A pie iron, pudgy pie iron, sandwich toaster, jaffle iron, or Toastie iron, is a cooking appliance that consists of two hinged concave, round or square, metal plates on long handles.
I love camping in all its glorious forms; from car camping, back country camping, one night camping, six month camping to our own unique version of glamping. Glamping is a newish term used to define a style of luxury camping usually associated with staying in a posh tree house or hipster yurt that you drive to and do nothing but be pampered all weekend. Our style is slightly different, kind of the gourmand’s version – maybe call it Gourping. We still camp in the old fashioned way, with a tent staked to the bare earth, devoid of all modern luxuries like toilets and running water. The big exception is our fare; that might be more closely associated with the good life and fine dining than the usual dehydrated hiker meals. Not to say anything is wrong with stereotypical camp food; and after hiking 2,167.2 miles in one direction along the Appalachian Trail you quickly become a sort of Macgyver chef with the various incarnations of Kraft mac and cheese, Lipton dried noodle and various packets of condiments you squirrel away along the route. Oh I have seen miracles appear right before my eyes in the woods. For instance, my hiking buddy, known affectionately as Guerilla Pete, had a great hiker dish he dubbed “Bad Hunter” that was concocted from dried ramen noodles mixed with Velveeta cheese sauce packets – bright orange + no meat = bad hunter.