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Hot Dogs

hot dogs


Hot dogs freeze well.  Buy them on sale or with coupons and freeze them.  Save money on leftover hot dogs by serving them in another dish.  You can make them thrift friendly cutting them up and serving them in macaroni and cheese, or by making potato boats.   To make potato boats, cut them lengthwise, and top them with mashed potatoes and cheese.


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Here are some more  frugal recipes for hot dogs.


Corn Dog Casserole


2 Tbsps margarine
1 green pepper, diced
1 cup sliced green onions, tops and bottoms
1 package of hot dogs
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 packages (8 ounces) corn bread muffin mix
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, sharp

In a skillet, sauté the green pepper and green onions in the margarine until crisp.  Put in a large bowl.

Slice the hot dogs, and brown in the same skillet and then mix with the pepper and onions.  Remove 1 cup of the mixture, and set aside.

In another large bowl combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.  Combine the 2 large bowls. Add the dry ingredients from the 2 corn bread muffin mixes.  Add 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, setting aside 1/2 cup cheese.

Spread the mixture into a baking dish.  Top with reserved hot dog mix, and cheese. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.  Mixture should be golden brown.



Frankfurter Potato Chowder


1 cup sliced frankfurters
4 slices bacon (cut up)
1/2 cup onion (chopped up)
1 can cream of potato soup
1 can mixed vegetables
salt and pepper to taste


Cook bacon until crisp.  Add onions and sauté until brown in a small amount of the bacon juice.  Add the water and the cream of potato soup.  Mix well.  Add vegetables, including the liquid in the can.  Stir well, and then add the frankfurters and seasonings.  Stir, heat and serve.








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