Labor Day Weekend Grilling Tips

by Alexandra, Woodford State Park staffer

Alexandra, one of our park staff at Woodford State Park recently taught a campfire cooking class at the park.

Since Labor Day Weekend is here and lots of grills will be fired up, we wanted to share some of her favorite recipes and tips with you!

Campfire cooking tips:
Always use a cast iron pan, skillet etc. Bring pot holders and long cooking utensils.  Bring cooking oil (Alexandra prefers olive oil).

A really helpful tip “grease” the underneath part of the cast iron skillet (the part that is to the flame) with dish soap. This is important because it makes it SO much easier to clean afterwards. The charred black from the flames with come off with ease if you do so.

Also before cooking anything grease the top of the pan/skillet etc lightly with oil, it helps to prevent sticking. 

A couple of favorite campfire recipes:

Tomato Bruschetta
Toast bread, rub on garlic and olive oil, top with diced tomatoes and garnished with fresh basil.
Barbecued Chicken Wings

Combine wings with Worcestershire sauce, honey, tomato paste, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Just put it all in a bag, shake and marinate.  

Do you have a favorite recipe or cooking tip you would like to share? Email us a

Happy grilling!


Popular posts from this blog

Enhancements coming for Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Fall parks hikes to beat the crowds

Better Amenities on the Way for Visitors to Waterbury Reservoir Access Areas