Monday, September 20, 2010

Dutch Oven Cookoff

On September 18,  Cathedral Gorge State Park , one of six state parks in our area, hosted its sixth annual Dutch Oven Cook Off.   There were 20 to 25 cooks participating.  We started around 3:00 pm, with judging at 5:00 pm.  You can enter as many items as you want.  The main requirement is that all entries must be cooked in dutch ovens.  The park provides the charcoal.  Many businesses in the area provide the door prizes and raffle prizes.  A lot of people come to to taste and enjoy the entries.

We participated for the fourth time this year.   We decided to enter Meat Loaf, Barbecue Pork, Breakfast Casserole and Pumpkin Bread. We took third place in Main Dish with the Barbecue Pork, and second place in Side Dish with the Breakfast Casserole.  We won a charcoal starter for the third place prize, and a pair of dutch oven gloves and lid lifter for the second prize.  We also won a new 12 inch dutch oven in the raffle.

Two of our dutch ovens started.

Ann getting another entry ready.

All four entries about finished cooking.

Our prizes

Cory trying to steal some ideas.  (Actually Cory and Melissa took first
in desert for their Apple Dumplings)

Sawyer just chilling.

We had a great time participating.  It is fun to visit with the other
people cooking and getting some new ideas.