A few months ago, my wife participated in a service auction for the women's association in our church. Basically, each person allocates points based on different things they do, such as serving others, prayer, etc. Then the points are totaled, and they can use the points at the auction. Each woman offers a few services to be auctioned off. I, of course, was elated to offer some Dutch oven cooking as one of our services. We finally were able to cook for the winners of the auction. We gave them the choice of either the beef and biscuits, or chicken pot pie. They chose the chicken pot pie, and we got to cooking. I'm not going to repost the recipe here, but you can get the original recipe here. What I do want to talk about is how I was able to deliver the food from my house to 5 houses down the road on foot. My wife said, "Why don't you just take your Dutch oven to them and then get it back?" To which, I responded, "Why don't we give our kids to some strangers?" I had heard about foil liners, but couldn't get over to the sporting goods store, and at 9:00 PM at Wal-Mart with screaming kids, this seemed like a good idea:
They are 9 inch foil casserole dishes. They worked perfect, possibly even too good, because the bottom burned a little. Just drop it in a 12" Dutch oven, and cook as normal, then pull out and deliver the food. That way, you only have to wipe out your Dutch oven. (With a good patina, you will only need to just wipe out your Dutch oven anyway.) So, next time you need to cook for a crowd, or need to transport the food, throw in a foil catering pan. Works perfect!
Bon Appetit! The Outdoors Start at Your Back Porch!