Monday, October 13, 2008

Poor Man Meal Series Post 2: Hot Dog Boats

Hot dog boats were a childhood favorite of mine. It is something I got rarely, so when I did it was such a fun treat! I actually find them easy to make and serve them to my kids for lunches occasionally. My husband doesn't really like them, so it is also something we eat when he is out of town and I want to be lazy. Now, just like my other post, you can go the easy route and do instant potatoes, but I always make real mashed potatoes. See my Potatoes and Hamburger Gravy post for instructions on making mashed potatoes. Also, use what ever kind of hot dog you love. Turkey dogs are a great more healthful option. Not all inexpensive meals have to be unhealthy. Here you go, the easy directions.

What you do:

Slice hot dog down the middle length wise. Put potatoes on hot dog. Top with cheddar cheese. Cook in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and hot dogs are browned. Easy!


LynziDoodle said...

My Kids and I love these and make them all the time for lunches and quick dinners! I actually started wrapping pilsbury croissants around them and baking them as directed on the pilsbury package. I get the Big and Flaky kind. YYUUUMMM!

Cindi said...

I had these for the first time in college when one of my roommates made them for us. She called them "Glamor Dogs"! I've been making them for my family for years now...even my hubby enjoys them! I always make my own mashed potatoes, too. I like to pre-bake the hot dogs about 10-15 minutes before adding the potatoes and cheese, and then finish baking until the potatoes are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Heat up a can of green beans as a side dish, and you have a tasty and inexpensive meal. Thanks for posting it! YUM!

Megan said...

My daughter would love these and I can afford to feed her friends this way. :) Double win win!

hot garlic said...

We TOTALLY ate these as kids! I thought we were the only ones!