Homemade S’more with chocolate and marshmallow on a graham cracker

Although it’s been a long time since I’ve had a little one out of school for the summer, I still vividly remember those days! It doesn’t take long for the “I’m bored” and “what are we going to do today” remarks to begin, not to mention the ever-popular “I’m hungry” and “there’s nothing good in this house to eat” comments. How about taking care of both problems with one simple solution? Let them get in the kitchen with you! My most fond memories are with my daughter and nephew, who would come visit during the summer months…we would have themed meals and/or snacks that I’d let them help plan and prepare.

Once, we planned an entire day devoted to “Sha’s Summer Camp” (my nephew gave me this nickname when he was a tiny little thing and I’ve been known as Sha since). We started the day with breakfast cooked in foil packets (recipe to follow), made fabric painted pillowcases, planted colorful flowers in hand designed flower pots, had a picnic outside for lunch, went swimming, and prepared kebabs to grill for dinner. We wrapped up the day with sleeping bags on the living room floor and watching an all-time 90’s favorite, Parent Trap, starring LiLo herself and enjoying s’mores (use GF graham crackers) for dessert. I honestly don’t know who enjoyed it more, me or them, but I cherish those sweet memories becausenow, they’re 23 and 22 and are busy with their own lives, sniff sniff.

Sausage/Bacon & Eggs Foil Breakfast

1 small handful of frozen hash browns or diced potatoes
2 eggs, scrambled, uncooked
2 GF frozen sausage patties, links, kielbasa slices or ground sausage.  Bacon can be used in place of sausage.
GF spices and seasonings, such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Tightly crimp/secure the sides of your sheet of foil so that the eggs won’t go anywhere when you add them.

Lightly spray foil with non-stick spray (if available).

Place your hash browns on the foil. Then place egg mixture on top of the hash browns, making sure foil is crimped tightly so nothing escapes. Then place the sausage on top. Season with spices and condiments and wrap up in a tent pack.

Place on hot coals or your gas grill rack and cook for approximately 15 minutes, do not turn packs over. Add the cheese when ready to serve.  Be careful, foil packs will be extremely hot, handle with hot pads or lift with tongs and place on heat resistant surface when serving.