Last Day in the Tetons & Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven Cooking, places, Travel

Our last day in the Tetons finally arrived, we had taken a hike the day before and were a little sore from the up hills so decided no hiking but to drive around to the north end of the park and take a few side roads that we hadn’t been on and in general just have a nice slow day and have lunch out at one of the lodges.

The night before we had taken a walk along the river by the campground in search of moose but didn’t see any.  I got some photos of the sunset though instead.


We had had some rain earlier but the sky started to clear out at night.


Some pretty flowers by the river bed.


A pretty pelican on the lake and a duck close by


Fall very much in evidence now – the leaves changed in the week we were there.


A view from the top of Signal Mountain – a curvy narrow road goes to the top of it.


In the evening I made a pot of Dutch Oven Chili – make your recipe the same as always and put the liner in the Dutch oven and cook!  I used a skillet to cook the hamburger and onions first then put it all in the pan.   I used 8 coals in a ring on the bottom under the oven and 20 coals on the top.  Turn the top and bottom of the pan in opposite directions every 15 minutes and it cooks evenly – done in 45 minutes.


Seeing as I still had some coals left and the oven was hot enough I decided to bake the last of the chocolate chip cookies that I had prepared at home before we left – I had forgotten about them and they were under some things in the freezer.  I take the chili out of the oven and then place parchment paper in it, put 3 cookies at a time to bake – put the lid back on and bake for 15 minutes – I turn the top and bottom of the pan in opposite directions every 5 minutes so things brown evenly.


It takes awhile doing only 3 cookies at a time but for two people and it is just a snack it works out ok.


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3 comments… add one
  • Glen in Louisiana Sep 17, 2014

    Food sounds good. We camp at the holiday inns so we generally have restaurant meals.

    Frank had those national park books out again last night, and he wanted to know if you posted more photos! He doesn’t even read my blog!,
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  • Kathy Sep 18, 2014

    More beautiful pictures. Thanks especially for the one of the sunset. I always enjoy seeing a gorgeous sunrise or sunset … in fact, no trip to the beach is complete without the sun rising up out of the water. 😉
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  • Deb Sep 19, 2014

    Chili and cookies! Can’t get much better than that! 🙂
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