Quick, No-Mess Summer Cooking: Foil Packet Meals

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It’s summer, yesssssss!! One of my favorite things to do is eat, but cook…not so much. When the days get longer and the weather warmer, planning and prepping meals just isn’t on my list of summer activities. I’ve put some thought into analyzing this, and I’ve determined that I resent the time it takes me away from doing the things I really love to do. So, not only in the summer but all year I lean toward quick and easy meals with minimal clean up. Fitting those requirements perfectly are foil packet meals, or “hobo packets”.

To make these little packages from the gods, you basically just rip off a piece of heavy duty foil, dump your ingredients in the middle of it and package it up. You can cook them in the oven or throw them on a grill. With little prep, minimal tending, and zero clean up, everybody’s got a customized meal that can be dumped on a paper plate and eaten with plastic silverware (is that an oxymoron?).

Here are a couple of printable recipes to get your started with your new summer meal planning.

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We’re thinking that since we’re such a fan of these, we’ll continue posting our favorites. There are even gourmet foil packet recipes. What types of recipes would you like us to find?

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  1. Unca Bob Howley

    I LOVE these on the “Q”!! Chopped steak, onions, hash browns(frozen kind) small dollop of Heinz 57. Twenty on the grill!!!…. Gourmet Gut Grabber!

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