I froze more hotdogs in the last month than we normally have in a year. Now that I know how to use coupons effectively, I'm finding great deals all over the place, but it often means that I buy foods, normally didn't eat, like those hotdogs.  Don't get me wrong, we eat hotdogs, burgers and ice cream like normal families, but we buy it from a restaurant or a similar location. That was my way to help my kids distinguish between the types of food you should have every day and sometimes foods.  In terms of frugality, a pack of 8 hotdogs is about the same price of one or two dogs from a restaurant, so we'll have to make this work.

The whole wheat artisan bread recipe came in handy again as my 9 year old stepson helped out with our first attempt at homemade hotdog buns.

  • Roll a small piece of dough into a cylinder shape, a little thicker and longer than a serving of string cheese.
  • Place dough on a pan lightly dusted with cornmeal.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the buns cool.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice the buns along the side, less than a 3rd of the way through. 

Raisin bread and a renegade batch of sticky buns finished off the day's baking.  I'm sure these tips can work for your family too. 

Homemade coleslaw (from the 3 lbs for a $1 cabbage we scored at Bi-Lo) would have been a great addition to this dinner. That's recipe's coming soon!

Easy Recipes for Cheap Living
Last Updated November 26, 2010
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Easy Recipes for Living Well on a Budget