We're living on our stores as far as food right now because the new growing season is about to begin and we've already ordered our 1/4 beef. So that means the freezer contents have to be used up and the canning shelf emptied. DH cleaned out the fire pit yesterday. We use it for campfires, roasting marshmallow for the younger kids, and occasionally cooking. Now if you want a real nice chili cook it over an open fire! There is a real difference in the taste. We have a tripod for hanging a large pot for stews or chilis. The taste is wonderful but keeping an eye on the fire is rather a pain sometimes. Anyways, tonight we are cooking on the open fire. I'm doing bass in the cast iron fry pan and yes cooking on the open fire gives the fish a different flavour. I made a pack of camp style potatoes to be tossed onto the grate. DH was supposed to pick up mushrooms but didn't so that won't be happening tonight. Bread is a quick bread cooked in muffin tins right on the grate served with fresh butter (aka unsalted, fresh made butter). I'll likely open up a jar of home canned green beans too. Possible dessert will be apple pie irons and if DH feels like going back to the house, a little vanilla ice cream. The fire is blazing so it needs to die down to the good coals. The food is ready to go so in another 40 min or so I can start cooking. We'll eat dinner by the campfire listening to the water and we'll spend the evening hours star gazing.