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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

easy American Hot Dog Casserole

An All American Dinner 


This meal is GREAT for the soul

chock full of carbs, fats, and fillers

If this might cause you distress


In honor of the thrilling news that our #1 enemy is finally serving out his sentence, I thought I'd share our totally American dinner from last night.  It is a wonderfully easy to make, cheap frugal to it's core, 
 always a Winner
 (unlike, say the maniacal coward who is all over the news)
 Basic (but not all:) ingredients for Hot Dog Casserole

 Heat butter in skillet.(4-6 Tbs) Slice HD is half length-wise. Cook until desired "doneness". I like mine on the browner side:)

Pull out HD's & add onion to pan. I also added minced garlic at this time.

Toast bread to crumble.

Add Hd's & onion/garlic mixture together. Layer casserole dish with mixture. WHILE this is happenin:
 Cook macaroni acc. to pkg. instructions.
 I added 1/2 half can of cr. of mush. soup in with the milk, butter, & chz.  this time.(Not necessary but adds YummIness) Add mac. layer to casserole dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. I spritzed them with with oil spray. Bake in oven at abt 350 approx. 30 minutes.

 I went crazeee and chose Fried Okra & Squash as the side dish.^^^Luvs me some fried veges!!!!^^^

Totally YuMMy{{{grin}}}
This is SUCH a  versatile dish. Which I love!! This was one of the first dishes I learned to make as an "adult".  The original recipe did not include the garlic, soup, or breadcrumbs. Cauliflower lined the casserole, as well. Of course, being young and broke THAT was not in my freezer... HAhaaHa!

Other additions could include any of the creamed veg. soups, frozen California Mix, diced tomatoes, dry mustard or worchesire sauce to macaroni mix (I wouldn't use them all), shredded chz to the topping...you get the idea. Use what ya have:)   
What did you have for dinner???

JUST so YOU know:
TO ALL our military and intell.  who have worked so tirelessy, so selflessly and so bravely to keep us safe;
MY gratitude for all you have done, all you have endured and the price you have paid will never  diminsh. WE owe you a debt that can not be repaid! Thank You for all that you do!!!
 May God Bless the United States of America

Happy Tuesday

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  1. Hi Denise,
    Stopping by to say hello from FMBT. I'm your newest follower..

    That looks really good. I don't eat hotdogs but I'm thinking I want to try it with kielbasa.. Yummy..
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. That looks very yummy!

    I, too, will always remember their sacrifice and appreciate it.

    Thank you so much for linking up, and for your kind comments :)

  3. Hi! Following you from F.M.B.T!
    Hope you visit me and return the

    This looks Yummy!:0)

  4. Perfect dinner for a celebration. I especially love the fried okra.


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