My husband used to love to take dates up the canyon for a horse ride and dinner was a tin foil dinner. (My family is already laughing at this opening line… now it is 25 years after his dating spree and the image of him straddling horse is probably a little unbelievable since we rarely see him without an electronic in his hands… ) His secret was to pre-bake the foil dinners to perfection at home. That way if you like your date, you pretend to cook them by placing them on the outside of the coals to warm it through slowly and enjoy a long starlit night. If the date was a bummer, he could throw it on the hottest coals, and wah-lah! Instant Hot Dinner In The Canyon So We Can Get Out Of Here Before It Gets Dark Because Its Just Not Safe Out Here When You Aren’t Having Fun.
(note to daters: This might be a good idea but rarely ends up as pictured below:)
Tin Foil Dinners are a regular menu item when we camp. Everything justs tastes amazing at camp, no matter what it is. We have lots of accomplished Scouters for awesome breakfast and plenty of junk food to snack on while you wait for what ever comes up next.
- Meat Iems: (raw) chicken hamburger patty turkey, Fish, shrimp, Steak
- Vegetables of choice: Potatoes, yams, zuchini, onions, peppers, mushrooms, corn, tomatoes
- Soup concentrate: tomatoe, cream of chicken, or other favorite
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic, lemon pepper or other favorite
- The best outdoor cooking is on hot ashes after the campfire has burned down. Spread the embers of the firewood out to create a larger cooking area.
- Prepare the foil pouch by placing food in the center of a large sheet and folding all edges multiple times to create a sealed and mostly pouch. Heavy duty foil is best, but you can also layer two pieces for a better pouch that will hold up when moving the food around.
- Place sealed packet directly on top of warm coals or hot ashes.
- Cooking time epends on the heat of your coals and the contents of your packet. after 10 to 15 minutes you can pull it out of the coals to check for doneness.