Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Campfire Cooking

This week we went to stay at a cabin by the lake in Minnesota of course had to have a few treats over the campfire. As you can see in the photo, we have three campfire favorites going on: s'mores, toasted fruit pies made with two slices of bread and pie filling in a pie iron, and Jiffy Pop, which is not intended to be popped over the fire but a few folks had well practiced techniques. Mmm, it was all delicious!

Do you have any campfire favorites?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Guess What We Made with This?

Check out this vintage grinder that my grandma owns. We spend the weekend with her and learned a thing or two about home cooking. This vintage Dazey grinder has three interchangeable blades and a suction cup to anchor it to a surface. It reminded me of our juice-o-mat and after using it, I kind of want one of these too. My grandma made a special breakfast food for us- any guesses what it was?

Hint: This was the blade we used. I'm embarrassed to say I've never made this food from scratch.

You're right! Hashbrowns! That is just something that we always eat in a restaurant and this was my first time making them from scratch.

And they were crispy on the outside! Thanks, Gram!