Summer time is always a busy time but doesn't have to be with this easy take on a traditional hobo dinner. We turn this meal into a hobo sheet pan dinner to simplify your time in the kitchen and make dinner easy but still tasting like the campfire favorite!
Note to parents of teens during the summer who want to stay up and watch a scary movie.
Just DON'T do it.
Well, you can do it, but just know that you will not be sleeping that night. Make sure you don't have to work the next day if you choose to do it.
For our scary movie night we came up with 'The Sixth Sense.' I never remembered it as being too scary and it was well done. Also, I overanalzyed the crap out of it psychologically when it came out so I kindof maybe thought the kids would to.
My son is NOT a fan of horror movies. Give him a comedy or an action film and he is just fine. Throw in a classic Star Wars or Marvel sci-fi and he's good. Horror movie? Not good. He was not a fan and early on in the movie brought out his pillows and blankets and staked couch #1 for the night. He knew he wasn't going to sleep that night.
He then volunteered me to get my pillow and blanket and stake the other couch as mine. Apparently I wasn't going to be sleeping in my room tonight. It was his subtle hint to say "I'm scared but I'm NOT telling you because I'm too cool. but you should really get your pillow and blanket because if you do you'll fall asleep on the couch, and I will have you here to be with me while I'm scared and I don't even have to tell you I'm scared!" (i speak teenager).
The teenager teenager was NOT scared and didn't think it was a scary movie at all. However, she dragged her bed and bedding to the living room to help her brother "not be scared." When I told her we were fine and I was staying out on the couch with him, she said, "Oh it's not a big deal. I can stay with him too."
Can we say....
but not wanting to admit it?
I'm not saying a word because she was NOT scared.
We ended up surviving the night and were all grumpy tired the next morning. Swimming lessons were in order and this girl was ready for them.
While she was swimming, dinner was at home cooking. Our easy hobo sheet pan dinner was so easy to throw together. It's all the same ingredients as a traditional tin foil dinner (aka hobo dinner) but with the ease of throwing it all on a sheet pan and cooking it up.
When we got home I threw on the carrots and green beans and let them cook while she showered and then dinner was done! The kids were excited about their dinner and loved that it tasted just like their favorite summer tin foil dinner. The only thing they missed was being able to package it in their own little foil packets and then label it and cook it themselves. but we were in a time crunch! I only worked, took them to get haircuts, opened a bank account, made dinner, ran kids to their youth activity and swimming lessons. I was a wee bit tired. This meal definetely works for those busy running everywhere kind of nights.
PS: Note the hack for cooking the meat: