I’m a sucker for foil pouch meals. Ever since I was a little girl in the Girl Scouts having hobo stew over the campfire, anything cooked wrapped in foil just has an extra bit of appeal to me. Plus, (and lets be honest here, this is the big reason) foil packs are extremely low maintenance cooking. Low active-cooking time and no dishes afterwards? Sign me up!
Here’s what we’re making:
Normally I would, of course, give you the source of the recipe. This one however, I just kind of took inspiration from about 8 different places and changed everything…so…here we go!
Here’s what you need:
14 oz smoked sausage, cut into bite sized pieces*
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 large, yellow onion, chopped
2 medium zucchini, sliced
~3 Tbsp olive oil
garlic salt and pepper to taste
*This makes a fairly veggie heavy meal. If your family is carnivorous add more sausage.
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. If you’re a slow chopper like me, it should be ready to go by the time your veggies are prepared. Once it’s sliced, place everything into a large bowl, top with olive oil and mix to coat and distribute the spices. When everything is combined, divide your mixture into foil packages, crimping the edges shut to seal everything inside. Cook the packs for 30-40 minutes, depending on how soft you want your vegetables. Remove the packs from the oven and carefully open them, keeping a hot pad between the opening and your hand to deflect steam. Allow to cool a few moments before serving.
I cooked ours for 30 minutes. I think next time I might do a few minutes more. We like our veggies to still be a little crunchy, but I could have done with just a touch softer. This is a nice, simple meal and a great way to get a whole bunch of veggies on your plate without much work. G, of course, belly-ached about the veggies, but picked the sausage out of his portion. His reaction to food isn’t much to be trusted as a gauge of anything anymore though…I swear that if I gave him ice cream for dinner he’d complain it was the wrong flavor. 3 and a half! Best age ever! *grumbles*