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Leftover Dogs &/or Buns

on July 6, 2014

After a summer holiday weekend, we always seem to have left over hot dogs and/or buns.  Here are a few things to do with them…

Beanie Weenies:

Works well for leftovers, but are good enough to buy hot dogs without buns in the first place!

Works well for leftovers, but are good enough to buy hot dogs without buns in the first place!

Ingredients:

  • hot dogs
  • baked beans
Hot dogs often get a bad rap because of what's in them.  These are the only kind we buy.  Don't be afraid of dogs!

Hot dogs often get a bad rap because of what’s in them. These are the only kind we buy. Don’t be afraid of dogs!

Instructions:

  1. Chop the hot dogs into bite size pieces.
  2. Cook them in a saucepan over medium heat until they start to get a little color on them (or skip this if they’re already grilled).  Optional: drain the rendered fat.
  3. Add beans and warm through.

Ideas to get your kid cook involved:

  • Have him dump the ingredients into the pan.
  • Talk about where beans come from.  If you have a garden and are growing beans, talk about them and other kinds of beans that you could grow in the future.
We made these a while back and Daddy helped boogie nosed Baby Danny photo bomb the Beanie Weenies!  Too cute not to include.

We made these a while back and Daddy helped Baby Danny photo bomb the Beanie Weenies! Too cute not to include!

Grilled Cheese:

 

We don't buy regular white bread, but obviously white bread makes the best grilled cheese, so these are a treat!  Tastes like childhood.

We don’t buy regular white bread, but obviously white bread makes the best grilled cheese, so these are a treat! Tastes like childhood.

Ingredients:

  • leftover buns
  • cheese
  • butter
  • optional: ham, tomatoes, bacon…

Instructions:

  1. Butter the buns on the inside.
  2. Make a grilled cheese as you would normally, but turning the bun inside out.
  3. After flipping them, use a heavy plate to squish them down as the second side cooks…
... like this!

… like this!

Ideas to get your kid cook involved:

  • Let him butter the bread.  Go ahead!  Sure it’s a little messy, but a mess doesn’t affect the recipe’s outcome. 🙂
  • Talk about where cheese comes from.  Ask him to name all the different kinds of cheese he can think of.

Pizza Buns:

So much better than throwing buns away after they sit around for a week or two!

So much better than throwing buns away after they sit around for a week or two!

Ingredients:

  • leftover buns
  • pizza sauce (The packets left over from BBQ Chicken Pizza are perfect!)
  • mozzarella cheese
  • optional: pepperoni, black olives, Italian seasoning, onions, banana peppers…

Instructions:

  1. Tear the buns in half.
  2. Top with sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  3. Bake at 325° for about 7 minutes until cheese is melted and buns are slightly crunchy.

Ideas to get your kid cook involved:

  • He can tear the buns in half.
  • Allow him to assemble them with the sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  • Ask him what other toppings he thinks would be good on pizza and/or what other toppings he’s tried before.
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One response to “Leftover Dogs &/or Buns

  1. nimmiafzal says:

    Wow!! Thats really amazing.. Good idea!!😊
    Glad to meet you😊

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