Heidi came in and simply said “we need a new grill, the tents on that old one are just about gone”.  Since I came to the same conclusion a few weeks ago, thinking it might be time to retire/replace the old one – have been out on […]

Mexican Mac and Cheese on the grill…

This is one of those quick and dirty recipes that can easily be done in the kitchen, using the stove-top and oven, our on the grill using the deep half of a combo cooker, and finally in a Dutch Oven.  The results will be good and tasty regardless of the method used to prepare it. […]

Dave’s Quick Western DO Goulash 57…

Inspiration is where you find it – in this case, it started with Nancy’s Kitchen and her Quick skillet 57 recipe. Later on it evolved to Everyday Dutch Oven and their Campfire Goulash 57 recipe. I happen to really enjoy the tang of Heinz 57 sauce, but obviously had to “Westernize” the recipe by kicking […]