Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Best Virtue of the Dutch Oven

Actually, it is kind of hard to find the best thing about a dutch oven, but surely one of the best is that they make meal preparation so easy. For lazy people like me, this is great.

Here is an oven full of easy meal preparation. In the back are two spaghetti squash cut in half, buttered, sprinkled with splenda and cinnamon and covered with aluminum foil. The largest DO has bratwurst sausages tossed in still frozen, and a big handful of sliced mushrooms tossed on top. The little dutch ovens (which used to have a candle in them)have cut up plums, a little sour cream, and stroissles (not sure of the spelling - flour, sugar, oatmeal and butter in equal volumes, kneaded together until the butter is well distributed. No liquid.) sprinkled on top. Baked for about 45 minutes at 360 deg.

And there you have it.

Sausage, low carb squash, and high carb plum cobbler. :) Prep time was probably about 15 minutes.