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Camping with the scouts 
Nov. 5, 2012 9:44 am 
Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 8:56 pm
Had a very nice weekend. While elsewhere in the country Jack Frost is starting to nip at everyone's gardens, here it is forcasted to be 80*f  for most of the week.  We had a Scout Camporee at one of our kind-of lakes.  Being a new group my Sea Scouts hooked up one of our pretty boats and gave lessons on rigging  and tying knots. The girls tired hard to recruit the up and coming boy scouts to join our adventure crew, at present we only have 3 girls and one boy who just got his eagle  and wants to go adventuring.  
The day was filled with Scottish games and fun.  My scouts went up against four scouts who are twice their size in tug of war, they were surprised when the girls almost pulled them down!  HA! Never underestimate the strength of a sea scouts!  The boy scouts won at the end however when the girls team had the rope pulled out of their anchors hands.   They had a great time!
After the games were done it was time to eat!  I pulled out the burners and set up the fires, put a pot on to boil and made some awesome goolosh!  It was gobbled up by everyone! even the neighboring scouts came over to have a taste.   This is a simple recipe that I've played with over the last few years.  First, I browned up 2lbs of ground turkey meat, 1/2 lbs of sage ground sausage. When that was cooked added 1 can each of kidney beans, corn, diced tomatoes with chile, mushrooms and a pinch (or two)of garlic salt. All combined with macaroni noodles and a jar of pasta sauce simmered until all flavors combined.
Campers went to bed full and happy, and my scout neighbors walked away with a new recipe to add to their collection.  We have our next camporee in april.  It will be fun to see if any my goolosh is added to their cookout!

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Nov. 5, 2012 10:25 am
And a great time was had by all! It sounds like a lot of fun. My favorite camping memory is from the first time I went camping with my wife. We made her traditional cherry pies with bread, margarine and cherry pie filling and using those pie irons you can buy from camp stores. It was fun to see the little girl come out in her expression when she took that first bite! We make all kinds of good things in pie irons now. Also, we make omelets boiled in zip-lock baggies.
Nov. 5, 2012 10:30 am
Tina, your scout camping weekend sounds grand. I raised three boys and we were very involved in the scouts and did lots of campouts. They used to come up with all sorts of creative ways of cooking (like scrambled eggs in a bag). Your Goulash sounds great and I bet they do make it again. Glad you had fun.
Nov. 5, 2012 10:31 am
;-P @ Doc...about the eggs.
Nov. 5, 2012 11:07 am
You might want to edit out the html spaces & nbsp;
Nov. 15, 2012 8:56 pm
KingSparta. Odd that weird typing dosent show in my edit mode, nor do i see any marks where giddlygoop typing could form. Weird. thanks for the heads up though!
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I love to cook and bake. I think my most favorite thing to bake is bread. All kinds. This is usually a winter event, summers here get to be 110* and I can usually raise my bread outside. However there is nothing like raising bread by the fireplace.
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I was trying to make this Thai dish one night, I started out fine, (at this time I was living in a small apartment with a 2 burner stove), As i kept adding the ingredients (was meant to serve 4 so it said) I had to keep moving everything into bigger and bigger pots. Soon I had this bubbling mess of peanut-butter and chicken spilling over the sides of my biggest pot running down the stove onto the floor. My little apt began to smell like burning peanut butter and garlic. I eventually gave up as I ran out of kitchen and pots in which to cook this gooey peanut buttery mess. It tasted awful and I and my apt smelled for days.
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