There is just something about being a scout when growing up that never leaves you. Perhaps it is the ability to be creative in finding ways to solve problems. Or, perhaps it is the little bits of knowledge you obtain regarding just plain survival techniques. Scouting just gives kids more common sense abilities to solve basic survival issues, in my humble opinion.
So, in the spirit of scouting and camping, etc., this Friday we are having the 7th and 8th grade boys from our church out to our property for an overnight camp out. They are pitching tents, cooking burgers, and doing whatever it is that boys that age do, in the presence of male chaperones, on a Friday night in the woods (games, ghost stories and a camp fire are planned). Then on Saturday morning, Mr. K and I are hosting breakfast for the guys at our place, around our outdoor patio fire pit. The boys will be able to help in the cooking by making their own biscuits on sticks.
Mr. K and I wanted to make sure that we had the procedure down correctly, so, this was what we had for dinner last night. If you have never made Biscuits on a Stick before the details are as follows.
- Wooden dowel or, more authentically, a long stick from woods
- Canned biscuits
- Willing participants
Take a biscuit and mash flat and long. Wrap the biscuit dough around the end of the stick. Rotate over fire until baked (about 8 minutes, or until hair on fingers is singed off, whichever comes first). Remove from stick by twisting slightly. Insert cooked sausage, jelly, honey, etc. Enjoy.