After buying the whole family presents and putting on holiday gatherings, many look at their checkbooks and go okay now what. Budgets are strained and recovery begins. Hot dogs will help with that problem. Hot dogs are inexpensive and are actually very versatile.
Here are a few ideas for things you can do to stretch the meals and also do not drain the wallet. Take a package of hot dogs and cut them up. Place in a crockpot with a few cans of baked beans. Add a couple of tablespoons of mustard to the mix. Place on low heat and relax. Serve it over rice and you have a simple, delicious meal.
Also, macaroni and cheese, especially Kraft, with Velvetta in second place. Take your hot dogs, slice them up and add them to the mac and cheese. Place this mixture in a casserole dish, top it with some bread crumbs or panko and bake it at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
These tricks increase the quantity of your meal, but they also allow for a little fun. These are favorites for kids, as long as you have ketchup. Such simple ideas like pigs in a blanket are just fun ways to enjoy your food and create a little family fun, where the kids get to be involved in making dinner.
Reflecting on this past year, everyone has seen this country go through difficult times, as we pray for our economy to improve, and it will improve. Just remember that hot dogs are always going to be affordable and will always put a smile on your face, as well as your wallet.
Happy New Year and may it be better than the last one.