The fire pit finally got put to use after sitting there in the back yard dormant for months. We were able to procure a charcoal chimney recently (that's the metal cylinder sitting on the stones in the picture below) and that was the last crucial ingredient to simplify preparations. We are currently scouting out myriad recipes in order to take full advantage of our new cooking method. Our previous dutch oven experiences have come solely from camping with my brother and sister-in-law and we would always use it to make some yummy dessert. It's kind of nice to use it for a main course and since the charcoal chimney heats up the charcoal so quickly it really makes cooking as simple as piling a bunch of ingredients into the thing and then just rotating it every so often. Now if we could just cut down on the mosquitoes we might could sit outside on the swing and enjoy the cooking.