Practically all my life it seems like I've been making foil packet dinners.
During my days as a Camp Fire girl and then leader, I'd wrap potatoes, carrots or whatever with pieces of beef and throw the foil-wrapped "hobo dinners" around the edge of the coals to cook. After a long day of setting up tents, hiking and latrine building, nothing tasted better than those hot meal-in-one packages, eaten around a toasty fire in the company of a bunch of Camp Fire girls.
Nostalgia? No, it's probably one of the easiest and satisfying dinners I can still throw together.
I had a piece of fresh grouper in the fridge I needed to use. On a piece of foil, I stacked some thinly sliced potatoes, the grouper filet, mushrooms, shards of fresh basil, chopped garlic, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. It took a whopping five minutes to assemble.
Placing another piece of foil over the top, I crimped the edges, put the package on top of a cookie sheet, set the oven at 425 degrees, and let the oven do the rest. Dinner was ready in 25 minutes.
Voila! Dinner for two! Poured a glass of wine and set up the TV tray in the living room to watch a Netflix movie. It was a perfect, quiet Saturday night, minus the old reeking of bug spray and campfire smoke.