I knew by the way they barreled in the kitchen that they were hungry. Our 14-year-old son and his two buddies came in from outside with that “look.” I was elbow deep in cookie dough involved in my own project so I really couldn’t stop to make them food. Besides, at 14, they can forage in our kitchen and find something themselves.
Before I could even finish my instructions to fire up the grill and grab some frozen burgers, one of the boys asked, “Mrs. Kelley, do you have an onion?”
Before I could answer, Connor continued, “Well, only if it’s not your last one, but we didn’t have any at home [I guess that’s why they came here] and I can show you how to make grilled onions in a pouch for burgers.”
Now this was worth clearing a space for him on the counter. What happened next was nothing short of entertaining. Connor instructed me on the onion pouches (recipe below), and the other two boys, Patrick 1 and Patrick 2, prepped the grill, found the chips and implements, and caused general kitchen bedlam.
Did you know a big grill spatula can also be a bat?
Connor’s Onion Pouches (Recipe via His Older Brother Ryan)
- 1 white onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 3 Tablespoons (approximately) of Worcestershire Sauce
- Garlic salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Aluminum foil
- Cut as many pieces of foil as you have burgers, big enough so you can make a pouch and twist the top.
- Place several slices of onions on the foil.
- Sprinkle with the rest of the ingredients and top with butter.
- Wrap up and twist top so juices don’t leak out. Put on the grill and cook until soft and brown.