Sunday, April 29, 2007


Yesterday we bought a firepit. Well, it was more of a fire plate, but for some reason they call it a firepit. It's a big shallow copper dish with a screen over the top to contain the sparks. We've been thinking about getting one for a while, and we finally did.
After we brought it home, I went through quite a hassle putting it together. It took far longer than it should have, but after dinner I lit it up and we had smores. Is that how you spell it? I haven't had a smore in six years. It was really nice to be able to do that. Except they were the stickiest marshmallows in existence, but otherwise it was great. I dropped a square of chocolate on the screen accidentally. Next morning, it had turned into a slug-shaped, carbonized lump of sugar.
Hmm, I haven't posted in 12 days. I need to do this more often.


Elizabeth said...

I've been thinking of gettin one of those. Last year we bought a Baja Burner, which we liked, but it cracked very early on and then when we moved, we were picking it up to take with us and it totally broke. Very sad. Especially considering we paid about $100 for it!

Anyway, I'd think the dish would be better because you can enjoy the heat from all sides, rather than everyone trying to crowd around one hole. My experience in owning a Baja Burner taught me that!

ascot said...

I you have a Weber, when you're done with dinner, pile some wood on the coals and place an old dryer drum on top with the big hole side down. The perforated back of the drum keeps sparks and smoke under control and the side of the drum radiates lots of heat.

I got a door cut into the side of mine. but you can also rig coathanger wires up as handles when you want to add more wood.