Easy Entertaining with a Firepit

Fire pits provide easy entertaining for the summer, you can use them in multiple ways. Cooking outdoors is an enjoyable experience and an outdoor fire pit is a fun way to prepare food outside and gives everyone a chance...

Fire pits provide easy entertaining for the summer, you can use them in multiple ways. Cooking outdoors is an enjoyable experience and an outdoor fire pit is a fun way to prepare food outside and gives everyone a chance to help cook. You can do far more than just roasting marshmallows. You can roast, grill, boil, bake a variety of items over the fire pit.

Before you start the cooking fun you will need to decide on how often you will be cooking in your fire pit. If you decide that you are going to cook often, it would be good to invest in some tools. A few standard grilling tools would be just fine. However, you will get more joy with a few other items. Some items you may need for your fire pit include:

  • Adjustable grill grate
  • A portable rotisserie
  • Cast iron skillets and pots
  • Long-handled skewers
  • Long armed cooking irons
  • Other various fun pit cooking accessories

Recipes and tips for cooking

  • The classic S'mores. One of the most obvious items you can cook in a fire pit is S'mores. However, you can get more creative with this popular treat. Start by stuffing the marshmallow with chocolate before you roast it. Try mini Rolo's or mini Peanut Butter Cups.
  • S'mores Dip. Another great variation to S'mores, make a S'mores dip. Use a tub of Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese, a dollop of marshmallow cream, a handful of chocolate chips, and a handful of mini-marshmallows. Wrap it in foil and heat over the fire pit.
  • Hot Dogs. Obviously, the hot dog is great for fire pits. Some great ideas for expanding on the hot dog include trying different types of dogs such as the cheese filled dog or Bratwurst sausages. Get even more flavor from you fire pit dog by wrapping it in bacon. You can use small toothpicks to keep the bacon attached.
  • Crescent Dogs. Wrap your dogs in Crescent Rolls before cooking them. When you are roasting the dogs be sure to pick a spot that is well heated but not directly over the flame. Heat them until they turn golden brown.
  • Campfire Pizza Rolls. You will need pizza dough, all your favorite toppings, and foil. Roll out your pizza dough, add all your fixings then roll into a log. You can store you pizza log in a plastic baggie. When your ready to cook, wrap it in foil and place it on the grate. It will take about 25 to 30 minutes to cook. Slice and serve!
  • Campfire Cones. These treats are so easy to make, your kids will love creating them. Use a waffle cone and stuff them with a variety of treats. Use peanut butter, Nutella, Chocolate Chips, mini marshmallows, M&M's, just to name a few. Wrap them in foil and heat them up.
  • Corn on the Cob. This is an easy item to cook on the fire pit. Keep them in the husking while they cook. Add some mayo and Parmesan Cheese, or any of your favorite condiments. You may even like it with a dash of Paprika.
  • Sunrise Breakfast Bowls. Test out a breakfast dish. Use a muffin tin to create each individual bowl. Fill them with a slice of bread with the crust removed, egg, precooked bacon, and other items such as shredded cheese or spinach. Cook on the fire until eggs are cooked to your desire.

Stay safe when cooking on the fire pit

Always remember to be aware of fire safety at all times. Be sure to have a bucket of water handy in case you have to put out a fire. roll out your pizza dough, add all your fixings then roll into a log. When your ready to cook, wrap it in foil and place it on the grate. When building fire pits make sure you use rocks, bricks, or other flame-resistant materials. When in use, make sure you use only dry, seasoned wood for cooking over a fire pit. Green wood will not burn well and produces too much smoke. Dead wood is better for a clean-burning, high temperature fire.

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