Sorry, we are not serving buffalo, but we are joining a member of the Buffalo Patrol for a Dutch Oven breakfast (second in a series of eight). The staff at The Voice of Scouting are pleased to introduce a new contributor, Red McDonald, or as the folks in Greeley Colorado know him, Buffalo Red.

For years and as the Longs Peak Council, Council Camps Commissioner, Red has been collecting and sharing Dutch Oven and outdoor cooking recipes with Camp Staff and Scouters all over the nation. Now he joins us for a new series, “Breakfast with Red Buffalo.”

His signature breakfast, Buffalo Red Breakfast Burritos, was posted last week at The Boy Scout (click here if you want it) but today we are going to get you set up for a holiday campout breakfast.

Pumpkin Pancakes

4 cups all purpose flour
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree, fresh or canned
2 large egg
4 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cups maple syrup warmed

pancake lidMix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices, in a small bowl.
Combine milk, pumpkin, egg and oil.
Combine both wet and dry ingredients, cook as usual in a hot skillet or the inverted lid of your Dutch oven.

Bacon And Hominy Scramble

1/2 pound bacon
40 ounces hominy, yellow
12 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
2 dash pepper

HominyCook the bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp.
Remove bacon and drain all but 4 tablespoons of bacon grease. Drain the can of hominy and add to the bacon drippings.
Fry over medium heat until hominy is lightly brown.
Beat together the eggs salt and pepper.
Add to hominy and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are done.
Crumble bacon over the top and serve.
Shredded cheese may be melted over the top.

So have a good old black cast iron pot going all the time. Good eats.



Buffalo Red
Red works at Pelican Lakes Country Club Golf Course for the Greater Denver Area Recreational Facilities and Services. For more than 30 years he has been a volunteer Scouter in Longs Peak Council, BSA working as Camps Commissioner. If you like his cooking, he has assembled 13 cookbooks printed by Morris Press Cook Books out of Kearney, NE. An annual project, each year is different, with 95 percent new recipes. Cost is $15.00 each and covers postage and the cost of the cookbooks plus a few dollars for our food budget. Contact him if you want a copy

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