I am constantly thinking about ways to make dinner easy. I mean……..constantly. I see a recipe and I’m like “OOO how can recreate this to reduce the prep time to 3 seconds?” or “OOO how can I make this ridiculously easy, but chemical shit storm of a dish PHFF balanced?” The latter is definitely where my head was at with this one.
I was perusing the almighty Pinterest for dinner ideas and I came across a ‘chicken bacon ranch foil pack’ and I thought MMMM YEP. But then I opened it up, and found the recipe used store-bought, fake bacon bits, American cheese and store bought ranch dressing. But why??? How hard is it to cut up some real bacon?? How hard is it to buy REAL cheese? They are LITERALLY right next to each other. *rolls eyes* Anyways. I had a plan.
Transforming the EASIEST recipes from fake food into real food.
In addition to wanting to turn this particular recipe, which will remain unnamed, into real food and PHFF balanced, I wanted this to be something you could just open and eat right then and there. This would make it easy to double the recipe and take it along to work all week and just heat it up in the microwave. So, foil was out of the question a) because no one wants to eat off metal b) because don’t put foil in the microwave ever (lol I’ve never done this, I swear, and I definitely haven’t done it in the last year) and c) because we’re gonna get some cheese meltage. Cheese paper >>>> cheese foil. If you grew up eating McDonald’s you know what’s up here. If not, don’t worry about it. Read on….