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August 03, 2020
We're running a series of recipes in August that make a super useful, super practical way to cook and make summertime weeknight meals a snap. Pack these pouches for the cottage, take them on a picnic or just plan your weeknight dinners ahead of time.
"As a kid, I used to LOVE the potatoes my mom would make in a foil pouch on the BBQ. They got crispy on the bottom, they were soft, buttery, oniony and perfect. She made them that way so she didn’t have to “heat up the house” by turning on the oven. So smart! And you are probably going to use the BBQ for part of your meal, why not use it for everything - even dessert! - Angie"
By all accounts, we have a beautiful, hot August ahead of us and in an effort to avoid “heating up the house” with the oven, these recipes are meant to inspire you to think outside the box. There are so many great things you can cook on your grill, wrapped in a simple foil pouch, that make meal prep a breeze, clean up a cinch and it makes your food totally portable – perfect for transport to riverside picnics, potlucks or weekends at the cottage.
Too much work? :) Order your Well Seasoned Picnic Packs and Gourmet to Go Restaurant Style Salads 48 hours before you head up to the cabin or pack up your weekend picnic basket, and you'll have a meal in minutes to share in the fresh air!
The biggest trick with this cooking method is not cooking everything you are going to serve in the same pouch. As tempting as it sounds, the cooking times for meat, potatoes and veggies are different – it you put them all in one pouch, the veg will usually be over way cooked by the time the meat is properly cooked. Take a few extra minutes, package them separately and you will be rewarded with hassle free, super delicious dinners you can enjoy al fresco all summer long.
You can pack all of these well in advance, some can even be frozen for even easier weeknight meals. And, don’t forget the condiments and fresh garnish, they make all the difference. Small reusable containers or mason jars are perfect to transport those, use your imagination and have some fun with it.
We'll be posting a new pair of recipes each week! Check back over the next month to stay inspired! We'd love to see your creations - be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram!
The links below will come live throughout the week. Bookmark this page for the full series.
Week 1, August 3: Curried New Potatoes and Caprese Chicken
Week 2, August 10: Foil Pouch Shrimp “Boil” and Mexican Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans
Week 3, August 17: Fresh Stone Fruit Crumble in Foil Pouches and Cajun Sausage, Potato & Green Bean Pouches
Week 4, August 24: Quick Zucchini Parm and Spicy Asian Salmon
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