A few weeks ago, we had the great pleasure of going on a camping trip with my best friend and her boyfriend, in the Shenandoah (pre-government shutdown). The trip had originally been planned to celebrate her birthday, but ultimately ended up celebrating much much more. Not only had my bestie scored a great new job that week, but to her surprise, her boyfriend proposed the first night they were camping! He even made her a beautiful wood ring engraved with silver (he’s a blacksmith) with a special message for her 🙂 Will and I went up on Friday and spent the evening celebrating with them, which definitely included the consumption of lots of libations. So what better to have the next day than a huge dutch oven full of tasty breakfast food, cooked over a campfire? Not much is really better than that, particularly if it’s a cold, rainy mountain morning like we had.
What’s great about this recipe is that it can be adapted for a normal dutch oven, inside your nice warm, cozy kitchen. Nothing changes the way it cooks other than it’s not over a campfire and is inside.* It may not quite give the same smoky flavor, but I would imagine it would be equally as good. Basically what this recipe ended up doing was taking all your favorite parts of breakfast (biscuits, sausage, etc.) and combining it in one big pot, making it easier to manage to eat instead of having to fork only one thing at a time.
2-3 tbsp butter
1/2 packet of blended cheddar cheese, or as much as you want
Sliced onions and peppers (optional)