Dinner foiled again

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.


Dorvi said...

Yum, that looks great!

Chef Shari said...

Lynn, this sure looks yummy, thanks for sharing it!