Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bring Back the Campfire!

One of C and my favorite weekend activities is having a campfire with our friends. We usually roast hot dogs and marshmallows and have an ice chest full of Dr. Pepper. Sometimes one of the guys will get inventive and cook something delicious in a dutch oven. We rarely stay the night because there is always work, or church, or some other important activity the next morning, but a campfire breakfast is one of C's favorite meals. We agree that food is better when you make it over a campfire.

Last weekend was no different. Except for one important factor. A large percentage of Oklahoma is in a burn ban, our county included. We decided to load the charcoal grill up and head to the creek anyway. We arranged our camping chairs in their usual circle, except this time the grill was the center of the circle. We grilled hot dogs, sausage, and one of the guys even made coffee in his enamelware pot. We even put a few marshmallows on the grill for s'mores.

After this weekend, I have decided that our creek gatherings need a campfire. They are a central element to a good get-together. Gatherings just aren't the same when they happen around a grill. I really hope it starts to rain soon. I'm not sure how much longer we can stand to gather around the grill!