Friday, August 2, 2013

Food Storage Friday #47: Tin Foil Meals in a Bag Part II
















Summertime always makes me think about camping, how about you? Whether it's planning a family camping trip, heading off to Scout Camp, or just going on a few afternoon hikes with friends, camping always seemed to be a major part of my summertime experiences as a kid.

With all that camping experience in my youth, it's no wonder that the first thought I had when I started working at Honeyville was "Wow, this food would be great for camping," and I was totally right. Honeyville Freeze Dried and Dehydrated foods are right in their element in a campsite. Think of it : their store-able, pre-cooked, lightweight food that can be eaten right out of the can, or re-hydrated for a delicious meal. What's more camping than that?

A few months ago we introduced you to our Tin Foil Meals in a Bag post, where we featured two meals you can pre-package before you head to your campsite, using all Honeyville food storage products. Today, we wanted to introduce two all new Tin Foil Meals in a Bag recipes, our super delicious Hawaiian Ham Dinner and our hearty Mountain Man Eggs. Just like the first two Tin Foil Meals, these are made entirely of Honeyville Food Storage products, and can be packaged as individual meals at home in a convenient sandwich bag. Try these recipes on your next camping trip!

Dinner - Hawaiian Ham Dinner



Ingredients:
1 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Ham
1 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Pineapple
1 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Bell Peppers
1/4 cup Honeyville Dehydrated Shoestring Carrots
1 tsp Chef Tess French Provencal Essential Seasoning

Yield: 2 servings

Directions:
Combine ingredients, starting with the Ham, and working down on the ingredients, in a resealable sandwich bag.


Place the French Provencal Essential Seasoning in it's own resealable bag, roll up, and place on top of the ingredients in the bag.


Cooking Directions:
Re-hydrate ingredients in a separate bowl or container. The Ham may take a few minutes longer to re-hydrate, so be patient and make sure all the food has proper time to hydrate. Once ingredients are hydrated, drain excess water and add ingredients to 12" x 24" sheet of foil.


Season with French Provencal Essential Seasoning, then wrap foil to make a pocket shape, and seal off edges.


Bake on fire until ingredients are warm and ready to serve. This could take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Remember to flip the foil pocket at least once to ensure the meal is thoroughly cooked on both sides.


Remove and serve.

Breakfast - Mountain Man Eggs



Ingredients:
1 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Scrambled Eggs
1/2 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Sausage
1/2 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Bell Peppers
1/2 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Mushrooms
1/2 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Mozzarella Cheese
1 tsp Salt

Directions:
Combine ingredients, starting with the Ham, and working down on the ingredients, in a resealable sandwich bag.


Place the Salt in it's own resealable bag, roll up, and place on top of the ingredients in the bag.


Cooking Directions:
Re-hydrate ingredients in a separate bowl or container. Once ingredients are hydrated, drain excess water and add ingredients to 12" x 24" sheet of foil.


Season with Salt, then wrap foil to make a pocket shape, and seal off edges.


Bake on fire until ingredients are warm and ready to serve. This could take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Remember to flip the foil pocket at least once to ensure the meal is thoroughly cooked on both sides.


Remove and serve.

These meals are packed with tons of flavor and taste. The Hawaiian Ham dinner is just the right amount of sweet and spicy. Serve it over some white rice, and you've got a delicious and hearty meal that would fill up even the biggest outdoorsman. The Mountain Man Egg recipe has the perfect blend of flavors. The sausage gives the meal just the right amount of seasoning, while the bell peppers give it the perfect kick to jump start your morning. Keep in mind though that since these meals are in a sandwich bag only, they are not shelf stable. If you're looking for a little more shelf life out of these, just add the ingredients to a mason jar and seal with an oxygen absorber.


So now that you've seen some of our favorite camping creations, let us know, what's your favorite tin foil meal?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

For the non-campers, how would these be cooked in the kitchen?

Cookin' Cousins said...

Great question! To cook at home, wrap in foil and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Janie said...

Could you also do this on the grill?

Cookin' Cousins said...

Hi Janie,

As long as you keep it wrapped in the Tin Foil bag, you could pretty much heat these meals up anyway. Great question!

Leigh Myers said...

I love all the great idea here, I would love to see more of this. I am hope that I can start to make some of these to have on hand in mason jars. Right now I just have to get my DH to buy some of the stuff for me. I dehydrate a lot of my own fruit and vegetables so I would just need the meats and eggs. I can not wait to gives these a try.