Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An easy, low clean-up meal for tough days

I know? Appetizing, right? But really, I swear it's yummy!

I am a big believer in using reusable everything. But there are just days when a girl has got to use paper plates. I'm talking about days when the kiddo is sick, hubby is tired, and mama is too darn pregnant to cook or clean. But what is the point of using paper plates when you have to wash the pots and pans anyway? Eating out gets expensive (not to mention unhealthy!). So what's a girl to do?

Enter the foil dinner!

Basically, I just threw a seasoned hamburger patty, chopped up potatoes (wash them first!), carrots, onion, and cabbage in a piece of foil and threw it in the oven at 350-400 for however long it takes (an hour for me, but my oven is slow). I'm not normally a big cabbage fan, but it is super yummy in this. It takes on the flavor from the meat.

Serve on recycled paper plates with plastic silverware (I know, bad greenie!) and the only dish you have to wash is the knife you used to cut veggies!


  1. What seasoning is on the patty? I LOVE these, but can't get it right because the meat comes out too bland. :(

  2. I'm pretty simplistic with the spices. I think for these I just used salt and pepper. The cabbage and onion give it the flavor. I have used garlic salt and pepper or season salt and pepper as well.