Centennial Dinner

Early Registration Station at Lehman Caves

Come join Abe and Annette Johnson as they help take you back in time to the days of 1922 when Lehman Caves became a National Monument

Date:  Friday, July 15, 2022

Location: Baker Community Church Pavilion / Baker School Hall Yard

               Off Highway 488

               Baker, Nevada

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00/person. Tickets required. Limited to 50 participants.

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Description from Abe Johnson: Dutch Oven cooking has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember, both in our home and while camping. At home it was our Mothers using Cast Iron, "Fry Pans, Dutch Ovens, etc" and while camping my Father using the Dutch Oven.  Annette and I grew up in homes using Cast Iron. We still use a Cast Iron Fry Pan we received for our wedding 63 years ago. In 1970, our church asked if I would do a Dutch Oven Dinner for the scouts. That was the first time my family did a Dutch Oven Dinner for a group.  Since 1970, we have cooked Dutch Oven Dinners for hundreds of people including families, governors, reunions, youth groups plus others.Good Dutch Oven cooking is very time consuming.  I is not a quick meal.  Chicken, beef or pork is slow cooked for at least 4-6 hours. Seasoning and the seasonings you use are very important. The chicken you will be eating on July 15th will cook for at least 5 hours.  We will explain all about preparation and how we do it at the dinner on July 15th. We hope you will come with your history, questions, suggestions, ideas and answers for there is always something to learn when it comes to cooking in a Dutch Oven.  We will be demonstrating food preparation, care for your cast iron, seasoning, cooking time, safety, size of Dutch Ovens to use and why and hopefully answer some of your questions and learn from you.

Photo: Early Registration Station at Lehman Caves, National Park Service