Hey folks if you hit the Lodge website you can request a catalog, so even if a local establishment doesn't have what you are looking for you can give them a stock number from Lodge, and then have THEM pay the shipping cost to get it to you. Another little ditty is the hibachi they feature is the one SR uses... In any case their catalog has good tips to keep whatever cast cooking utensils you have in proper order, and I think there might be a recipe or two in there. They also feature a lot of cookbooks. Even from the Cafe. Nuttin to do with us here really but I inherited their chicken fryer from my grandmother. Nuttin better if you're doing it inside on a stove. Here's another thing to think about. Those of you with fireplaces can cook in there with a bed of quality embers. You'll really impress the snot out of your family. I've got a GREAT dessert that's essentially hands off that we did all the time when I was a Scoutmaster. First off you need at least a 6qt d.o. Line with heavy tin foil just to aid in cleanup. Double fold the seams, and then reopen, place, and press in the bottom.
Joe's D.O. Campfire Dessert
1 ea. lg can mixed fruit or pie filling. Use whatever type you like. Round fruits work best. I like cherry or bllueberry pie filling
1 ea. yellow cake mix
1 ea. lemon-lime soda (7up etc.)
Pour fruit in the d.o. first, and roll the oven to spread the fruit evenly across the bottom. I've even been known to use a couple of cans of fruit. I'll put one in first and then on top of the cake mix. The one on top will kinda sink through before the cake sets. Makes nice color streaks. Mix the cake mix and an appropriate amount of soda to make your batter. After that is mixed well pour that over the fruit and put the lid on. Bake per cake directions. For a 12 inch 6 qt d.o. you're looking at using about 25 coals. 17 on top and 8 or so on the bottom. For a 12 incher this should equate to about a 350F internal temp in the oven. Remember to rotate the oven to the right 90 degrees, and the lid to the left 90 degrees about every 10-15 minutes. This assures even baking. RESIST the urge to lift the lid. A watched pot....... After the required time remove from heat using tongs for the top coals, and check to assure the cake is done with a toothpick, cake checker, piece of corn broom, or a knife if you're in a campsite. When finished. Git cha a BIG bowl and serve it up. Top wit some nilla scream... and a
Enjoy the cudo's and accolades on your prowess.. Merry Christmas.