Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mountain Mama

Hubby and the boys love to go camping.  I think the main reason is that the food tastes so much better outside and they love to cook over a campfire.  They have several cast iron Dutch Ovens to use and hubby is always coming up with a new thing to fix in them.  One of the oldie but goody's he does is called "Mountain Man".  Now, he didn't invent that, so I stole the idea from him and re-named it.
It makes for a nice easy dinner during the week!
 After I cook some cut up red potatoes in a little butter and olive oil in my dutch oven , I add in some cut up breakfast sausages and green onion.  Sometimes I have mushrooms, sometimes bell pepper.  
Leftover veggies are great in scrambled eggs!
Then I push that mixture to the side and add in my well-beaten eggs.  For six of us I did 14 eggs!  
When the eggs appear to be setting up somewhat, I stir them into the potato mix and just keep stirring now and then til they are set all the way.  I like my eggs a little soft, and the cast iron will keep cooking them a minute or so after you take it off the heat.
I put a 1/2 cup or more of shredded cheese on top and cover them while I set out plates and pull biscuits from the oven.  When I make this with bacon, people come hang around the kitchen asking when's dinner...
These are the Monkey biscuits I make - I cut each canned (or frozen and thawed) biscuit into fourths and roll them in cinnamon sugar.  Then drizzle with a third a stick of melted butter and bake til browned.
So, do you ever make breakfast for dinner?

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Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Hey Gina, This looks great. I want to go camping with your family! Thanks for linking up with Sweets This Week.



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