We haven’t done a lot of camping in recent years, and I haven’t made “hobo dinners” since my daughters were pretty young. Early this summer the kids were after us to plan a “real” camping trip with Dad as last summer we girls got out and did some camping, but Dad was away working. So a camping trip was one of the first items put on the summer calendar!
And as this post shows up on the blog we are at camp, in a beautiful tent site on the river. Our hobo dinners are in the cooler all ready to be cooked for the next 2 dinners.
The veggies were prepped.
The ingredients all measured and mixed together for Turkey Veggie Hobo Dinners, using this recipe
I tore out 8 pieces of foil that were about the size of a small rectangle cookie sheet. I spooned the mixture onto the first sheet and began folding and shaping the packet. Once I had the shape I wanted I rolled the foil on top.
Then I pressed and patted it all again to make a nice rectangle and folded the ends up somewhat like a present.
Finally, I wrapped the hobo dinner with another layer of foil.
Five packets fit nicely into the gallon freezer bag, so I ended up with 2 bags for the 8 servings.
Hobo Tacos is another set that I assembled. We’ll eat them with tortilla chips and fresh veggies.
Keeping the hobo dinners in the gallon bags inside the cooler keeps everything nice, with no waterlogging our dinners and no contaminating the other items in the cooler. The bags of dinners also help keep the cooler cold!
Do you make Hobo Dinners? And what recipes do you fill them with? I’d love to expand our hobo menu!