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Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 10:50
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What are some of your go-to or favorite things to cook when at your cabin? When I am alone it’s a lot of beans, rice, and eggs. But when the family is there we will do regular meals. I try to utilize the grill when I can.

paulz
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 12:01
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Well I was about to make mac and cheese with fried Spam last night, one of my cabin staples, when a friend called, bored at home alone with the shelter in place, and offered to get some grub for a BBQ. So I fired up some oak on the Webber, he showed up with a London broil, wine, French bread, potato salad.. Oh man..what an upgrade. Just had a steak sandwich for breakfast.

I bring out fresh fruit, veggies, meat whenever I can, but yeah, the cabin storage shelves are beans, pasta, canned tuna, rice..

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 13:10 - Edited by: silverwaterlady
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FISH!!!!
Yummy. We can go down to the local dock at about noon and buy freshly caught whole whitefish or lake trout from the fish boat for $5 each!
We set up a fish cleaning station near the lake.

I either fry it up in a iron skillet using Drakes coating or bake it wrapped in heavy duty foil to which I’ve added sliced onion, unsalted butter, white wine and salt and pepper. Baked in our covered gas grill at 350F, indirect heat. In the summer I bake a lot of food in the grill to keep the cabin cool. The fish is served in the foil which helps to keep the fish hot.
When it cools off in the fall, I make a tomato based fish chowder.

We also forage for apples in the fall. There are vacant farmhouses with old apple trees nearby. These apple trees were planted a long time ago. The correct variety for baking. We picked enough apples for me to make four apple crisps and six pies. I was able to freeze the apples after I processed them.
It was wonderful to bring them to our city home and have apple pie with those beautiful apples from my favorite place.

frankpaige
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 13:19
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When it is just myself. I grab a couple of chicken breasts already cooked at the local grocery on the way out of town. That's day one. When there, I find a steak that will make at least two meals. That's day, 2/3. Then it's back to rice/beans and homemade jerky.
When the family is there. I have wash dishes. 😢
But meals are definitely more 3 course.

gcrank1
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 14:53 - Edited by: gcrank1
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Dinty Moore Beef Stew is almost a must have.
Skillet Cornbread with butter makes it even better.

moneypitfeeder
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 17:38 - Edited by: moneypitfeeder
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I'm a vegetarian, but I often make what is apparently a really good whole roast chicken. We pair that with salt potatoes or sweet corn and something green. Salads, and anything that is in season at the farm stands en-route. We also like to do a pho night (Vietnamese rice noodle soup), black bean burritos or veggie [faux burger] crumble taco night, guac, salsa & chips. SO likes blackened steak or fish (not my cup of tea) & camp cornbread in the cast iron skillet is great. Pasta any way. If he gets a large catch of crawfish, then those with rice or grits make his menu. I normally try for a no-bake (or easy) dessert since we don't normally have dessert at home. We also normally shoot for an Indian curry with rice. Basically anything we'd do at home, but I like cooking up there. We normally have one big family meal where the in-laws come out and can help with a larger "centerpiece" meat and the rest is business as usual.

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 1 Jan 2021 21:25
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Quoting: gcrank1
Dinty Moore Beef Stew is almost a must have.
Skillet Cornbread with butter makes it even better.


Yes, I dont eat as healthy at the cabin, more hearty. I do like chili dogs or chili burgers. We do steaks also, thick rib eye's
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Peewee86
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# Posted: 6 Jan 2021 01:54
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On all but the hottest summer days we like to have a campfire going. We have a handful of cast iron campfire sandwich makers. A couple of slices of bread buttered on the outside, shaved ham or turkey, provolone cheese and dab of chipotle mayo makes for a quick warm sandwich that has become one of our staples.

We also often find ourselves creating meals in our crock pot. An evening meal can be put together at lunchtime and it will allow for a broad time window serving dinner. We find the flexibility of our dinner time appealing. Hanging out at the cabin for us is all about having less structure. Go to bed when tired, get up when no longer tired...

Ptomaine
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# Posted: 6 Jan 2021 13:02
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I eat the same if not better than I do at home. I usually eat two meals a day. I have a substantial breakfast. Things like ham steak with hash browns & eggs. Pancakes, French toast (to use up bread that might be going a little stale) or even biscuits and gravy are common at the cabin. Dinner will utilize the campfire whenever possible. Steaks, thick cut pork chops, pork loin, spare ribs, or sausages are normal summer fare. Chili, beef stew, pot roast, chicken curry and roast chicken are good for cold/rainy weather. Freshly baked cookies or brownies are a great way to end the day!

I have a full size LP range so it allows me to cook anything that could be made in a home kitchen that does not require electricity. No crock pots, microwaves, electric coffee maker or toasters at my cabin; I use Dutch ovens, a percolator, and use either the broiler or a griddle to toast bread.

I realize this is not for everyone, but I enjoy cooking.

Fanman
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# Posted: 10 Jan 2021 20:06
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I hiked in to the cabin Friday night, since the road is closed for the winter. Saturday I realized I'd forgotten my dinner, which was frozen leftovers. But I had more than enough lunch food, which included a stick of hard salami, and I found a package of yellow rice in the cabin. Cooked the rice with extra butter I had brought for my breakfast, added the finely chopped sausage, and had a right tasty meal, I may even repeat it.

Normally at the cabin during the warm weather we eat just like we do at home, though we don't bake much, only having a big toaster oven instead of a "real" oven. But in the winter, it's pack it in and pack it out, so often it's a frozen meal cooked previously.

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