I was pretty proud of myself for this one. Of course, I get pretty proud of myself any time I think up a way to save money or make the most out of the groceries I buy. Yes, there is nothing better than being able to walk down a grocery aisle proclaiming your victory over the dreaded waste of a product. Don’t worry. I only proclaim that in my head. This was definitely one of those moments.
There I was in the bread aisle. We had just added some turkey hot dogs to our cart and proceeded down the next aisle, which happened to be the home of the bread. Well laid out, grocery store. Riley again announced her love of eating hot dogs with a bun. She does love that . . . until the bun becomes too much, which for her is after only two bites. Then she does not love it at all, and the remainder of the hot dog buns go bad. A mom conundrum. What else could I use those hot dog buns for? They are shaped a little bit like small french breads. Garlic bread! Yes! We eat spaghetti all the time. This would be perfect.
And it was. These are delicious, 100% better than the frozen garlic bread that is priced outrageously high and with a product that can be used for two meals during the week. Can you tell I’m still excited about it?
- Hot dog buns
- Garlic, minced
- 2-3 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a small cup or ramekin
- Add in garlic and stir.
- Allow the garlic and butter mixture to sit for a minute or two.
- Cut the hot dog buns in half lengthwise and lay them out on a baking sheet.
- Use a spoon to apply the butter to the hot dog buns. It's easier to start in the middle and work your way to the outside. That way, all of the butter doesn't run everywhere.
- Bake for about 5 minutes. The edges of the bread will begin to brown. That's how you know it's done!