Re: Foil Dinner Recipes Wanted
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 14:43:32 CST
On Tue, 17 Oct 1995 10:29:24 -0400 KIM KOWALEWSKI said:
>I'm looking for interesting recipes for Webelos foil dinners.
>The usual hamburger, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, and
>butter combination is quite bland, and many of the Webelos
>don't eat it. What other spices and/or sauces can I use to
>enliven the dinners?
Just a touch of garlic salt makes a lot of difference. If you look at the
labels in the stores, you will see that onion and garlic are part of almost
everything! It doesn't take much to make it great.
I like to use cabbage leaves to wrap it all in before I wrap in foil. A
little catsup helps for some boys. I also add a few slices of onion.
Around here, we never seem to have enough. The kids all go for seconds!
For variety, try peeled shrimp or scallops, snow peas, strips of red pepper,
sliced mushrooms, thin slice of ginger root. This cooks rather quickly,
usually in less than 10 minutes depending on size of shrimp or scallops.
Kids seldom like it . . . it's too different.
I have also done chunks of ham, sweet potatoes (par boiled), pineapple. As
soon as it comes out of fire, I add a few mini marshmallows on top.
Shark chunks cook up well with a thin slice of lemmon.
But, why would you want to make foil dinners anyway? They're so "mundane."
Forget that foil stuff. . . .
How about baking muffins in half an orange with the pulp removed (and we
hope eaten). Eggs in onion half with all but outer few layers removed.
Meatloaf (I use recipe on Quaker Oats oatmeal box) cooked in onion half
(mound it up as it shrinks while cooking). Twist on a peeled green stick.
Potatoes wrapped in "clean" mud and baked in fire. Skin comes off with mud.
How about chicken and dumplings. Envelope of chicken & vegetable soup, about
half the regular water, a small (6 oz) can of chicken. Bring to a boil. Drop
spoonfuls of biscuit dough on top (use drop biscuit recipe). Cover tightly
and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes or until dumplings are done.
I also like to make stone soup. Everyone brings their favorite vegetable to
toss in the pot with a few seasonings. Add some bullion for extra flavor.
(Bullion can also be added to foil dinners to add a bit more flavor--go gently
until you find the right amount.)
Let me know if you get some other ideas!!
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