I have not been blogging for a while now. Life in the retirement lane offers so many different things to do. Some that need to be done...like doctors and dentist and others that make retirement enjoyable.
In past post, I have put on about cooking over an open fire. I think my last post was one that took place in the Fall season where my husband and his childhood friend made chili outside over an open fire. It brought back their memories of their Boy Scout days.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to try our hand at cooking over an open fire in our fireplace hearth in our dining room. Many a time we loose our electric during a storm. So we wanted to make sure we could russel up a meal by cooking it in the fireplace hearth if we needed to in an emergency.
We made two meals on this day. The first being breakfast.
As the eggs were cooking we put bread on the cast iron toaster. You have to keep turning it to get the bread to heat up even on both sides.
When the eggs were done, we cut up some apples and put them in and sauteed them.
The finished breakfast meal. Cooked to perfection. Well, we now know we can cook a good breakfast over the hearth.!!
We figured that since that meal turned out well, we would just keep the fire burning the rest of the day and do a late lunch/early supper next.
I was pondering what I had in the refrigerator and freezer that we could try to cook. And came up with Salmon fillets, potato and onion wedges and broccoli with onions and tomatoes. So that was our next meal plan for that afternoon.
We were really becoming creative on this spur of the moment decision. But this would have been the case if we did loose power.
And last but not least, the Salmon fillets.
And this is how every thing looked once cooked and plated.!!
This was an experiment and we were so pleased with the way it turned out. And something we will definitely try again.
Hope you enjoyed our experiment with us. I have to admit everything tasted so good. And we only used the one pan. So not much of a cleanup for two meals. And we were so proud of our accomplishment.!
hugs , Eileen