Friday, April 29, 2005

IDOS Convention Dutch Oven Gathering

We just got back to Bakin' Bill's House from the IDOS Dutch Oven Gathering. We had some 31 pots of food at the DOG. I counted 73 Dutch oven folks at the high point of the DOG.

In addition to my chuckwagon chili, Cee Dub Welch baked twice-baked potatoes in two aluminum Dutch ovens. We had three bean dishes, fried chicken, buffalo chicken wings, spicy rice and sausage casserole, meat and potato casserole, chili verde with rice and cabbage with meatballs. Desserts included: several cakes, apple pie, fruit pizza, strawberry shortcake, orange rolls and mini pecan pies.

Often cooks will leave a stack of recipes next to their dish. This way you can prepare the dish if you like it. But this year I only saw two such recipes: Bill and DeAnn Johnson's fruit pizza and Clyde and Terryl Miller's meat and potato casserole. I though of leaving a stack of recipes for the chuckwagon chili but wasn't able to get the copy store this afternoon.

IDOS Convention & Expo

After folks started leaving for home around 7:30 p.m., IDOS officer started setting up for the convention tomorrow. If you're in the area, stop by Davis County Fair Park, 151 South 110 West, Farmington, Utah from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There's a general meeting for IDOS members at 3:30 p.m.

Look for Dutch oven cooking classes in:
  • 9 a.m. Club cooking for youth
  • 10 a.m. One pot meals
  • 11 a.m. Pies -- from dinner to dessert
  • 1:15 p.m. Food storage in your Dutch oven
  • 2:15 Sauces for the advanced cook
Vendor classes:
  • 9 a.m. Using your smoker
  • 10 a.m. Ultimate Dutch Oven
  • 11 a.m. Cee Dub
  • 2:15 p.m. Colleen Sloan
I think the best part of the convention is the Taste of Dutch. Over 25 cooks will exhibit their cooking abilities in cast iron. You'll get to sample their dishes. It's an opportunity to talk to the cooks about their cooking technique. Many cooks will give recipes out. You go home with a stack of recipes to try in the next month.

I'll post photographs as soon as we get home next week.

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