So we always manage to make great food, even with one burner (or in this case one burner and a slow cooker), and this holiday was no exception. We did, however, have a bit of a challenge: For most of my life, my family has had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for the holidays, and I kinda wanted it again. . .
. . .but we don't really have an oven, not that can manage the 400 plus degrees that really nice fluffy Yorkshire seems to require. So after casting around a bit we managed to put together a stack of cast iron dutch ovens to make a gonzo heat diffuser, pumped waaaaaay too much propane underneath it to heat the thing up, and hoped for the best.
|I'm not sure OSHA would approve. The little pot on top is just warming the gravy |
|Oh, yes |
Happily, it worked out astonishingly well, lovely bottom, fluffy top, and absolutely delicious, as was the slow cooked roast and roasted vegetables. I think we were both taken aback how well it worked. Just shows you can manage if you're willing to. . .well. . .experiment.
Winter has finally come to the Chesapeake, with our new gonzo enclosure keeping us a bit warmer from the cold winds and snow.
|Snowy day on the docks.|
If I've been a bit absent from posting of late it's because with the pandemic and the winter coming on, there just hasn't been a lot about which to chat. Will promise to do better next week. Happy holidays, everyone.