So, I've been thinking about Mom and Dad lately (it's the time of year!).
When I was VERY young, we lived in PA. My parents were born in the early 20's. If you do the math...it would seem as if I am 75 years old!
I'm not, LOL.
Anyway, I mention this because Mom grew up in a place called Banks Creek, N.C. She came from a large family and knew how to stretch a dollar!
We were not poor growing up but, my parents were very tight. I can appreciate our lifestyle NOW that I am older.
I have been "revisiting" some old family recipes/traditions and yesterday I asked my BIL (he lives with us) if he had ever had a Hobo.
He said "BEEN a Hobo?". "NO, I say, ATE one?". The perplexing look on his face was priceless and we both chuckled at the faux pas (?)!
So, I immediately googled it and showed him this photo:
He thought it looked easy and interesting. I remember it being greasy.
I went to the store to buy some ingredients and told my kids what we were having for dinner tonight.
"Ewww" they say.
Maybe, we'll see...
In the winter months Mom would cook Hobos in the fireplace in the coals and that is the way she would do baked potatoes also!
I won't be doing THAT^.
We are a family of THOSE Americans that are sports consumed and I am often looking for something easy and quick so we can get back to the field or the
gym or the TV!
Often, I just give up and well the next paragraph explains what happens next...
It's funny to me how today some folks are spoiled (maybe) by the ease of just running out to the local restaurant with Mexican or Italian fare or how
convenient Sonic and 5 guys has become! (5 guys not so much if it's lunch time through the week!) This is especially true for my children! Maybe I am
fondly longing/remembering the simpler times...
Tonight I will try to make my Hobos with ground beef AND venison to maybe cut back on some calories as well as the fat.
I will add some onion, garlic, and rosemary. Unlike the recipe that was attached to the photo above, I don't think I will use cheese as a garnish on
Asparagus is on sale locally and I have some, I'm not sure how it would bake in a foil container. I've roasted it before but that only takes about
15 or 20 minutes. I suppose I could roast it and then add it just at the end...?
I would however like some sort of sauce. Some sort of Aus ju would be a good accompaniment however most Worcestershire and Soy sauces have a higher
amount of sodium than I care for. I've had the Lea and Perrins low sodium and it's good, just sort of lacks the body of the regular sauce.
Well, I suppose I've run this topic out!
Wish me luck!