If you enjoy the great outdoors, then you probably love to go camping. The best part of camping for me was when the sun started to set, then I knew it was getting close to starting the campfire.
When our daughter had a house right on the shores of Lake Chautauqua in Western New York we made a whole bunch of memories around the campfire.
The picture above is our grandson Tyler with marshmallow in hand and ready for roasting. Now that she has moved we still continue the fun with our outdoor fire pit that she bought me for Father’s Day last year.
If you are one of those Do-It-Yourself kind people and don’t mind the time and a little work, you can build your own fire pit. If you need help here is a link complete with materials and instructions.
Soon here in Western New York the weather will be warming up and then it will be time for our family fun around the fire.
Roasting hot dogs and marshmallows are certainly on the list along with some fun and scary campfire stories. If you happen to be short on campfire stories you can find many fun and scary stories on line, here is a link to some great stories for around the campfire.
|Some pictures from last years weekend fun|
Cooking over the campfire is another favorite camping experience, now you can enjoy campfire meals right from your own back yard. Of course you will find many campfire recipes on line, here is yet another link for campfire recipes.
One of my favorites are “Mountain Pies” also known as “Hobo Pies”. What’s that? You have never heard of either one of these? Let me explain, to make these tasty little treats you need Pie Irons.
A typical fruit mountain pie consists of two slices of bread, some butter, a table spoon or two of your favorite fruit filling, and if you like add some cheddar cheese, apple and cheddar cheese is a good one to start with.
Now butter one side of two slices of bread, place the butter side out on each side of the pie iron. Add your fillings, close the iron and cook on the hot coals of the fire, turning frequently.
You may start off by burning a couple of them but don’t worry you’ll get the hang of it. My favorite is a pizza mountain pie with tomato sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.
I’m certainly looking forward to using my fire pit very soon right here in my own back yard. These fire pits and all of the accessories make great gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of the year.