Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hot Dog Cheesies and Vegetable Soup

Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library [1971]


70's. We meet again.



Hot Dog Cheesies
Drop into a saucepan of boiling water (2 cups).....8 frankfurters
Lower heat; cover and simmer 5 to 8 minutes.
Spread 1 side of.................................................8 slices bread
with..................................................................soft butter
....................................................................prepared mustard
Place bread slices on baking sheet.
Top each slice with............1 slice process American cheese

Place a frankfurter on top of each cheese slice. Fold over to make a triangle shape. Fasten with wooden picks. Melt in small pan over low heat
.............................................1/4 cup butter

Brush each triangle with the melted butter.

Set oven control at broil and/or 550 degrees F.
Broil sandwiches with tops 4 to 5 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until golden brown. 8 servings.

Serve with mugs of piping hot vegetable soup.


Verdict: I made this right after the cocky leeky, because we were hungry and sad. I like hot dogs, I like cheese, I like bread, I like melted butter, what could go wrong? Answer: really not very much. They are absolutely fine. The melted butter soaked into the bread and made it delicious, and the hot dogs got a little burned (as hot dogs should properly be). The only fly in the ointment was the cheese. I remember liking American cheese as a child, but it is kind of awful. Husband said it was the worst thing I had asked him to eat as part of this project, and that is saying something! Feels kind of plastic-y in the mouth. While eating it, I also recalled that we called it Barbie doll cheese, because of its resemblance to melted fashion dolls. Were the cheese to be replaced with, you know, cheese, these would be really good, actually. The serving size is accurate, though. One of these is enough. After eating two of them, one feels slightly wrong.

Also, canned vegetable soup is terrible.

After cocky leeky, hot dog cheesies, and canned vegetable soup, we felt we deserved ice cream. Later that night, I felt ill. The next day, I ate American cheese straight, because it sounded delicious at the time. And it was. Weird.

Feel free to comment on how nice Husband is. Because he is.

23 comments:

Kathleen said...

your spouse is lovely. Your mom used to make these for dinner but with regular cheese and no butter. I liked it except the upper toast part which had no cheese or butter.

Bethany said...

My mommy used to make these. Just like Kathleen described. I remember liking them. I should mmake them for my kids and see what they think.

Jana said...

Kathleen: Yes, I remember not liking that upper part. But if one drizzles butter on it, it becomes fantastic. And terrible for you. >:(

Nonna Beach said...

Butter, hot dogs, bread and mustard is fine but cheese ???...not on a hot dog ! Down here in the south, we put coleslaw on our hot dogs, along with anything else you want to throw on, onions, hot sauce, onions, relish,ketchup, but especially NOT Barbie doll cheese ( love that reference BTW )

Nonna Beach said...

Your Hubs is a good sport and quite handsome also...just sayin' !

Jana said...

Oh Nonna Beach, cheese improves just about anything! And what cheese doesn't, chocolate does. Unfortunately, what I put on isn't cheese.

He is certainly both those things! He says thank you. :D

Nonna Beach said...

To each his own sweetie and generally I agree that cheese DOES make everything better. Have you ever eaten a cheese infused hot dog ? Wicked awful !

Jana said...

Do you mean that kind you can buy that has a vein of faux-cheese grainy yellow paste through the middle? Because those ARE foul. Brrrrrrrr.

Jenny Jo said...

There is a sort of cheese-filled sausage called "li'l smokies" (Trader Joe's maybe?) which are quite delicious. My friend makes this wonderful thing where he rolls them in refrigerator crescent rolls. I'm sure that recipe is a contemporary of others on this blog.

Jana said...

Mmmmm, pigs in blankets. So tasty. Yes, they came about in the 50's. There were recipes for "pigs in a blanket" before then, but they mainly involved oysters.

nali said...

While I admit to making those hot dogs with the real cheese in the middle, I have to admit while living in West Virginia a few years ago, I found their version of a hot dog also quite tasty! See http://www.slashfood.com/2008/06/22/the-great-west-virginia-gas-station-hot-dog/

Nonna Beach said...

Yes Jana...those veiny, foul cheese through the middle hot dogs are the ones I meant...had them once at a BBQ...the only things worse are the purplish red ones...what the heck do those have in them ??? Horrors !

Rachel said...

I just found this blog through your sister. I adore old recipes. Not necessarily making them but reading about them. I saw this recipe and I MUST have the hot dogs with soup!!! Making these today!!!

Jana said...

Good! And welcome. :D

Sally said...

Just found your blog tonight (it's late enough, I can't remember how..) and I've thoroughly enjoyed it :) Thanks for all the laughs--i'll be checking back to try some of the stuff you recommend!

Sally said...

Oh, I remember now--you posted on CraftFail, another blog that makes me laugh :) I couldn't figure out those anteater olives either..ha!

Jana said...

Welcome, Sally! I'm glad you enjoyed. ;D

Anonymous said...

These are also called wiener wangs! Yum.

Jana said...

Yipe! :D

Scott Northup said...

We used to have these in school in Ohio, in the 70's $ 80's, they called them "weiner wings' on the menu...

Jeremiah Johnson said...

Found these pics on pinterest and decide to make it last night for the kids. I added a tomato before I cooked it. Found it to be good. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I put shredded cheese on my hotdog. And I live in the south. Know others who do it also.

Jana said...

Glad you liked it.