Enjoy these cooking ideas around your fireplace
It’s the time of the year when weather gets chillier and people long to get around a warm fireplace in the mountains, away from the traffic of the city. We have the perfect foods to make you relax during this period and enjoy the perks of fireplace cooking.
Don’t steer clear of vegetables – even if it’s winter and your body craves fatty food. Just place some chopped carrots, zucchinis, eggplants and mushrooms on a cooking plate over your fire or in aluminum foils. Let them cook for about 30 minutes and savor them with the sauce of your choice.
There’s no scent that feels homelier than the smell of warm bread, and a hot fireplace is the perfect way to heat bread on a chilly night. Have some small pieces on a skewer and warm them for a few minutes before spreading some butter or your choice of cheese over them. A perfect combination!
Instead of baking potatoes in the oven and applying the topping after they are done, you could slice them before cooking them, without cutting all the way through. Then, you can stuff the cuts with butter. Bake them for about an hour in aluminum foils or over a grill until they are crispy on top then remove and stuff the slits with cheese slices before putting them back for about 5 minutes. You will have the crispiest and most delicious baked potatoes you’ve ever tasted.
We all know chestnuts are delicious and we all long for them when autumn arrives. Before you can indulge in them, use a sharp knife to cut an X on the flat side of each chestnut to make their shelling easier. Arrange them on a skillet or in an aluminum foil, let them roast for about 20 minutes and when they start to open where they were cut, it means that they are ready to be eaten!
Macaroni and cheese
Who said you couldn’t cook a pasta meal using a fireplace? You just have to pre-cook your choice of pasta, usually the Pipe Rigate, and mix them later on with Alfredo sauce, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper. Place your mixture in aluminum pie tins you can find at the store, which you should first coat with non-stick cooking spray. Top with more cheese and cover them with aluminum foil. Now they are ready to be cooked and enjoyed!
Did you like our suggestions for cooking easy dishes in your fireplace? We are waiting for your comments for other ideas you might have!