We had a real good time hanging out with the IDOS chapter from Richmond, VA, the Old Dominion Iron Chefs. This was the second time we met for the NC-VA 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering.
Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group and The Old Dominion Iron Chefs have gathered many times in the past, DOG’s, Cook-Offs and camping trips. We’ve gotten to know each other fairly good and talk about next year’s DOG has began.
We had a total 25 people including guest producing 16 black pots for dinner. The variety and quantity of food was outstanding and nobody ever leaves hungry. The weekend starts off with a big potluck on Friday night where we meet the new cooks while catching up with old friends.
Most Dutch Oven Gatherings are at state parks making them a fun filled weekend of camping and cooking. When we are not cooking we are sitting around the campfire catching up on news and trading a recipes.
Our weekend DOG had enough rain to send most folks packing, but we endured and the 2 State Dutch Oven Gathering was very enjoyable. Most Dutch Oven Gatherings that have some kind of crazy weather, be it rain or fog tend to be the best cook outs because folks will focus more on the food and each other.
Bring you recipes and gear for a fun afternoon.
See ya soon
Dan “Camp Master”
IDOS Chapter serving the Carolina’s
NC-VA 2 State DOG is set for March 29, 2014
We will meet with The Old Dominion Iron Chefs from Richmond VA for a full day of dutch oven cookery. The Dutch Oven Gathering will be held in the Seaforth area at Shelter #9 starting about 9 AM for some snacks and a full cast iron buffet at 3 PM.
Camping is available in the park at the Parkers Creek Campground about a mile north of the shelter. Please book your camp site on Loop 1, Sites 1 thru 14, so we can be close together. We can do a potluck, weary traveler’s dinner Friday night for those coming in late.
Reservations can be made online ncparks.gov
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Dan & Katherine – Southeast Camper
Peter & Amy – Old Dominion Iron Chefs
Southeast Camper would like to have a group luncheon on January 25, 2014, 1:00 pm at Bucca di Beppo in Pineville, NC. Bucca di Beppo is a nice Italian place with pasta and pizza, etc. For more info about our meeting place can be found here: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
This luncheon will be our annual International Dutch Oven Society meeting so we can remain in good standing with IDOS rules. You will need to be a current IDOS member to vote on any issues pertaining to the group, but all are welcome to join us and participate.
The purpose of this meeting will be to set dates for future Dutch Oven Gatherings. Also we should look into donations and / or fund raisers to help cover some of the groups cost ie: pavilions and shelters. We’ve been rained on enough, so we know how important it is to plan ahead and have pavilions secured in advance.
This should be a fun and productive meeting. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in the new year.
Dutch Oven Gatherings currently scheduled:
02/08/1014 – “Chilly DOG” at Andrew Jackson State Park, SC
04/26/2014 – Southeast Camper “Spring” Dutch Oven Gathering at Kings Mountain State Park, SC.
10/04/2014 – Southeast Camper “Fall” Dutch Oven Gathering at Andrew Jackson State Park, SC
Other important events:
2 State DOG – March
Mile High DOG – July
National DOG – September
East Coast DOG – October
Please mark your calendars and RSVP us via email or leave a comment to this blog post or in the forum. We made reservations for 20 and if we exceed that, we need to let the restaurant know. Each individual will be responsible for thier own checks and tips.
Do not hesitate to contact us
Dan, Randy and Ranbow
Southeast Camper Dutch Oven Group