Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Camp Fried Potatoes Are Some Goo-Ood

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Camp Fried Potatoes Are Some Goo-Ood

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A LONELY Easter was our lot this year, by choice and compulsion. The younguns wanted us to come, and neighbors bade us, but Easter dawned wet and miserable, and a generous quagmire had rendered ingress and egress useless in our transportation lexicon. This was a whopper quagmire. Our driveway, between the state road and our splendid mansion o'erlooking the Atlantic, is not paved, so with winter's breakup each spring we have what is called a lully. "We were smart to stay home this time!" she opined, and Irejoined, "Eyah."

A few days before this past Easter I had said, " `Member the Easter we went skiing at Sugarloaf?" "Never forget it," she made reply. "Best skiing we ever had!" Since neither of us has ever been on skis, an explanation follows: The children were home from college at Easter break, and each had brought friends until our house was loaded. A desire to go skiing was expressed, and off we went to Sugarloaf in a sunrise departure - station wagon and farm pickup, people, skis, picnic gear, and all.

We were at the slope early enough to get the first parking spaces below the go-up, and while all went up Mom and I opened our books to bide. A warm spring sun slanted with promise of a beautiful day, and probably a busy mountain.

This was so. Shortly all manner of folks came by on their way up, not yet attached to their runners, jolly and eager.

So time passed and at 10 o'clock I closed my book and went aft to open the station-wagon tailgate and prepare our Easter feast. Traditional ham and eggs, but in deference to the wild land situation, I planned on Camp Fried Potatoes.

Camp Fried Potatoes are rightly made on an open fire away from it all, and Sugarloaf Mountain is close enough. I had a Coleman gasoline stove, which I had loaded and pumped, and I laid on our Camp Fried Potatoes frypan, which has a diameter of 24 inches. This takes two burners.

Now pay attention, all, because I'm about to tell you how you, too, can have Camp Fried Potatoes and make the world rejoice on Easter. I can't tell you how much of everything to use, because I don't know how many you'll feed and how hungry they'll be, but try this:

One pound of sliced bacon, cut into small bits. …

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