Reader voices: Dutch oven cooking and the plan of happiness

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  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Sept. 16, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    Early in life I decided the best way to do things was to use the most modern way possible -- cooking over a fire was never desirable -- the best thing was a modern, electric range.

    As I have grown older, I realize that without the challenge; the need to be creative - life has little or no flavor to it. Rather than hang around and try to gleen from someone who has managed to escape all of the pitfalls in life, it is much more productive to learn at the feet of someone who has successfully scratched and crawled their way through life.

    All things testify of Christ ans apparently, that includes Dutch ovens. Thanks for the article.

  • Atalya Stansbury Park, UT
    Sept. 16, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    Interesting analogy to the plan of happiness and life as a whole, but "My first attempt at cooking sour dough biscuits in my Dutch oven yielded 20 or so “white and dry” chunks, yet with a little jam and milk they tasted like nothing out of a box," was a classic ROFL! We've all been there and done that. Thanks for the bit of humor at the situation. P.S. I never knew you could cook anything but biscuits (per instruction from my Dad) in a dutch oven; it was amazing to me that other food could be prepared in one, and it was fabulous! Try a turkey breast rubbed with herbs and cooked with potatoes, carrots, and onions (with a bit of water for moisture and burn prevention) for a wonderful meal.

  • anchorageles Ventura, CA
    Sept. 16, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    OH you are a slick dog..and all this time reading I thought I was going to see some ways to cook in a Dutch oven but then you very skillfully slipped in a comparison in Gods way of living thru preparation and the knowledghe of trying to achieve gods gold.....good move...but how do you cook rabbit?