Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Fun Food Fridays: “Royal” Family Beanie Weenies

Recently, a blog reader, Jacque Gilbert, sent in a recipe for a Beanie Weenie Casserole. Until I saw her recipe I had no idea that that was what people meant by beanie weenies. Beenie Weenies are one of my favorite camping meals. In fact, it’s one of my favorite summer time meals period!

Roll like a burrito and enjoy!


  • Flour tortillas
  • 1 package hotdogs (we only eat Nathan’s hotdogs, but any type is fine)
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Green taco sauce
  • Shredded cheese

In a tea kettle boil water. While that is going, open the package of hotdogs (full size, not the little snack size ones) and put in a small pot. When the water is boiling pour over the hotdogs. Cover the pot and set aside.

This keeps the hotdogs from getting tough!

Heat the beans in a small sauce pan. Set aside.

Warm the tortillas by toasting over the stove burner. Be careful not to catch them on fire! I do this by laying the tortilla over the flame and then flipping it with my fingers to do the other side. Of course, I learned how to do this by watching my grandmother warm tortillas.

If you’re not comfortable with this, or if your stove won’t let you do this, then warm the tortilla in the bottom of a clean, dry frying pan.

On the tortilla, put down a thick layer of the refried beans, then a hotdog (the hotdog should be warm by now), a line of green taco sauce (or any type of salsa) and some shredded cheese. Wrap the tortilla around the hotdog like a burrito and enjoy!

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Fun Food Fridays: Grilled Cheese with a Kick

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge sandwich eater. After taking a sandwich to school for lunch day after day, year after year, until I graduated, I’m pretty tired of them.

But, when I want a sandwich, my first choice is a grilled cheese. This recipe takes the kid-friendly grilled cheese and makes it all gown up and spicy.

I won't tell if you cut the crusts off the bread!


  • Shredded cheese (I like packaged, shredded, Cheddar)
  • 1 can condensed pepper jack cheese soup
  • Bread
  • Butter

In a bowl, mix together the shredded cheese and the pepper jack cheese soup. The mixture should be thick but still spreadable.

Preheat a skillet or griddle on your camp stove. Butter one side of the bread and lay butter-side-down into the skillet to brown.

Butter the other slice of bread. On the non-buttered side, spread some of the cheese-soup mixture.

When the slice of bread in the skillet is warm and browning, lay the other slice of bread on top, making sure to keep the cheese mixture between the two slices of bread. Flip over when the bread is brown. The sandwich is done when the cheese mixture is hot and melted and both sides of the sandwich are brown.

Be sure to eat this over a plate since it is VERY gooey.  I like it with apple slices it it’s hot out or a bowl of soup if it’s cool!

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