Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chili Spaghetti with Hot Dogs

I'm sure having a lot of kid foods this week! If you're looking for a gourmet meal, this isn't the place for you... but sometimes a good old hot dog just tastes good. I usually go months without cooking hot dogs, but this week I have used them twice. That's mainly because I got the good light hot dogs for $1.50! Brad doesn't even realize I'm feeding him a lighter version of the hot dogs because they taste just the same as the regular ones. I feel much better about eating them too! My kids love spaghetti so this recipe was a nice change from the regular spaghetti with red sauce. This meal's also very affordable coming in at only $3.26 for the entire dish! That's the price without the cup of cheese... it seems I totally forgot the cheese and just realized I forgot it while typing the recipe! Even with the cheese the dish comes in at only about $1.00 higher. We all really enjoyed this frugal dish. It was a nice change.

Is anyone else having trouble looking at the blogspot pages? Every site I click on it tells me operation aborted and I have to close it out. If you notice I haven't commented on your posts, that is the reason :(

1/2 pound uncooked spaghetti
1 pkg hot dogs sliced and cut in half to make 1/2 circle shapes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 TBSP oil
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 TBSP prepared mustard
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1 cup shredded cheese

Cook spaghetti. Saute dogs, onion, and celery in oil. Stir in sauce, mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook uncovered 5-8 minutes stirring occasionally. Toss spaghetti with hot dog mixture and sprinkle with cheese.


Norah said...

I have not had a problem but my sister is with blogger. This looks interesting. I wonder if I can get my kids and husband to eat it.

Stephanie said...

Totally my family's kind of meal! We love spaghetti, chili, and hot dogs. Mixing them together seems like such a fun idea!

Rachel said...

Very can you go wrong with spaghetti and hot dogs when it comes to kids?!?

Jenna said...

I love your kid-friendly posts! I tried your "beanie weanie casserole" already, and it was a hit! Can't wait to try this one!

Willoughby said...

Spaghetti and hot dogs is a combination I would never have thought of. Another cool idea, Heidi!

the ungourmet said...

My kids would love this! Thanks for the idea!

Happy Thursday!

Delectable Dining said...

This is my fifth time trying to leave you a comment... if that answers your question!! I bet my son would love this one-- great kid friendly food! Please keep them coming!

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, my connection has been wildly irritating, taking forever to connect to everyone's site. And sometimes I have to try a couple of times to leave a comment. Totally frustrating!

I like and enjoy the kid recipes and am glad to see them. I have fun reading the "gourmet" meals and occasionally, depending on time and circumstance, we go all out to prepare an extra special, fancy meal.

In real life, though, we keep things pretty simple because our lives are so busy. So when I see an easy, delicious, affordable recipe, you can bet I'm VERY interested.

We've had hot dogs here, too, over the past couple of weeks. I know they're wicked bad for us with all the sodium, nitrates, and fat, but every now and again (several times a year) we just have to have one. A BBQ wouldn't be a BBQ without a hot dog!

Lynda said...

My kids used to love dishes like this! It doesn't seem so long ago......
I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one having trouble conecting to other sites. The last 2 days have been frustrating! I'm surprised I actually was able to connect to your blog, Heidi. Hope it doesn't last too long.

Kristen said...

I can always use another kid-friendly recipe, I'll add it to my file!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds perfect for the kids, so tasty. As far as Blogger, I am having many issues also, I cant get on to many sites today, quite aggravating!

Chrissy said...

Chili, hot dogs and spaghetti...winner there. I had no idea you could get all three in one meal. Im sure the kiddo's were smiling for that one.

justjoycee said...

I would like to try it, I think my grands would like it.