10 July 2013

Hobo packets

Dad likes it: meat & potatoes, and rrrrrreally hot.
Mom likes it: no dishes and no whining :)
Kids like it: they get to pick their own dinner!! Sort of.

Hobo packets are supposed to be cooked on a campfire but you can also do them in the oven:

Sausage - Italian or breakfast style, browned
Ground beef - can be raw
Potatoes, thinly sliced
Onion, thinly sliced
Carrots, sliced 1/3" thick
Frozen peas/corn

Choose your own adventure from the above choices! Give each person a sheet of foil to place all ingredients on and then season however you like. We seasoned ours with Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper and penzey's Tuscan sunset salt free seasoning blend, which is just basil, oregano, fennel and some other stuff. Then wrap up tightly, write your initials on with a sharpie, and throw it on the campfire for awhile. Or...the oven at 350 for 45 minutes :-) open the packets carefully because the steam coming out of there is wicked hot.

We then let the kids cover theirs in ketchup...who cares.