Here in California, we have been having a very HOT summer unlike some of the country with the crazy rain and flooding! Wouldn’t it be nice if it would just even out and we all received a little rain and a little sunshine? With the heat, I try to limit my oven use and we grill a lot more like most people. Last week, on a whim I did our whole meal on the grill and just threw it together with no recipes and it ended up being one of our BEST meals in a really long time! Maybe because it was new and different. I have been in a rut cooking lately – blaming it on the heat and summer laziness. So when I was prepping the meal I grabbed my cell phone and snapped some pictures just in case it was good, but the down fault to that is the picture quality. BUT since this is so simple you really don’t need the pictures to get the idea so we are not after the quality of the picture this time, but the quality of the food!
I had planned to grill some steak and decided to do our potatoes in foil. I had a recipe I wanted to try for baking zucchini, but it was just too hot, so I thought – why not try it in foil and see what happens! BEST IDEA EVER!!! So prep your steak to your preference. I just used a little Montreal Steak seasoning that night on ours.
To do the potatoes:
Take a large piece of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray in the center where you will put the potatoes. Dice the needed amount of potatoes. I made 3 packets for the 4 of us. My youngest always gets her own packet because she doesn’t like all the extra stuff I was doing to the other two. After you place the diced potatoes on the foil, sprinkle with some salt and pepper. I a little bit of butter on top, sprinkled some cheese ( I used cheddar and jack), and then closed up the foil. You will place another sheet of aluminum foil on the grill and then place your potatoes packets on that. I have found if I don’t do this extra step the potatoes on the bottom burn. They take about 30 minutes to cook.
To do the zucchini:
Take another piece of foil and spray with cooking spray. Slice the zucchini long ways. Place on the foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, a little bit of butter, and then sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Close up the foil and also place on the sheet of foil laid on the grill. They were on for 30 minutes.
This was also a super easy clean up!! All dishes used to prep were washed and put away prior to dinner. Foil from potatoes and zucchini thrown out after serving. All you have is the plate from the steak and the dishes you ate with!
My entire meal on the grill!!! It almost felt like we were camping!
Not bad on a hot summer day!!