Using up a rainy day

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.

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I cut a couple of pieces of thin sheet metal

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and pop riveted them together.  After adding a little flat bar for stability, I brought it inside

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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,

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I hung it inside the tin oven and turned it till it browned really well and was pretty much done.

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I removed it from the hook and put it in a dutch oven,

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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.

9 thoughts on “Using up a rainy day

  1. The final word: how did all of this adventurous cookery taste? I would have just wasted the day reading a good book…Thanks for some new ideas.

  2. By the end of this reading…my hands were warm from the beautiful fire and I took a pork roast out to defrost. Thanks.

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