When it’s hot outside and you just don’t want to be inside cooking, what should you do?
Head outside to cook!
Outdoor cooking is, to many, limited to grilling, but it need not be. I put my camping gear to use this morning and was reminded of just how pleasurable it is to cook outside – even if my kitchen is just footsteps away.
This morning I opted to cook outside because it was beautiful out, and I wanted bacon but didn’t want the house smelling like bacon. So, my tot and I headed downstairs to get the propane stove, and minutes later, we were cooking!
Shown in the photo above are my Coleman one-burner stove, a propane cylinder, a folding wind guard, and a 12-inch Lodge cast iron skillet. (The cast iron skillet is what I use inside on my regular stove as well.)
A word to the wise, though: if you live in bear country, cooking bacon may bring the bears to the yard! Yikes!
(That was probably the most exciting bacon-eating I’ve ever experienced.)
What are your favorite foods to cook outside? Let me know in the comments!