The other day I was telling a friend who does not camp about our book, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook, and she said, “The food sounds great, but I don’t camp.” “Well,” I said, “you don’t have to camp to enjoy the recipes in our book.” And then I set out to prove it.
I decided to make our short rib recipe, which is a cast iron Dutch oven recipe in the book. I could have used my Dutch oven in my regular oven but instead opted to use my Le Creuset Dutch oven, a shallow, round, enameled, iron pan that I absolutely love. But you could use a cast iron Dutch oven in your regular oven if you wanted to.
It turned out just as good as it did the last time I made it camping, that is minus the smell of pine trees and the sound of a babbling brook, which of course makes even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich taste like a gourmet meal. I made some mashed potatoes and placed the short ribs on top, and served a salad on the side. My friend gobbled it down so fast I was scooping out seconds before I was finished with my first!
My friend was very impressed and relieved that she wouldn’t have to brave the dis-comforts of sleeping in a tent and confront her fear of bears in order to enjoy the recipes in our book. So no excuses! Download our eBook now at Amazon, BN.com, or Apple iBooks to begin a new culinary adventure!