Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tin Foil Dinners



A great weeknight meal. I love a complete meal in a package. Jonah was trying to entice Colin to the table and told him he had a "present" on his plate. Needless to say, Colin was not amused and did not think this was a proper present. But once we slathered the whole thing with ketchup he was game to dig in.

Cut into thin slices:
potatoes
onions
carrots
yams (optional)

On a rectangle of foil (about 15 inches long), place potatoes in center. Salt and pepper generously. Onions next, then top with hamburger shaped into a patty. Salt and pepper again. Top with carrots. Bring two long sides of foil together and fold over. Crunch up sides. Place on baking sheet and bake at 375 for about 1 hour (depending on size of finished dinner.)

4 comments:

R-Eight said...

It is so funny that you posted this, I was just thinking about foil dinners. They are our favorite camping dinner, but we didn't get to do any camping this summer. I was wondering if it was okay to make them when we aren't camping. Now I have permission!

Carrie said...

My favorite camping dinner, too. James' family adds cream of mushroom or chicken soup. Truthfully my personal dinner is made of potatoes only, but it sure is yummy!

liz s said...

anything erin cooks would be a proper present to me!

Salem said...

So I was formally taught at a Scout training meeting that the most important thing about foil dinners is to make sure it is sealed. The steam is what cooks it so if the steam escapes it just burns.

Also, they told us to put a big piece of cabbage at the bottom, not to eat, but to add additional moisture to cook it.