It has rained ALL day. I went to the market at Inglewood Plantation to get vegetables in the rain. I fed the animals in the rain. I don’t like to clean house when it rains, so I decide to entertain myself by doing some open hearth cooking. To tell you the truth, it probably wasn’t cold enough to have a fire. But, you’ve gotta eat. Right? I decided to cook a small loin roast. While the roast was thawing and the fire was making some really good coals, I went out to the shop to construct a make-shift tin oven.
I cut a couple of pieces of thin sheet metal
and pop riveted them together. After adding a little flat bar for stability, I brought it inside
and positioned it on the hearth. While I was in the kitchen stuffing the roast with garlic, Joel came in from outside, took one look at the fireplace and said the same five words that I have heard so many times: “Susan, what are you doing?”
After I finished seasoning the roast,
I hung it inside the tin oven and turned it till it browned really well and was pretty much done.
I removed it from the hook and put it in a dutch oven,
and put it back on the hearth to get tender. It took a little time to do all this, but it sure used up the rest of a rainy day.