Tuesday, February 28, 2012

{Date Night} February

David and I finally had our February date night from his date basket! We would schedule it for one night and then something would come up and we would have to bump it back. But, this past Friday night we broke out our tent and camped out at home!
In the envelope I included an info sheet describing the date, a movie, a "tin foil" dinner recipe, Hershey's chocolate bar for s'mores and a deck of cards for maybe a fireside game!

Before David made it home from work I set our tent up in the living room. It was quite a bit bigger than I thought and ended up having to push all the furniture up against the back wall. (Remind me next time that camping is meant to happen outside!!)

I'm not much of a cook and you won't find too many recipes shared here on my blog but this one was too easy and too good not to share!! I found the recipe for Foil Wrapped Chicken on Pinterest and had all (well most) the ingredients on hand. The measurements that I am using is just for one packet- just multiply that by how many packets you want to make!

To start, place a 6 oz chicken breast on a square of heavy duty foil sprayed with oil. My foil wasn't so heavy duty so I just doubled up. I also seasoned the chicken (which the recipe doesn't call for) with salt, pepper, and Rudy's Turkey Rub. The recipe did call for a Chicken Stuffing mix to be added below the chicken but I didn't have any here at home. So I left it out!

Top with 1 cup of broccoli florets.  I tried to measure but ended up eye-ing it!  I used frozen and I think I should have thawed them out a bit more or used fresh! It still worked (and tasted great) but I think the extra "water" made my sauce a little runnier than it was supposed to be!

Top the broccoli with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1 slice of cooked and crumpled bacon, and 1 tablespoon of Ranch dressing (I eyed it again).

I topped this with another sheet of foil and wrapped it up on the ends, leaving room for heat circulation inside, and then place both packs in a 9x13 pan and cooked at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

After taking it out of the oven, I let it sit for about 5 minutes and then cut sits in foil for steam before I opened it all of the way. I placed the chicken on a bed of rice and then drizzled a little of the "too runny" sauce on top!! Absolutely delicious!!
Super simple and no clean up! It doesn't get better than that!!

For dessert we roasted s'mores over our "campfire"!

Looking forward to next month's date! Be sure to check out all of our dates here!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! You just inspired me. My husband's birthday is in August so I am going to start working on this now!


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