Preparing a foil packet meal is cooking at its simplest. For campers, backyard grillers, hosts of tailgate picnics and home cooks feeding a hungry family, these creative recipes for meals wrapped in foil packs are welcome additions to a cooking repertoire. For camping, the recipes are designed for a 4- to 7-day trip with fresh staples used first in multiple recipes, followed by canned or dry-packaged items. Minimal packing and easy storage are features of these great recipes: Hill Country Hash Brown Breakfast, Peach and Ginger Glazed Pork Chops, Candied Ham and Cranberry Sweet Potatoes and Salted Caramel Pears for dessert. For delicious and easy-to-prepare grilling and oven recipes, all are 'one pot' and need minimal clean up. Many of the recipes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for a quick and easy weeknight meal, lunch or morning breakfast. All of these are perfect for the busy weeknight cook or the tailgate chef: Bacon, Onion and Ale Glazed Flank Steak, Belgian Style Marinated Chicken or Beef Tenderloin with Glazed Carrots and Parsnips. For convenience, these 150 recipes can be easily resized for one or two people.And versatility is the key to these recipes as they include breakfasts and lunches plus main courses, side dishes and desserts.
Foil wrap cooking is ideal for so many occasions when minimal time and optimal convenience is prime.
Marilyn Haugen is a food writer and the author of 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes. Her blog is FoodThymes.com.