One of the definite perks of living in a northern native community is having lovely Cree neighbours who share their teepee with you. This is our third summer having a teepee in our backyard and we really, really love it!
The boys and I often hang out in there just to be outside and escape the horrendous black flies (for some unknown reason they don't come inside the teepee, even without a fire going).
But our favourite way to use the teepee is definitely for bannock hot-dog nights!
We invite a bunch of friends over for a pot-luck teepee campfire. Our friends bring all the side salads and desserts, and we make the fresh bannock on sticks (and use them as buns for our roasted hot-dogs). We like to set up a table of all kinds of hot-dog toppings, like hot peppers, homemade quick-pickles, grated cheese, etc etc, and I love watching people build up crazy concoctions of toppings on their bannock-buns.
So if you want to try it out, read on for the recipe.....