I remember Summer breaks very well. My brother and I would travel to Missouri to stay with our grandparents for a couple weeks each summer, we would have really awesome babysitters who would take us to the pool and the park, we spent days upon days at sports camps while our hardworking parents made all of the craziness work. Summers have changed a lot for me over the last few years. We grew old enough to stay home alone and we eventually ventured out on our own to partake in mini adventures with friends all over our side of the state. Over the last couple of summers, my breaks have included a lot of working in the tobacco patch, swimming in friends' ponds, going on bike rides and spending summer nights surrounding a fire with friends. One thing that is incredibly memorable to me was the extremely easy lunch recipe my mom made a staple in our house. Have any of you ever heard of pigs in a blanket? I knew I wasn't the only one! Over the summer break, I decided to take a trip down memory lane with this crazy easy, and slightly youthful, lunch. Here's how our family makes them:
I N G R E D I E N T S
hotdogs of your choice
white or wheat bread
sliced cheddar cheese
S T E P S
1. Lay your bread slices out on a bake sheet and lay the hotdogs on the bread diagonally.
2. Tear your sliced cheese into smaller slices (about 1/4 strips) and make a cut down the middle of your hotdogs.
3. Place the sliced cheese inside the cut of the hotdog and fold the bread over, securing it in place with a toothpick.
4. Bake these babies at 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes or until the bread becomes toast.
5. Enjoy this summer throwback!