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Author:  kingfisher [ August 1st, 2009, 6:30 pm ]
Post subject:  the Joys of the Campfire

"One night we packed into camp tired, hungry, and dying for a good feed.

"I hustled around and produced a supper fit for old Mr. Eppycure.
Knowing that Kink had a weakness for strong coffee that was simply a hinge in him, I pounded up about a quart of coffee beans in the corner of a blanket and boiled out a South American liquid that was nothing but the real Arbuckle mud.

"This wasn't no chafing-dish party either, because the wood was wet and the smoke chased me round the fire. Then it blazed up in spurts and fired the bacon-grease, so that when I grabbed the skillet the handle sizzled the life all out of my callouses.
I kicked the fire down to a nice bed of coals and then the coffee-pot upset and put it out. Ashes got into the bacon, and--Oh! you know how joyful it is to cook on a green fire when you're dead tired and your hoodoo's on vicious."


from Pardners

by Rex Beach

Author:  splashdancer [ August 2nd, 2009, 7:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: the Joys of the Campfire

kingfisher wrote:
"Oh! you know how joyful it is to cook on a green fire when you're dead tired and your hoodoo's on vicious."

from Pardners

by Rex Beach


I think Oprah said something like that once. :o :lol:

I won't forget the hastily set tarp suddenly spilling its rainwater into the frypan of almost completely sauted mushrooms to go with the perfect but patiently waiting steak and potatoes.
:)

Author:  littleredcanoe [ August 2nd, 2009, 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: the Joys of the Campfire

Voila! Potage aux champignons! :lol:

Author:  mark the splasher [ August 3rd, 2009, 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: the Joys of the Campfire

[quote="splashdancerI won't forget the hastily set tarp suddenly spilling its rainwater into the frypan [/quote]

i'm sure chuck wouldn't mind if you did.... :o

this topic reminded me of campfires as kids, before fancy burner stoves etc. pans flying, grease sloshing into the fire, scraping raw on one side/crispy on the other food onto a line of plates. as nice as our 'epicuryean in the woods' food is, those were some great memories (except or the ...your turn to scrape the frying pan).

Author:  mark the splasher [ August 3rd, 2009, 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: the Joys of the Campfire

i'm sure chuck wouldn't mind if you did.... :o

Author:  mark the splasher [ August 3rd, 2009, 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: the Joys of the Campfire

i'm sure chuck wouldn't mind if you did.... :lol:

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