WINNER: Magnolia Pearl GIVEAWAY, Day 5 of 5

And the WINNER is:

Karen Buzzell!!!!

who said on October 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm:

“We have just picked the last corn of the year here in Maine. I would agree with all my other grown-up girl scouts out there and vote for an aluminum foil dinner with potatoes. The corn would stay in the husks and be steamed with a little seaweed over the coals at the end. Please don’t forget s’mores for dessert! My Sunday is complete reading all these entries :)

Congratulations! You are the owner of a signature Magnolia Pearl Beautiful Wear. Watch for an e-mail from the farm, Karen.


And the original Giveaway on October 20 was:

We’re back for our final day of Magnolia Pearl GIVEAWAYS. (As featured in the current issue of MaryJanesFarm.)


Today’s BLOOMERS seem to beg for a session around a campfire—one last campout before the season ends.

My question is this: What would your dinner be?

I’d make a pot of stew that I’d cook s-l-o-w-l-y over the hot coals. Can’t you just smell the wood smoke and see it filtering up through the last of the fall-colored leaves on the trees?

Your name will go in Meg’s violin case in today’s photo-of-the-day and a winner will be selected at random.



  1. jenny says:

    I too would make a stew- all veggies- in a thick gravy. I’d have to have some budget mix biscuits!

  2. I think I’d make a white bean chili with chicken. It would simmer all afternoon. I’d serve it up with a side of roasted greens spiced with red onion and red peppers and a square of cornbread. We could sit by the fire and watch the waning Hunter’s Moon.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Hmmmm, I think I would make our Girl Scout favorite: Campfire Stew or Pocket Stew. Everyone attending brings one veggie in their pocket. Starting with one pound of ground beef, you chop and add all of the veggies, one large can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste and let is all simmer slowly in a big cast iron dutch oven over a camp fire for about 45 to 50 minutes till everything is melded together into one pot of goodness. While that is cooking, everyone gathers long study stick. Remove the bark so that the green part of the wood is showing ( prevents quick burning). Then make up a batch of biscuit dough and roll each piece into a snake shape. Put the dough on the stick in a helix way so that it hugs the stick. Then bake over the fire by slowing turning so the biscuit cooks without burning. When done, remove from the stick and apply lots of butter. Perfect too for dipping into a bowl of the Pocket Stew. Hands down Girl Scout favorite! It always turns out perfect!!

  4. Debbie Fischer says:

    I love to do our meals in wrapped aluminum foil over the fire and as it cooks you get all the wonderful smells of the vegges, potatoes and the meat, oh my mouth is watering now. Let’s not forget the S’mores for dessert!
    Thank you Mary Jane for such a wonderful give away. I loved the questions you asked and reading all the wonderful responses.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.

  5. Judy Shaddix says:

    When I think of cooking over a camp fire, it would have to be a family favorite, stew. I have many memories of sitting around the fire smelling the wonderful aroma and being eager for it to be ready. There is nothing more fun that being outdoors, sitting by a fire, and having good food.

  6. shawna m says:

    I would make a pot of chili and some corn bread biscuits

  7. Sallie Dee says:

    We like to wrap fresh sausage, Yukon Gold potatoes, carrots and onions in tinfoil with butter and seasonings and throw them on a rack over the fire pit! We call them Hobo dinners and my family loves them! We would finish the meal with s’mores in true Girl Scout fashion!

  8. connie-killarney says:

    It would have to be Vegetable Soup in a big cast iron pot with a lid, that you could boil down and add your biscuits to the top and let them cook from the heat of the soup!

  9. Pan fried fresh caught trout ! I lived in a tent for 6 months on national forest land in the early 70’s. I had special permission to have a campfire, my only way to cook. I caught trout every single day and fried them in butter in my mother’s old trusty iron frying pan. I didn’t even have a cooler. All my food had to be fresh. Sometimes I would make pan bread to go with it. And eggs too.

  10. A campfire dinner was always one of my families favorite times on our camping trips. We would always do the traditional stuff for our family. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and yummy pastries from the local German bakery. Green tea and decaf coffee was always on the menu.

  11. Jennifer Memolo says:

    Brats, keep it simple.

  12. Karlyne says:

    Home-grown potatoes rubbed with EVOO and sea salt, wrapped in aluminum foil and cooked in the hot ashes of the campfire. Served with butter, what else could we need?

  13. Cheryl C says:

    I would make a yummy vegetarian hobo dinner with garlic bread. If I were lazy, it would be SpaghettiO’s with garlic bread. Even SpaghettiO’s taste yummy heated on a campfire.

  14. Rachel Davison says:

    My dinner would be chicken and dumplings, homemade dinner rolls followed by s’mores with strawberries.

  15. rishell says:

    Chicken and vegetable stir fry.

  16. Ashleigh Poole says:

    Chili and cornbread for sure! I’m going camping this weekend and can’t wait to sit around a camp fire!

  17. Missy says:

    Just a good old fashioned hot dog roast!

  18. Heather R. says:

    German sausages, slow cooked with cabbage, beer, onions and apples. Skillet beer bread. Mmmm. Hmmm.

  19. Candace Gregory says:

    Fresh caught trout, dusted in a cornmeal and flour mix, and fried in a cast iron skillet. Of course, you also need fried onions and potatoes to go with this!!

  20. Cassondra Lashley says:

    I, too, would have a good old pot of beef stew! I would take some whole cakes along from home because I am a Mother of two and making whole cakes is much easier at home when you have a toddler running around the fire that you are desperately trying to keep out of the fire.
    Then, after my four year old retired to bed, my husband and teenage son would break out the marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey bars for some tasty samores.

  21. jaylyn morehouse says:

    Jalapeno poppers, some type of dutch oven cobbler, and s’mores:) All super healthy stuff ya know!

  22. Jan says:

    Buttercup squash soup with shrimp. Sounds like a strange combination, but is simply wonderful. I would do a lovely dutch oven pumpkin dessert..

  23. Deborah Ellen says:

    great bloomers

  24. Michelle Kirby says:

    Salmon that my son caught in the river would be for dinner. It’s soooo good cooked over an open campfire w/some lemon & butter.

  25. Christina says:

    Ohhh We love bon fires. In the summer time I take my 3 kids every week to my mom’s house for a pool party and Dinner, sometimes we do a bonfire. We always do a dish to pass and then we have hot dogs, hamburgers, or sausages. Plus we LOVE smores.
    They are forecasting snow for next… How much we would love just one more pool party and bon fire get together.

  26. linda s foltz says:

    How about one of those Stand Up Chickens and baked taters………..

  27. Patty Neuspickel says:

    Just hotdogs and metts !!!

  28. A pot of Chili with Cornbread! Butter and honey for the bread! Curl up to the campfire in a soft blanket!!! I say Yes Please!!!

  29. Vivian V says:

    A grilled tri-tip and Santa Maria style beans 🙂

  30. My Dinner would be Venison Hotdish and blueberry pie and of course coffee!!!!

  31. Jan says:

    Baked potatoes,BBQ chicken and corn on the cob. Of course s’mores for dessert

  32. Linda says:

    I would make our familys beef bourguignon with dumplings and cabbage an carrots and potatoes.

  33. Kay says:

    Girl Scout special. Slice of cooked ham, slice of cheese, slice of pineapple, put in bun, wrap in foil, put in coals til hot, with some pork n beans. Pull the label off the can, take the lid off and set in the coals. Serve when heated through. Quick and easy and the kids love it!

  34. Darcy Kane says:

    I’d make calico beans,corn bread with butter and honey,and cherry cobbler. Oh,I forgot the sweet tea to drink.

  35. Patty Lack says:

    I would fix a big ol’ pot of beans with smoked sausage! A pan of cornbread and a blackberry cobbler foot dessert! Om nom nom!!!

  36. Kathryn Capps says:

    A big slow cooked pot of chili, with a side of cornbread.

  37. Patti Bodenhamer says:

    campers stew then roast marshmallows

  38. Karen Buzzell says:

    We have just picked the last corn of the year here in Maine. I would agree with all my other grown up girl scouts out there and vote for an aluminum foil dinner with potatoes. The corn would stay in the husks and be steamed with a little seaweed over the coals at the end. Please dont forget s’mores for dessert! My Sunday is complete reading all these entries 🙂

  39. martina king says:

    slow cooked chili and corn bread with applesauce cookies plus hot tea!!

  40. Laurie Dimno says:

    I would make chili for sure! With toasted tortilla chips to dip into it.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such great giveaways.
    Happy Fall!

  41. shelly woods says:

    I would fill the dutch oven with Calico beans. A hearty family favorite when we camp! Followed with hot iron pies.

  42. Cathy Lounsbury says:

    Beef stew, biscuits with butter and honey and cherry cobbler for dessert. Yummmmm!

  43. Cathy R says:

    Fresh fish, fried potatoes and onions, sliced homegrown tomatoes and cornbread smothered in butter and honey! Grab a chair and join me! C:

  44. Kerri Smith says:

    I love breakfast for dinner, I would have to cook up some hotcakes, bacon and eggs!!!

  45. Kathy Chavez says:

    Hamburger soup with lots of freshly made cornbread and s’mores for dessert with camp coffee!

  46. Cindy Cope says:

    A big pot of creamy corn and potato chowder, with bacon.

  47. Terry Steinmetz says:

    How about some thick cut bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, & toast. Hot coffee/hot cocoa. Yummy!

  48. sharon d. says:

    Congratulations Karen!!! 🙂

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