I grew up in Washington state but now live in sunny southern California. A few of my WA friends also live down here now as well. So each year, those that live south drive north, and all my friends up north drive south and we meet somewhere in the middle and do some great family camping.
This year we met up in the redwoods of northern California in Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. I love camping of all kinds, but car camping affords you do some awesome cooking. We did big family style meals this year and we ate very well. One thing I’ve wanted for a while now is a dutch oven. Those are the big cast iron pots that you cook right over the fire with.
I bought a big 8 quart dutch oven at REI and cooked up some awesome meals. One of the meals I made was a Jambalaya and it was so delicious and easy to make.
Here’s how I did it…read more