Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

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Lorrie 12

"When the kids need a break from sandwiches, why not send them with a hot hot dog to warm their bellies before going out to play?"

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 384 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare your child's lunch box by packing the hot dog bun, ketchup, mustard and Cheddar cheese.
  2. Preheat your child's insulated beverage container by filling with boiling water. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. I put the kettle on when I get up and let it heat while the kids get ready for school. Right before they leave, dump out that water and replace with more boiling water. The preheating keeps it hot for a longer time. Place a hot dog into the water and close the lid.
  3. When your child is ready for lunch, they can take the hot hot dog out of the container and place it on the bun. Top with ketchup, mustard and cheese to make a hot lunch from home.
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Mama
1/4/2011

Great idea! My 3rd grader came home drunk from the beer that was suggested as a complimentary drink, but other than that, it worked great! :)

PurpleHippie
12/10/2009

I love this one. My daughter is in elementary so, to avoid any mess or fuss at lunch time, after following the directions to heat the thermos I dump out the hot water and grill up the hot dogs (turkey for us) on the stove top and wrap them in foil. She loves being able to have a tasty and fun hot option for lunch. Thanks to Lorrie for sharing. BTW, I hope this is not posting a bunch of times. Seems like I lost my original post when I added a second for clarifcation. My apologies if you've read this already)

BIFAERIE79
6/11/2008

My mom used to pack these for me once a week when I was a kid. Now I bring a couple of dogs to college with me when I need a warm lunch. Cheap college food!!! I make chili-dogs this way too, pour out the first boiling water and then put in the hotdog(s); fill thermos with really hot chili. YUM!