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Mosquito Remedy

So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes, especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile Virus? Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out---it works just super!

Ramrod Biscuits For Camping

2 cup biscuit mix
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk, instant
2/3 cup water
1 honey
1 jelly

* Have a good campfire going before mixing these biscuits. Also have some smooth dry sticks about 3/4 inch in diameter ready. Be careful to know what kind of wood is safe -- Never use Oleander wood.

Mix the biscuit mix (such as Bisquick) and dry milk together and take camping in a plastic baggie or in a bowl with lid so that you can just make the biscuits in the same container. Take along some honey or jelly for eating with this. Mix only enough of the water into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough. Divide into 6 portions and shape dough around the end of each stick. Roast over the fire until golden brown. Remove from stick and fill with honey or jelly if desired.


4 cup shredded dried hash brown potatoes
2 pkg onion soup mix
1 1/2 lb ground meat or sausage
1 assorted seasonings to taste
1 large pot with a lid
1 large spoon
6 cup water

Brown the meat in the bottom of the pan. Break up the meat as it cooks assuring that all the pink (raw) meat is cooked. Add the water and soup mix stiring to mix. Heat to boiling and simmer a few minutes. Add the dry potatoes and stir to mix. Cover the pot and move to the edge of the fire for about 10 minutes to allow the potatoes to swell up with thewater. Move the pot back on the heat and stir while cooking the potatoes. cook about 5-10 minutes. Serve hot. Seasonings may be added with the potatoes to the cooks taste. Hot peppers, chili powder, basil, italian seasonings are good. The meat may be hamburger, sausage, italian sausage, etc. Different meats do provide a different flavor. This hashcan be either a evening or breakfast meal.


2 lb hamburger
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can corn
8 oz elbow macaroni
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup water
1/4 lb longhorn cheddar cheese

Brown beef in dutch oven, kettle, or skillet. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, corn, macaroni, and water. Cook until done. Just before serving add cheese.

Camp Tuna And Rice

2 can tuna; and liquid
1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
2 tablespoon instant dried onikon
2 tablespoon green pepper flakes
1 3/4 cup boiling water

Heat tuna in its oil in a skillet. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes.
Recipe From: The Tuna Cookbook Charrin' off the Ol' Point

Baked Potatoes

6 baking potatoes
1 onion -- chopped
4 oz green chiles
4 oz black olives -- chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 aluminum foil

1. Scrub and chop baking potatoes into pieces, but do not peel.
2. Prepare 6-8 square pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil, one piece per serving. Place equal portions of the ingredients on each foil square. Fold the foil in a drug-store type fold, sealing ends.
3. Place on barbecue grill for about 45-55 minutes. If you can safely take along margarine, you might want to add a teaspoon or so to each packet before grilling.
Recipe From: Western Mexican Cookbook


11 cup instant dry milk (8 qt. pkg) (up to; 12)
1 box (2 lb) nestles quik
1 jar (16-oz) coffeemate or cremora
1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar; sifted

Mix all together in large container.
To use at 1/3 cup chocolate mix to 1 cup hot water. This will make approximately 100 cups.


1 water
1 fresh ground coffee

Bring water to boil; add fresh ground coffee; immediately remove from fire; pour from top.


3/4 lb ground beef (80% lean)
1 medium onion; chopped
8 oz refrigerated crescent rolls
8 oz pizza sauce
4 oz mushroom stems and pieces
2 1/4 oz sliced pitted ripe olives
1/3 cup green bell pepper; coarsely
1 cup mozzarella cheese; shredded
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Brown ground beef and onion in well-seasoned 11 to 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium coals. Remove to paper towels to drain. Potir off drippings from pan. Separate crescent (tough into triangles; place in skillet, points toward center, to form circle. Press edges together to form bottom crust about 1 inch up the side of pan. Spread half of pizza sauce. Spoon ground beef mixture over sauce. Cover with mushrooms, olives and green pepper. Pour remaining sauce over all; sprinkle with cheese and oregano. Place pan in center of grid over medium coals. Place cover on cooker: cook 20 to 30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. (If cooked over open grill or coals, cover pan securely with foil.)

Old Settler's Baked Beans

1 lb. bacon, cut into small pieces
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup of white sugar; 1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup; 1/4 cup of barbeque sauce
1 tblsp of mustard; 2 tblsp molasses
1/2 tsp of chili powder (may omit)
1 tsp salt; dash of pepper
2 16 oz cans of kidney beans
4 16 oz cans of butter beans
2 31 oz cans of Campbells Pork and Beans

Brown bacon in large Dutch oven, remove and drain on paper. Sauté chopped onion in bacon fat. When onion almost transparent, add hamburger and brown. Drain off grease.
Add in bacon. Add a can of kidney beans with sugar, spices and sauces. Stir gently over medium heat to dissolve sugars. Add other beans, mix gently.
Bake on medium-low heat until bubbly and beans are tender. Stir occasionally.

Lemony Baked Chicken

6 chicken legs or thighs, washed
Salt and pepper
Parsley flakes
Dijon mustard
Lemon juice or a lemon
Vegetable oil
Add chunks of potato during baking to make a full meal (if desired)

Preheat a Dutch oven. Put three small rocks in the bottom. Wipe inside of a pie pan with a little cooking oil. Separate and wash chicken pieces. Salt lightly. Arrange chicken in bottom of pie pan.
Mix 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 teaspoons of mustard and 2 teaspoons of lemon joice (squeeze from lemon). Spread mixture over chicken, using all of it. Slice up squeezed lemon and put slices on top of chicken pieces
Dust with a bit more salt, a little pepper, a little paprika, and a some parsley for color.
Place pie pan on rocks in bottom of Dutch oven and cover. Place about ten charcoals under the oven and twice as many on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, depending on heat level, until done - meat is loose on bones. To get a more browned finish, last fifteen minutes raise heat on top really high, lower on bottom.
Transfer to plates. Discard lemon.
Serves 6

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