This last weekend we had our Family Winter Campfire program. Despite some rather brisk wind chills, it was a good time, thanks to a toasty warm fire.
We started the program with learning how to build a fire. The family had some good skills, but without enough fine tinder, their flames soon died. We finally succeeded in getting a good fire going, thanks to some very dry wood from our sugarshack and the splitting axe one of our volunteers donated to us.
Once we got some coals glowing, we made appetizers: dough on a stick. To make these tasty delights, you get a tube of Pillsbury French Bread dough, break of a blob, roll it out like a snake, and then wrap it around a green stick. Then you slowly rotate it over some nice hot coals until it is a golden brown and puffy. When it cools, you eat. Mmmm!
Next we had to prepare our foil dinners. It was gourmet: sweet potatoes, carrots, red potatoes, red sweet pepper, onions, and chicken. You put a couple cubes of butter onto some heavy duty foil, add your ingredients, then fold and seal up your foil packet.
Place your packet in the hot coals and keep an eye on it. You want to leave it on long enough to cook, but not so long that it burns. We nailed it this time - about 20 minutes! And oh, it tasted sooooo good!
The meal wrapped up with that classic campfire dessert: s'mores.
All told, the program was a success! We're just sorry we didn't have a few more folks out there with us. If you'd like join us for a toasty and tasty campfire program in the future, please let us know!