Monday, May 18, 2009

Sum Sum Summertime

Last night we had dinner with some good friends of ours and we made some of my favorite things in the world. . . tinfoil dinners. I got thinking, these would be great for food storage, and there are a few reasons why. First, if you are in a situation where you have no power, these can be cooked on a barbeque grill, or even better, in a fire pit. Second, they are SO versatile. In fact, my boys are kind of picky little eaters, so I made my oldest son a tinfoil dinner containing popcorn chicken, and my middle little guy's had turkey sausage.

I have heard of people getting creative with their leftovers, or using whatever they had lying around. The possibilities are endless.

Last night I made the good old fashioned run of the mill basic yet delicious verision.

First of all, get a sheet of tinfoil, the heavy duty kind works best. Make sure it is about three times bigger than the food itself and keep the shiny side in, dull side out.

I like to spray the foil with cookin spray, then I even put a slice of bread on the bottom to keep the veggies from burning. On top of the bread, I used a hamburger patty. I seasoned the patty with worchesterschire sauce, season all, garlic salt, and pepper. Then I put sliced onions, sliced potatoes and diced carrots on top.

If you use hard veggies like potatoes and carrots, make sure you slice them thinly enough that they will cook quickly.

I topped it off with about two tablespoons of cream of mushroom soup.

Then seal it well, I folded the long sides of the foil together, then I rolled the remaining sides togther toward the center. If there are tears in the foil, I would suggest putting another layer of foil on top.

If cooking in a fire, as we did, place the dinners in the coals that have turned more white, and cover them with more coals. It should take 10-20 minutes on each side depending on how thick your meat is.

Like I said before, the possibilites for these are endless. They are great for camping or just being outdoors with the family. My only regret is that we didn't take any pictures. I guess we will just have to have round two in the near future!

1 comment:

CL Beck, author said...

Great idea, putting the slice of bread on the bottom! Thanks for the tips; we love tin foil dinners.