Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I love going to a dog when ever I can but, when it is only a short 30 minute drive from home, its even better. When it's a multi-day or weekend dog that's even better! Last weekend was such an event! Hosted by the Central California Dutch oven Chapter of IDOS at the KOA campground on the Delta. Beautiful weather graced the whole weekend and wonderful Dutch oven cooks from all over California brought their cast iron pots, best recipes, and all the gear needed for a group of new and old friends to have a grand potluck style meal! Fire pits were lit and raging fires warmed cool bodies after sun set. We all had a great time roasting marsh mallows, telling stories and catching up on long time since last meetings. Friday evening came and went and before we all knew it Saturday morning was upon the 100 or so D.o. cooks and many were enjoying breakfast while planning on whch classes to attend and what new gear to buy from one of four or five vendors including Coleen Sloan, Chuck wagon Supply, Mel Cottons, Camp Fire ina Can and a couple others I dont remember names.
Randy Brown, who just moved from the California Central Valley to Salt LakeCity, Ut. brought his new chuckwagon out to share with everyone and put on a class on chuckwagon cooking and history.
Coleen Sloan taught a class on using the Volcano cook stove with your Dutch oven. Then Gary House taught a Dutch oven pizza baking class which was also very popular.
Just before Dinner the Dutch oven dessert cook off was held and David Herzog taught a class on Dutch oven competitions. Fun was had by all. After dinner at 6 pm there was a whole lot of raffle prizes to raffle off including 6 Dutch ovens and the huge Maca oval oven, won by Ria from the BADOGs group in the S.F. Bay area.
The Maca was so heavy that Ria's son proudly lifted and carried the oven for mom. I had to attend my brother in law's wedding on Sunday so, I missed out the closing events on Sunday, I'm sure breakfast was great and next year will be even a bigger event!