Wednesday, September 03, 2008

My friend Sister Celtic from Lopez Island, WA was looking to know the process of cooking lamb in the pit.

First, dig a good hole in the firepit, bury the foiled-wrapped meat which has been first stuffed into a burlap bag soaked in water for an hour. Place the lamb-stuffed burlap bag into a chicken-wire cage in order to make it easier to pull from the fire later.

After burying the bag in the pit, line the hole with river rocks, and build a good hot wood fire over the rocks, keeping it stoked roughly 4 hours.



We put a dutch oven filled with vegetables , spices and a bit of water directly onto the coals for about an hour and a half.










Viola! The veggies were done, and it was time to pull the meat out.











My Dad opened the fabulous cooking case and carefully lifted out the aromatic lamb, redolent with lots of garlic.










Within mere minutes, the lamb had vanished - down the gullets of hungry campers - hurrying before the yellow jackets could get their fill.


SIMPLY DIVINE.

16 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

Wonderful! I food not only delicitous but hid in a hole in the ground, river rocks above and all, very nomad and exciting. Also, you have to be a hero and wait 4 hours for your dinner.

Anonymous said...

lamb with garlic was best,The Bear, got the first Slice/Bite.MMMMMMMMM GOOD

Anonymous said...

Grandma(82)helped Grandpa(Ingram)along with Cousin Beryl---Best cooks ever!!!!!!!

Tom & Icy said...

Makes me want to move back in the woods and live in a cave. They sure ate good back in the day.

SOe said...

Now, I´m HUNGRY! I´m going to find a lamb and some wood ;-)

Jeanne said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. There are some very fat sheep grazing right next to us.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Take me camping with you next time.

G-Man said...

That my dear...Has given me a wonderful Idea!
And I really Really love lamb!
Thanks Terry for this great food tip....G

actonbell said...

Oh, do I miss camping! That does look divine.

Doug said...

Freaking yum!

jillie said...

We have been trying to get a trip to Napa for about 3 months but now there is just SO much stuff going on and before you know it the end of the year will be here. Maybe in the spring?? Oh how fun would that be!! I just love meeting fellow bloggers!

BTW...that stuff you're cooking looks good even if it is lamb! LOL...yeah, I know...I don't like anything...lol. Well, except maybe for a nice glass of wine and cheese.

Have a good day...smooches!

Dr.John said...

That does look divine.

yellowdog granny said...

that looks sooo good.
im assuming my invitation got lost in the mail?

tsduff said...

Ariel the Thief - We were hardly heros... as we had a lovely time going for a swim at the river down the road while the meat cooked away. Cold clear water to wash off the dirt and camping dust, and to amp up our appetites for the feast later on!

Anonymous - Bears are good at that. It was a lovely group project - both the cooking and the eating!

Tom & Icy - yes, I think I'm beginning to fade away back to the olden days. Good eating, less stress - simple pleasures. Living in a cave has a certain appeal doesn't it? Of course you would need an internet connection...

SOe - you know that is one part of Iceland I can appreciate over here in the states - ~lamb~ yummmm.

Jeanne - You remind me of Wile E. Coyote on the Roadrunner cartoon who swiped sheep :)

Lone Grey Squirrel - I would adore to have a cute little squirrel running up and down the cedars at the campsite. But I find myself remembering your picture of the squirrel and the bear...

Galen - oh boy, I can sense another great post coming up at your place! Don't forget the pictures okay?

Actonbell - it was the camping meal to dream about...

Doug - so eloquently put!

Jillie - Yeah, I know - meat, blech! That's quite alright - just step over here to the wine and cheese table. Brie, stilton, pepper jack, sharp cheddar, smoked gouda, fontina... help yourself, and here's a nice glass of merlot to clear your palate. Napa here we come.

Dr. John - Now it is only a memory.

...Preserve your memories... they're all that's left you."
-Simon and Garfunkle Old Friends

sister celtic said...

Oh My Goodness gracious that is soooooo beautiful and wonderful I hope you relived the memory sharing those details I'm going to copy it right now and snitch the pics...This is incrediable you need to come with us and be our private chef.. Nothing like a chef recommending another one! Wait til Geo. see's this lets keep up the good grub..Thankyou thankyou love ya!

Jamie Dawn said...

Divine is right!
Wow that looks YUMMY!!!!
Suddenly, I'm hungry.