My grandmother used to make me these little chicken potato foil packs, and it’s one of those nostalgic recipes that make everything right again. It’s so simple: literally just chicken and potatoes. All diced up into nice little cubes, it makes for the perfect meal for the picky eater (aka, me).
One of the main reasons I started blogging was in order to document all of my family recipes. I think that’s a big reason for a lot of us, don’t you think? My family has a lot of recipes that are not written down anywhere, without specific instructions or measurements (e.g. “pinch of this and a dash of that” kind of family!”
I remember trying to learn how to cook from my mom (meaning, me 8 months ago), and going crazy because of her “by the eye” approach. How can I to recreate a dish if I don’t know how much I need to put in there, mom?! haha, I think a lot of moms are like that! 😛
Regardless, time has passed and I learnt how to do it. It’s all about feeling the food, really. I think nowadays many people are too bound to recipes and are afraid to experiment, exactly like I used to feel. But it’s so important not to! Cooking is a fun process, not a dangerous activity. It’s hardly possible to screw something up that bad!
Anyhow, back to our topic! One of my favorite things about these chicken potato foil packs, is that they come in packs. Meaning – individual servings. Meaning – no need to share with anybody. I don’t know if I should be ashamed of me acting like a 12 year old, but I just like having my own serving without curious people trying to eat it 😅 Ben LOVES coming up to me when I’m eating (mind you, he refused my offer two minutes prior) and asking “heyy…. can i have a bite?”
Please tell me I’m not the only one with single-servings obsession. Then, we’ll form a support group and share our struggles with sneaky eaters! 😉
I tried taking a good picture of the inside of the packets, but I ended up having an existential crisis trying to make it look pretty. It might not be very pretty, but it’s SO good. Please forgive.