My Roasted Chicken…Camp Fire Edition

For the long weekend we packed up everyone and all our camping gear and headed to the lake! My Mother-In-Law booked some great cabins at the Elinor Lake Resort and I was so happy to get away for a couple of days and relax!  I decided that I was going to do beer can chicken over the fire.  Unfortunately the can and the chickens did not cooperate and almost fell directly into the fire! So I decided to make it a bit easier and just roasted them over the fire.

Don’t be afraid to cook more than hot dogs while you are camping, you will be surprised how easy it is to cook something more!

You Will Need:

– Butter
– Fresh Herbs (I had rosemary, thyme and basil)
– Garlic (Of Course!)
– Whole Chicken (x2)
– Salt n Pepper
– 1 Lemon
– Beer
– Roasting Pan

Take the chopped herbs and butter in a bowl and mix together. Then I take half of the butter and start to put it under the skin of the chicken.  The easiest way to do this get it under the skin and then take the back of the spoon and use it push under the skin from the top.  This way you won’t rip the skin. Take your lemon and roll it on the table so that it will get the juice going! I cut it in half and put the lemon inside the chicken with a big handful of chicken! Do the same with the other Chicken  and then place them both in the roaster.  Put enough beer in the bottom of the roaster so that nothing will burn.

Now the fire…over many trials and errors, I have learned that you need make sure your coals are strong, if your fire pit is big enough try and keep the flames over to one side and the coals underneath the chicken.

Keep checking on the chicken and I used more beer to baste the chicken!

Enjoy!

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Birthday Weekend BBQ

I believe that the best meals are those that are prepared by everyone and that was exactly how my long weekend went. We had a busy household with my Mother-In-Law, Mrs. Gartner, My Hubs Brother, Mr. Gartner and his girlfriend, Ms. MacLachlan, My Hubs Twin Sister, Ms. Gartner and her boyfriend, Mr. Hasenuik! It was great to have everyone together for an early birthday celebration for my Hubs and his sister.

Over the weekend we cooked, laughed, had a few cocktails and really spent a lot of much needed time visiting. It was great!

One of the best dinners we had was Beer Can Chicken, Corn on the Cob and a delicious Shredded Kale salad that Ms. MacLachlan made. The Shredded Kale salad was so awesome and I know I will be making it again in the future. Check out the recipe here at JustaTaste!

Can’t wait for the next time that we can do this!

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