Last weekend we took off to the West Desert of Utah, near the Nevada border. It is empty country and it's easy to get 50 miles or more from pavement provided you trust your truck. The scenery and abundance of antelope, ghost towns and golden eagles being the attraction. Out there the only break in the solitude is the sound of passenger jets flying overhead.
The cast iron used on this trip was fairly new. No sense subjecting an old valuable piece to the jarring 4WD roads but the camp stove was a really sweet 1963 Coleman 3 burner. I like cooking with things that are older than me.
This shot shows the cheesy scrambled eggs before I added the salsa. (My dog doesn't like salsa... go figure) Running this old stove reminded me of driving an old tractor. I had to monkey with the pump often. It isn't a "set it and forget it" apparatus.
These tasted pretty damn good, food usually does taste better outdoors. The low temp was a mild 34 degrees F that morning. Coffee and breakfast tacos starts any day well.
- Scrambled Eggs
- Extra Sharp Cheddar (melt into eggs as you cook them)
- Bulk Sausage