We have sure been enjoying summer around here – most especially swimming and outdoor time. It has been wonderful! We are also in week 3 of our kitchen remodel. It will be well worth the wait for sure. We are doing a complete remodel – meaning we have no kitchen sink or dishwasher, currently. Everything – dishes and people included – all get cleaned and bathed out of the same tub basin – it makes life pretty interesting right now 😉 I’ll be posting pictures along the way of the progress.
So, I’ve been trying to keep the meals as simple as I can with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and basic snacks. I pack up the cooler in the morning and off we go for the day. When we are home in the evening, I typically try to grill as much as possible (less dishes this way – you know). Last week, I introduced the kids to “Girl Scout Dinners” (or they could easily be switched to, “Boy Scout Dinners”, too). They are super simple and all ingredients can be packed up together and wrapped in aluminum foil, then cooked either by campfire (or grill).
Now, admittedly, I was never a Girl Scout; however, I was a camp goer , and we did make these at camp. They are so fun and easy for camping, too. The kiddos actually really enjoyed them and the idea of the foil packs. We ended the night with s’mores and frisbee.
- 4-5 potatoes - peeled, chopped
- 4 carrots - peeled, chopped
- 1 onion - sliced
- 1 red pepper - hulled, sliced
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 t. Lawry's seasoning salt
- 2 - 3 T. unsalted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 c. Colby jack shredded cheese
- In a large bowl, combine potatoes, carrots, onion, red pepper, and ground beef. Mix together. Then add seasoning salt, salt, and pepper.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Tear off 4-6 sheets of aluminum foil. Spoon mixture onto each sheet. Add ½ T. butter to each. Wrap carefully in foil. Then wrap with additional foil layer. Cook for about 20 mins, or until meat is no longer pink, and vegetables are tender.
- Sprinkle with cheese after cooking.