Thursday, October 3, 2013

Potato Packets

Sundays are known around here as "Cousin Day."  The boys are in and out all day, jumping from house to house with a continual contingent of cousins.  From paint balling to bow shooting to mountain biking to hide-and-seek to climbing rocks at the local state park, one never knows what a given Sunday will look like for them.  If the group doesn't happen to be at the farm in the evening, M. and I are on our own for supper.  Recently, one evening of that sort resulted in a new recipe that I had found in the afternoon upon browsing through a library book.  It created just the right amount for two, with a tad left-over for Monday's lunch.

Potato Packets

2-3 baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 of medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tabl. butter, sliced
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese

Arrange potatoes on half of a lightly greased 30" length of heavy-duty aluminum foil (or a double thickness of regular alum. foil).  Top with onion; sprinkle with spices.  Drop butter slices over the mixture and sprinkle with cheese.  Fold foil loosely over potatoes; seal edges of packet tightly.  Place on a baking sheet; bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.  Open carefully and check to see if potatoes are tender; return to oven if necessary.

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