Delicious Fall Dishes with your Fire Pit
As you hear the fire crackle and smell of fall in the air, nothing brings it all together like a delicious dish. You may have tried your hand at s’mores in the past but when fall comes, it is time to change the menu up a bit! This time of year is all about cozy and comfort food. What if you learned to make some of your favorite dishes while relaxing out back by your fire pit? Well, you may be able to! With the right tools and some easy prep work, you will be cooking and eating some of your favorite fall meals before you know it!
What You Will Need
Do you have your fire pit from Fire Pit Art? That is step one! Step two is all your utensils and kitchen supplies that you need.
Some of the bigger items that you will need are:
- Pots and Pans: You can get away with having two or three of these handy.
- Good Utensils: This is key as you are cooking these delicious dishes. Having good utensils that allow you to flip, turn, and pick up the food will save you from a big headache.
- Cast Iron Skillet: You will never go back after using this over your fire! Season your food well and this item comes in clutch for about anything! It is also very easy to clean up.
- Dutch Oven: A Dutch oven is not something a lot of us use often, but it can elevate your fire pit dishes to a whole new level! It helps cook things more even and get the flavors working together for your dishes.
- Lots of Aluminum Foil: Foil Packets are the go-to for all meals over the fire. When in doubt, plan on using a foil packet. It is cheap and you can use it for about any dish.
Time to Prep!
Being prepared will save you so much time and reduce stress while you are cooking out on the fire. Having to prep everything as you plan to cook it can cut into your family time and keep you in the kitchen longer than you have to be.
Wash, cut, and prep the food ahead of time. Use Tupperware and foil packets and make things the day before you cook it or even the morning of.
For Appetizers, separating things may make more sense since not all the elements need to go together until everyone is eating. You can definitely prep entrees ahead of time and put them in Tupperware, bags, or wrapped and ready to go. Desserts, depending on what you plan to make, can go either way.
If you are on a time crunch, check out some recipes that may be a little easier to prep ahead of time! You can also include the kids if you have a bit more time on your hands. Prepping and cooking together is half the fun when making meals for your fire pit!
Let’s jump right into fall with this Campfire Roasted Pumpkin Rice. Not only can you cook it in a pumpkin, but this dish is perfect for the whole family.
For this dish, you will need:
-Cast Iron Skillet
-A Pumpkin! 9’’ sugar if possible
-Arborio Rice – 2 cups
-Vegetable Broth – 4.5 cups
-Salt – ½ tsp
-Butter – 2 tablespoons
-Chopped Dried Apricots – ½ cup
-Chopped Walnuts – ½ cup
-Chopped Dried Barberries – ½ cup
1. Time to get everything ready! Throw your little pumpkin in the Dutch oven.
2. Soak the Barberries in warm water. Then drain.
3. Melt butter in a skillet and add the apricots, walnuts, and barberries.
4. Continue to cook until the fruit is soft; stir often
5. Boil the broth and add the rice and salt. Simmer
6. Add more water if necessary
7. Open up the (cleaned out) pumpkin and place the mixture inside
8. Place Dutch oven right in the fire
9. Let cook for 15 minutes while rotating often
Serve and Enjoy!
Don’t get too full from that amazing rice because dessert is on the way! Sticking with the theme of fall foods, let us move on to baked stuffed apples! Baked apples smell and taste amazing and are the perfect fall treat that everyone will love.
This easy recipe only takes ten minutes to prep and a half hour to cook!
You will need Aluminum foil and the following ingredients:
-1 Apple per person
-1/4 cup of raisins
-1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
-1/4 cup of apple cider
-1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
-1/4 cup of melted, salted butter
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1. First, hollow out the apples.
2. Mix the raisins, oats, apple cider, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
3. Stuff this mixture into the apples.
4. Double wrap the apples in foil and place over the fire.
5. Cook for 10-15 minutes until tender.
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes with your family and friends this fall!
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