Thanks for all your nice comments regarding Juice! I just really couldn’t be more excited. If you live in my area and can’t find a copy – well, it’s because my Mom swiped them all. Woman got about a million copies!!
So, for dinner tonight I was feeling something quick, something easy and something delicious. Enter Foil Packet Dinners! :D
I went vegetarian for tonight’s foil packet because I’ve had some sort of meat for dinner every night this week, and sometimes sista needs a break – know what I mean?
I started by slicing up some baby, red potatoes:
Then, onto a sheet of foil sprayed with non-stick spray, I placed:
- ~2 sliced potatoes
- 2 big handfuls frozen, stir-fry mix (peppers, carrots & mushrooms removed – bleh!)
- drizzle of olive-oil based Italian salad dressing
A couple of carrots snuck their way in…I was ticked. For the record – I LOVE carrots, I just can’t eat cooked carrots. The smell makes me think of over-cooked pot roast…shuddering…
Here’s Ben’s which is a little more colorful. He’s got the entire mixture of stir-fry veggies and some cut-up turkey breast (it’s under there, I promise :) )
After everything was laid out and sealed up, I placed our packets on the grill set to medium heat, for 10 minutes. Then I rotated them 180 degrees and cooked for 10 more minutes. Finally, we dined!
Is amazes me that this simple meal is so incredibly flavorful. The Italian dressing reduced a little while the packet was cooking, so the flavors were super intense.
Oh, I also gave the whole packet a dash of Grill Mates brand veggie grill seasoning after I opened it up, because I forgot to add it in before I cooked them…oops!
This stir-fry mix is faaaaabulous, by the way. I got a bag the size of a small vehicle for $7 at Costco!!
I also made packets of regular potatoes + small pats of butter + Lowry’s seasoning salt and cooked those for the same amount of time.
Ahhh…crispy, salty perfection my friends!
Ok seriously – packet dinners are totally legit. I really wish I had another one right about now, actually! AND, bonus – no clean up! None. Well, I had to wash the knife I used to cut up the potatoes and turkey – but that’s it! You’ve got to try these – SOON!!!
Aight – I’m off to PACK! This girl is hittin’ the road tomorrow!
Would you rather drive or fly to a vacation destination?
Stay tuned tomorrow afternoon for the announcement of the BLURT Board Game Giveaway winners!