Friday, June 24, 2016

PIZZADOGS for lunch...

Hi Friends! I hope you are all having a great summer! We sure are, and we have been super busy. The fam and I spent some time at the lake last week with our Squeasy Gear. (Learn more about Squeasy Gear HERE.) Look for a post all about our lake adventure very soon. And we're back on the road again next week. But, I thought I'd pop in for some quick blogging as this is a super post-worthy lunch. My kids are big fans of pizza (like that's a big surprise), and they love hotdogs (bigger surprise??!!). So, what do you get when you combine yummy pizza with a juicy hotdog? You guessed it....a super scrumptiously delicious taste explosion...the PIZZADOG. Yep, you heard right...Pizza + hotdog = PIZZADOG. I so wish I could take credit for this awesome culinary combo, but I ran across the recipe on Pinterest, and, of course, it immediately found its way to my food board.

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So, I made a pizzadog for both of my kids for lunch today, and they demolished it beyond recognition. Yep, I was the cool lunch mom! So yeah, I can see this one happening at my house on a regular basis. I know, I know. The PIZZADOG is definitely not health food, but I healthified ('s a word) the PIZZADOG the best I could. I used a King's Hawaiian hot dog bun (an ordinary hotdog bun would have been fine, but the King's Hawaiian bun just sent this over the edge!), Natural Selects nitrate-free hotdogs, Muir Glen organic pizza sauce, Applegate pepperoni, and fresh mozzarella/cheddar cheese. I threw in some black olives, carrots, Sunburst cherry tomatoes, and grapes. And, of course, packed in our favorite lunchbox, the Easylunchboxes, we have lunch success! Friends, these were sooooo good. I hope you will try them.

Here's a brief rundown of the PIZZADOG:

  • Hotdog buns
  • Hotdogs
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian seasoning

  1. Heat oven to 400*.
  2. Cook the hotdogs according to your preference. I used the microwave for convenience.
  3. Place hotdog in a hotdog bun. Top each hotdog with the pizza sauce....the more, the better.
  4. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning onto the pizza sauce.
  5. Add the cheese on top of the pizza sauce....again, more is better.
  6. Place pepperoni on top of the cheese.
  7. Cook in the oven for appx. 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is oozey and melted and the bun is toasted.
  8. Repeat, as you are going to want a second one.
These are easy, simple, and can be changed up for your family's taste. Add olives and mushrooms. Add your family's favorite pizza toppings. Change up the cheese. These will still be yummy. 

Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch:

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