Dutch Oven Corn Casserole

Dutch Oven Corn Casserole | farmgirlgourmet.com #glamping #camping

Wow – I just got home yesterday afternoon from yet another amazing “glampin” weekend in my 1947 Main-Line Silver Lark travel trailer at Riverside State Park.  Yes, it rained on Thursday but one of the girls said “Do you have any gum?”  Thanks Dottie!  You saved the day with that sentence!  Anyway, every year we all get together to camp for The Farm Chicks Show weekend and every year it seems to get better.  There were 20+ girls, tons of super cutesyfied trailers and lots of laughs.  Did I mention the wine was flowing?  Oh yes, it sure was.

This is all of us during Wine 101 hosted by my sweet friend Julie F.  She’s a wine rep from Oregon and made the trip up in a hurry on Friday so she could educate us girls on what wine is all about.  Her lovely assistant is Faye who dressed up as Vanna White for the occasion.  She was one hot mama!  I know you’re asking yourself right now “what does one do after a wine class”?

Right?

Have a Petticoat Potluck- of course!  🙂  Yes, it’s true.  A Petticoat Potluck.  Unfortunately, yours truly did not partake with layers of tuile-y goodness.  My petticoat was at the cleaners :wink:.  Ok, I’m just a big bump on a log.  Next year, if we have Petticoat Potluck Part Deux, then I will most likely do it.  (notice the hidden “out”)

As “Glampers” we don’t just toss the potluck goodies on a plastic table cloth, we do it up right with linens and buckets of fresh flowers…many thanks to Juli T. for that.  You made one heck of a gorgeous tablescape!

That’s the Spokane River behind the table.  Camping next to the river is just magical.  Even if it was booking by at 20+ miles per hour.  It’s still great to watch the Osprey search for goodies to feed their young, who were in a nest just across the river from us.  I watched this Osprey sit in the tree for quite some time on Saturday.  Amazingly beautiful birds.

Saturday I just sat by the river.  All.  Day.  Long.  It was heaven!  For the past 2 years I have been “Julie Cruise Director” for the Farm Chicks glampin weekend, so this year I got smart and printed out a map.  It had a list of antique stores, thrift stores and even the grocery store.  Whenever anyone asked me “how do I get….” I just handed them the map.  It was utter bliss!

This was my view from a nice comfy chair on Saturday.  Not too shabby if I do say so myself!

This is my trailer in the foreground.  It’s old, it’s crusty, it’s filled with red and white toile and I love it.  I have my little table and chairs for eating breakfast in the morning and my big red Schwinn bike for those times when the bathroom seems eons away and you just need to get there quick.  We affectionately named it the “Potty Express” for the weekend and it was used by many girls.  🙂

This is my dear friend Gracie’s trailer.  So stinkin cute!  You should see the smiles this trailer evokes when we’re caravaning down the road.
 Dutch Oven Corn Casserole | farmgirlgourmet.com #glamping #camping
Now, who loves some food cooked over the campfire?  ::raising my hand::  I made this Corn and Cheese Casserole for the Petticoat Potluck and it was a smash hit.  Super easy and super delish!  Make sure you make this on your next camping excursion and you will be the pride of your campsite.  Promise!
Dutch Oven Corn Casserole

An easy campfire corn casserole that will please your hungry glampers! Or campers. Either way, toss it together and throw it in the fire for a delicious addition to dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Jiffy brand cornbread mix
  • 2 15 oz cans creamed corn
  • 2 15 oz cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated mixed cheeses (taco blend), divided
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), melted or cut into small chunks

Instructions

  1. Start 23 self-lighting briquettes in the fire pit. Let them go for 20 minutes while you go make the casserole.
  2. Grease the inside of your dutch oven and the underside of the lid with vegetable oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except for 1/2 cup of the cheese. Stir to combine well and pour into the greased dutch oven. Place the lid on.
  4. Put 16 of the hot briquettes on the top of the dutch oven. Put remaining 7 in a circle and place the dutch oven over the top of them. Cook for 1 hour, rotating the dutch oven pot AND lid every 15 minutes. A large stick comes in handy for this portion. In the last 15 minutes, add the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese to the top of the casserole and put the lid back on. Remove the lid and the pot from the fire and enjoy.

Notes

Note: Recipe adapted from www.dutchovenuniversity.com

http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2011/06/dutch-oven-corn-casserole.html

15 Comments

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    Fabienne
    February 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Love the camping photos! I will make this corn casserole when we camp with our teardrop trailer friends. We always have a Dutch oven pot luck and it is always fun to see what people make. We have a blast like you and your friends. And we host our traditional happy hour at our campsite night before. It has grown from a few campers to last time about 40. And love our wine. Love nature and wildlife, all you need to relax in this crazy world. Thank you for sharing.

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    Farmgirl Gourmet
    August 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    It’s a 10. Hope that helps. Its a really easy and delicious recipe.

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    Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Loved the pictures! Found you through a search for a dutch oven version of the Jiffy recipe. Looks great. Question: is that a 10 or a 12 inch oven?

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    Everlasting Blooms
    June 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Glampers…I LOVE it! Looks like such a fun time..I think I am going to start one of these over in Michigan with my girlfriends! 🙂

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    foodwanderings
    June 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    This is the life! Wow this is so amazing living like this so happy I got a glimpse of this post it puts perspectove on life. Seems so carefree and happy. The dutch oven corm casserole is stunninbg!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels
    June 8, 2011 at 6:43 am

    This looks like so much fun! And the corn casserole looks so good and comforting. YUM! 🙂

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    Teresa
    June 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Okay!
    First of all….that CORN CASSEROLE….looks like the biggest pot of COMFORT!
    OMGoodness!
    Secondly….can I just say…this is by far the CUTEST thing I have seen in like forever!
    OMgoodness the FUN you all must have!
    I had no idea such FUN went on!
    You girls need to be featured in Country Living!
    And girl….YOU BETTER get yourself a PETTICOAT!!!
    Promise me you will!
    This is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a FUN~tradition!
    xo

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    Karen
    June 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    What a fun time! Camping and a wine class? I love it! Gorgeous scenery…I don’t blame you for wanting to stare at the river all day.
    The casserole looks delicious…so cheesy!

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    Katmom
    June 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    simply said…numnumnummy for my tummy!
    OMG! I just might have to try this, and as you know, Heather… I am not much of a cook, more like a “I’ve been slavin’ over microwavin’ ” type of gal…but I think I could do this…
    and…by the by,,,you my dear friend, made the weekend so wonderful…so glad you are my side kick, or should I say partner in crime…and next year, for sure, we’ll have you in a petticoat! :>)

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    Mermaids of the Lake
    June 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I love it!!!! It sounds like a dream-come-true weekend to me! I kept hoping we would run into you at The Farm Chicks and instantly recognize you!

    ~Debbie

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    Brook
    June 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Heather that looks like such a hoot. I’m not much for camping anymore but I think I could get into this GLAMPIN’ thing, You gals really know how to do it right.
    I would love to join you. I want an excuse to buy a petticoat 🙂

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    Anonymous
    June 7, 2011 at 7:09 am

    it was great to see and meet some many wonderful, crazy, and loving ladies. thanks for a great time and for sharing this wonderful dish. i will be making it. many blessings to you all. faye/vanna

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    Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Sounds (and looks) like you had a blast!
    Jen

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    Marnely Rodriguez
    June 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Wowzers, that is one awesome weekend! Dresses, tablescapes, wine education and cute trailers?! Awesomeness! And that recipe….I wanna dive in it, literally. Definitely would pair well with a glass of….ice water! 😉

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    kpaints
    June 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    It was a wild and crazy weekend…with lots of relaxing too…loved every minute of it. It’s a beautiful place, with your wonderful recipes, I will be able to duplicate a little bit of it…right here. Thanks for putting up with a Newbie!

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