July 2, 2014

Dutch Oven Breakfast and a Giveaway

A few weeks ago we went camping in northern Michigan at Tawas Point State Park.  It was beautiful!  We had a great view of the bay.

With gorgeous sunsets!

And a beautiful lighthouse to admire as well!

We had a lot of fun and plenty of time for relaxation.  It's so nice to just get away and do nothing but relax, have fun, and enjoy each others company.  We had a little snafoo at the beginning of the trip with our van breaking down, but the Lord provided the knowledge and skill my hubby needed to get it fixed and we were good to go. It was a bit chilly with temps barely hitting the 70's, but I thought it was heavenly and the kids didn't seem to mind not sweating as they rode their bikes and played at the playground with new found friends.  It was the perfect weather for a campfire!  We had one at least twice a day (unless it rained).  For Father's Day we bought hubby a grill thingamajig for grilling over the campfire so that's how we cooked our meals.  We had hot dogs, hamburgers, pork loin, and a few other yummy recipes I'm going to share with you over the next two weeks. 

The kind peeps at Gooseberry Patch have given me a copy of this fun Grilling and Campfire cookbook to give away!  There are so many yummy recipes! I dog-eared so many pages of recipes I want to try in the next few weeks, too!

Today's recipe is

Skillet (Dutch Oven) Breakfast

1 lb. bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
32 - oz. package frozen diced potatoes
10-16 eggs, beaten (we used one dozen)
8 - oz. package shredded cheddar cheese
*we added 1 lb. of ground pork sausage, but you can skip the step if you like
(We also added a little hickory hamburger seasoning that we had on hand and that was yummy!  You could just go with salt and pepper with a bit of onion powder.)

Cook bacon in large skillet or dutch oven over medium-hot campfire.  With a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a plate and set aside leaving grease in the pan (we wrapped the cooked bacon in aluminum foil and sat it by the campfire to keep warm).  Cook and brown the ground sausage removing the meat with a slotted spoon and cover to keep warm.  Add potatoes, cover and cook until golden (cook about 3-4 minutes and then turn them over and cook another 3-4 minutes).  Pour eggs over potato mixture and stir with a spatula until cooked to desired consistency. Stir in the bacon and the sausage and sprinkle with cheese.  Remove skillet (or dutch oven) from the campfire and cover.  Let stand until cheese is melted.  Enjoy! 
Serves 8.

Starts today and ends Wednesday,  July 16th at midnight (EST)
One winner will receive a copy of Gooseberry Patch's Grilling and Campfire Cooking cookbook!

*  *  *
Entry 1
Leave a comment with your favorite camping/campfire memory, song, recipe
(One entry)

Entry 2  
  Go visit our Etsy shop HERE.
Leave a comment here with your favorite piece in our collection. (One entry)

Entry 3
Share the link for this giveaway on Facebook.
Leave a separate comment telling me so. (Another entry)

Entry 4
Blog about this on your own site.
Leave the web addy in a separate comment.
(Another entry)

Please be sure you leave something that distinguishes you from other comments like "Carmen from northern Indiana".

**All entries need to be a separate comment for drawing purposes.  I count up the total number of comments and then enter it into random.org.  Random.org picks a number then I count down to that number in the comment section.  If all entries are left in one comment unfortunately you will only get one entry.**


Ona said...

We just got a new RV and are so excited to be making camping memories. It is truly a dream come true! Each time we camp is better than the last as we learn to use and enjoy the RV!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Smores at night while sitting around the fire telling stories.Warm Blessings!~Amy

debbie said...

Love camping we are going camping next week can't wait to try the skillet breakfast recipe looks yummy

Bianca said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bianca said...

Our family loves sitting around the campfire, eat smores, and tell jokes all night. :)

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Favorite camping recipe for Beef Hash:
1 box dried hashbrowns
1 can roast beef (with juice)
diced onion to taste
celery seed, salt, pepper to taste
Cook hash browns as directed until almost done. Stir in roast beef and juice, onion, seasonings. Continue to cook until crispy.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I like this:
Fall / Autumn / Harvest -- Painted Wooden Typography Art Sign
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I shared on Facebook
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

All of my entries bounced back -- delivery failure

Unknown said...

My favorite memory by the campfire is eating s'mores and playing board games with my whole family.

Unknown said...

I love the amazing grace wooden sign

Bianca said...

I love the Fall / Autumn / Harvest -- Painted Wooden Typography Art Sign!

Amy said...

I love the names of Jesus sign. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

I remember the first time I ate a browned marshmallow! I was raised you lit it on fire, blew it out and then ate it! Now I love browning them then eating them!

Faithful Acres Books said...

I remember the times we camped at my grandfathers farm by the river. As a girl we did this every summer for 3 months while my Dad would go to work from there we got to spend that time with my moms family on the farm, swimming, eating great food and playing with my Aunt Nancy who is only 3 years older then me. We often would go to the small pops store to get candy and a treat with grandma fisher. Such wonderful memories !

Faithful Acres Books said...

Family Rules painted wood sign, its great, love so many !

Faithful Acres Books said...

I shared on facebook at Linda Marie Finn Faithful Acres Homestead !

Faithful Acres Books said...

http://www.faithfulacres.net/old-house-homestead-giveaway-gooseberry-patch-grilling-and-campfire-cookbook/ Shared on my website today !
Linda Marie Finn
Faithful Acres Homestead
Faithful Acres Books

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said...

Making grain free and sugar free smores on the beach 2 summers ago

Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said...

I love this sign: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190523201/i-can-do-all-things-philippians-413?ref=shop_home_feat_2

Unknown said...

I put the giveaway on face book. I went on your esta account and love the sayings and I'm commenting. I went camping with my parents I haven't with my kids yet. I want to though.

Anonymous said...

My favorite campfire recipe is hobo packets and smores

Anonymous said...

I love the Fall/Autumn/Harvest sign in the Etsy shop- so cute!

Anonymous said...

I shared on Facebook :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory is when I was a kid, and we were camping in a very old, beat up, half way converted into something else because some college guys had gone a bit over the top at some previous juncture, pop up camper. My dad's friend had rigged it for bare bones functionality. My brothers and I were sleeping in one of the wings and it was pouring slanted rain, and the wonderful pulley design gave out. Down we went, the whole thing tipped to one side and there we were head down like shoes in one of those over the door holders, wide awake, drenched, partly laughing, half screaming, partly snorting rain water. Thankfully, our heads were still about 6 inches from the ground. Unfortunately we were in sleeping bags that weren't waterproof. The crash and subsequent dog barking brought the adults and we had a speedy, yet tenuous rescue. Yep, memories are the stuff of life.

Rebekah said...

We really like the family rules, Remove thy shoes, we made a wish, you are my sunshine, and several others....

Bianca said...

I shared this on Facebook :)

Jenne said...

My favorite campfire song is Take me home :) I love grilling and campfire!

Amanda said...

We didn't go camping much when I was a kid, but the one memory I do have is of all of us sitting around the fire talking. Family time leads to great memories.

Amanda said...

We made a wish and the Life is Better in Flip Flops... loved them both it was too hard to choose my favorite.

Amanda said...

shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=527423967384876&id=115663335227610

GloWorm said...

My favorite camping memories are those of my childhood. My father was a police officer and would often work until midnight. He would come home and he and mom would pack the four of us girls up in the station wagon with the 'off we go kit' and we'd wake up at a campground for the weekend. The campground at Port Crescent, MI was my absolute favorite!

Tracey Burrows said...

I shared both the recipe and the info about the cookbook....when I was a kid, we'd have camp outs in my friends back yards, then when I was grown, my family would go camping in Hardy, AR; they had plug ins on the trees so an electric was what I cooked in....I've never cooked on a campfire....I'm old, but I'm still alive and kickin, so there's still a possibility to do that~

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...