One of the fun parts of camping is having a campfire. It's one of the reasons that car camping has any charm over backpacking (was it Jeff Foxworthy who said that camping is a way for people who don't live in a trailor park to vacation in one?) - having a roaring campfire.
Of course, due to our expertise with the Coleman stove (we got more practice during the power outage), the only "over-the-fire" cooking we did was marshmallows. I must admit that I am an expert when it comes to the perfect fire-toasted marshmallow.
We ended up having too much wood for our fire, so I made a nice, big roaring fire.
One family member let us know that the only part of camping that he didn't like was "just sitting there" around the fire. It was "a million boring" according to him.