best beef bread 1386The Gila Belly Buster team, Joe and Lorre Bice from Las Lunas were winners in two categories --.Best Beef Meal and Best Bread.The weather was perfect for 2021 Dutch Oven Gathering held on April 10 this year in Glenwood. There were 10 cooking teams who served approximately 250 meals. There was a large variety of meals --  everything from pork chops, chili dishes and venison stew, to steak and taters and chicken cacciatore. 

There were also great breads, and cobblers and wonderful desserts. 

It was a great day for the vendors as well and the library book sale was a huge success. 

The winners of the three raffles were:

best meal venison 1389The Trapper Jim Team -- Jim and Bonnie Beevers from Clovis -- took Best Meal honors for their Venison Stew with cornbread and cobbler. Western Outfit -- Terrie Henderson of Flora Vista, NM.

Hand made baling twine rug and a beautiful lathe made wooden pen -- Stefanie Kuefer of Phoenix, AZ 

Large disc and coffee pot and holder -- Cheri Jackson. 

The cooking contest winners were:

Best Beef Meal --The Gila Belly Buster Team Joe and Lorre Bice of Las Lunas. They served Chopped Steak, Smashed Taters, Corn, Biscuits and Cobbler.

Best Bread was also won by the Gila Belly Buster Team -- wonderful herb biscuits.

Best Meal -- the Trapper Jim Camp from Clovis. They served Venison Stew and cornbread and cobbler.

dessert 2786Best Dessert winner was the T&G Team from Las Cruces who served up a mixed-berry cobblerBest Dessert -- T&G Camp from Las Cruces. They served a several berry cobbler.

youngest cooks 2791The youngest cooker team, from Las Cruces, Emma, Kade, Everett, and Avery are shown here with Molly Bryan who organized the Dutch Oven Gathering. The youngest cooker team was also from Las Cruces. Emma, Kade, Evertt, and Avery. 

Proceeds from this year’s Community Fund Raiser funds were distributed to the Glenwood Community Park and the Glenwood Library for the summer youth reading program this year.

Mark your calendars for the 1st or 2nd weekend of April next year for the 2022 Dutch Oven Gathering. 

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