I have several favorite ranch cookbooks that I return to time and again. Not only is it fun to cook these meals outside over an open fire, but it's great practice for when an emergency of any sort happens and you find yourself without the luxury of electricity. But you would be surprised at the sophistication of these ranch recipes .... Prime Rib Roast with Sweet Onion Shiitake Mushroom Sauce .... Cajun Chicken and Rice .... Potatoes Au Gratin. And these cooks don't skip on the desserts, either! So let me offer this tasty little recipe that can be baked in your Dutch oven. It's a definite slice of heaven!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
1 stick butter
2 handfuls brown sugar
2 14-ounce cans pineapple rings
1 handful maraschino cherries
2 boxes yellow cake mix
2 2/3 cups water
2/3 cup oil
Melt the butter in a 16-inch Dutch oven. Add sugar and stir into the butter until dissolved. Place pineapple rings in a single layer in bottom. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring and around the edges of the oven. Mix the cake mix with the eggs, water, and oil to directions and pour batter over fruit. Cook with medium coals, top and bottom. When browned and done, set aside to cool. As it cools, the cake will separate from the sides of the oven, and you can flip it upside down onto a plate.
(Recipe is by Mike Oden of Oden Cattle Company)
Proverbs 3:24 "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."