Thursday, February 23, 2006

Gather Round the Campfire

Coyote Mike made a comment on a recent blog of mine about a way to cook Camembert on the campfire. It sounded delish! Maybe Coyote Mike will be kind enough to post that recipe again!

I got to thinking about the stuff we used to make in Girl Scouts around the campfire, besides the usual hotdogs and s'mores.

I remember being on a camping trip and taking an orange and cutting off the top of it and hollowing out the insides.

Then you take cake batter with all the eggs and oil in it and pour it inside the orange. Wrap it in foil and put it on the hot stones around the campfire to let it bake.

You can put icing on after it cools. It's very yummy.

All I've been doing is talking about food tonight. I think I have a tape worm.

Happy Friday quotes of the day:

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage, In a television interview with Joan Rivers

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain


InterstellarLass said...

I never did the orange thing at Girl Scouts. After three years of selling over 1,000 boxes of cookies, I quit. I couldn't handle the sales pressure.

Bone said...

The high-pressure world of girl scouting.

For some reason, I thought of this random Seinfeld dialogue:

Jerry: "They also have an atomic wedgie. Now the goal there is to actually get the waistband on top of the head. Very rare."
Elaine: "Boys are sick."
Jerry: "Well what do girls do?"
Elaine: "We just tease someone till they develop an eating disorder."

Barry S. said...

Carnealian, that orange+cake thing sounds great, especially right after munch and in need of a sugar fix.

I might just have to try that sometime.

In Boy Scout camp we were too busy looking in the girls' shower/locker room to cook. :)

Coyote Mike said...

Ok the recipie is . . . check two blogs down :P

Actually, I got it out of a travel book by Peter Mayle, and its an old hunter's meal.

I was in Boy Scouts long enough to go on their annual Winter Campout. Three days in freezing weather, and they got mad at me cuz I went for a walk.

Ok, the recipie again is:

Buy a camembert cheese that comes in a wooden box. Take the cheese out of the box and unwrap it, but leave the wax rind on. Put it back in the box and set it on the edge of the fire. When the box has burned away, the cheese will be all melty and good, inside the wax rind. You then cut a bagguette in half, cut a whole in the wax, and pour the cheese along the bread. Then eat. You'll be warm for many hours.

But don't do this if you are lactose intollerant. Cus you would produce enough gas to blow up a cow.