Wednesday, February 3, 2010

meal in a bundle

My mom wasn't a camper and so neither was I. But it always struck me funny that she used to make these....meals in a bundle which I am certain were meant to be cooked on an open fire. But she and I cooked them in the oven. When the kids were young, we'd each have our own bundle. But sometimes, when I was lazy, I'd just make a huge one. Today I am making it for Robert and me so there is just one bundle and there ought to be leftovers.

First take a piece of heavy-duty foil, spray with Pam and set it in a pan for support til you make the next one...or in several pans would be smarter if you are making individual ones so you can put all the stuff in order.

Cut up potatoes, carrots and onion and sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.
You can see in the picture what else you'll be needing shortly,.

Next cut up beef steak or round steaks into chunky cubes and layer it on top of the potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Now you need to pour on the Cream of Mushroom soup. Leave it thick on top and then add milk.. at least the same amount of soup per packet.

Lastly spray the outer edges of the foil with Pam and pull each corner up and be sure to seal in all the edges.
I leave my packet in the pan or when there were individual ones, I placed them all on a cookie sheet and baked at 350 degrees for about an hour.

You campers can respond with how long it would take over a fire...cuz I have no clue. I am sure this is a recipe that you know already but since I was in a tutorial mood, I decided to blog it. It's a bit snowy out here today and this seemed like the perfect day for this sort of meal.

Too bad Dawn's not's her half-birthday and it's similar to my birthday meal, but not quite...and nowhere near as good as the one I will be making.


  1. I loved your meal in a bundle!! I'm totally making this...when I get more potatoes! haha

  2. I also like adding a dash or two of Worcheshire sauce to the's cooking in the oven now!