19 April 2010


On Wednesday nights, we always plan to have a quick & easy meal because of the kids’ church activities.  Usually it’s not too interesting, but this week I decided to infuse some creativity!
The original menu was Hot Dogs and Steak Fries (the kind from the frozen food aisle).  My kids like their hot dog wieners grilled on our George Foreman.  This time, after grilling the dogs, I opened the buns and added the preferred condiments, but the dogs in, then put them back in the grill.  I firmly mashed the top of the grill closed on them.  One to two minutes later, I pulled out my new invention…
bday 053The kids went crazy for them!
What about the Steak Fries?  I woke up in migraineville today and didn’t feel like doing much shopping.  Hmmm, I had a bag of red new potatoes I needed to use up (the buds were starting) so I decided to try and make my own fries!  I chopped them up, leaving some skin on and spread them out over a cookie sheet.  I drizzled a little olive oil, then generously sprinkled seasoning salts over them.  Baked them at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring them around and turning them over ever little while.  Then, because my teenage son looooooved cheese fries, I added shredded cheddar cheese and heating them for a minute or so in the microwave.  I also added bacon bits and light sour cream.  The kids were mucho excited! 
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Guess what I found in the freezer when I was cleaning up?  Yep, a 1/2 bag of steak fries!  Oh well, I’m glad I “forced” myself to try to make them on my own….they turned out even better!  I guess necessity (or is it a headache + hunger?) is the mother of invention!
See you next time – have a delicious week!
Hugs & Yums, Laurie


  1. These look great. My husband and children will love them. Thanks for sharing on Beauty and Bedlam.

  2. Love the idea of Smash Dogs! My kiddos would be very entertained by that. :)

  3. I love cheese fries! I make my own fries all the time...you've inspired me to toss on cheese and bacon!

  4. My kids would be in heaven!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  5. What a great idea to do your hot dogs on the foreman grill. They look yummy.

  6. Oh my goodness! Those cheese fries. Kill-ing me!!

  7. Ok. Now I'm really hungry, girl!! :) Good thing I have dinner plans soon- although I'm going to have to order some fries now after seeing yours. :) Thank you once again for joining the party with this recipe. This looks like a perfect meal for all the guys in my family! Love it.


  8. Some of the best recipes are born of desperation! These look great!