It was a little cold here this morning, so I turned on my fireplace.....I began thinking about fall foods and I got inspired! So, I decided to go the the grocery store and pick of some of my favorite veggies for roasting. (Approximately $30.00) I thought it would be a nice idea to prep some veggie packets for my lunch or dinner for this upcoming week. I love my veggies, but I don't enjoy slicing and prepping food everyday.
What I love about these veggie packets is that if you are having a dinner or a party....you can make these packets a day or two ahead of time....leave them in the refrigerator until your are ready to roast them. The clean is up easy, because you just throw out the foil. Each person has there own side dish of veggies and you don't have a mess. I like this too, because if you aren't serving food right away, but you want to set up your buffet of food...you can leave them in the packet and they will stay warm for quite awhile. Everyone can grab their own veggie packet to add to their plates.
So above are all the veggies I chose for my packets, however you can choose whatever you like. I use the garlic and lemon to make my oil drizzle to coat the veggies.
Directions for 1 pack
So here is what mine looks like before I pour my oil mixture onto it and wrap it up. There really isn't any technique I use to wrap the veggies, other than I try to keep the opening of the foil towards the top of the packet so the juices and oils don't run out. I place the packet in a small baking pan to prevent any leaky messes in the oven. I like to use the non-stick aluminum foil to prevent my veggies from sticking.
I preheat my oven to 425 and then place my veggies in. I cooked them for approximately 45 mins.
These veggies are very flavorful and are great by themselves or paired with couscous or rice! You can eat them as your main dish or as a side.
I like to store the rest of my unwashed veggies in a large zip top bag to add to a dinner recipe for that week. The reason I say "unwashed"....is because if you wash all your veggies and then store them...they have a greater chance of growing mildew or other icky stuff. It is always best to wash right before use. Below you will see I made 5 packets for this upcoming week for my lunch or dinner. I hope you enjoy and are inspired!
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