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Wormies for dinner

August 19th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Yesterday was kind of nice.

We kind of worked through some stuff at work.

Until next time anyway...

I feel like I am making progress (knock on wood).

When I got home last night I decided to make squirmy wormies for dinner.

Actually, we subscribe to Taste of Home cooking mags (2). The Simple & Delicious or whatever (they keep changing the name) has a lot of GREAT stuff for Halloween, as usual.

Anyway, one was squirmy wormy sandwhiches.

We have an old family "recipe" of "BEanies and Weenies" which is basically cut up hot dogs, pork & beans, and some ketchup and brown sugar.

Anyway, so this was rather similar but a little more fancy.

Cut hot dogs in to 4 pieces lengthwise.

Saute in oil.

This part was the best part. They got kind of crisp and curled up like worms (eeewwww). So they tasted really good and looked kind of gross.

The sauce was ketchup, brown sugar, worchestire sauce, and spicy brown mustard. Since all I had was plain mustard, I used that and tossed in some pepper seasoning, like I always do. We like our food spicy. Big Grin

It tasted a lot like BBQ. The kids just had a ball eating their worms.

(Luckily they didn't look enough like worms to gross me out. We tried some recipe a while back with ramen noodles and the kids pointed out how wormy they looked - in the recipe. Ugh, I could never eat that recipe again. LOL).

Anyway, we only used a 1/2 package of hot dogs and I Was going to halve the recipe, but I decided to make all the sauce and cook it up with beans on the side.

Served with some sour dough bread. Wouldn't have been my first thought, but the kids asked, and it was actually pretty good. We like to dip bread in the sauce.

Anyway, I don't get terribly creative in the kitchen usually. I am a recipe follower, through and through. But, had fun winging it a bit. I think this will be our new Beanie and Weenie recipe. It was yum. We could probably even cut the worms in half after they are cooked, to make it more casserole-y and easier to eat with a fork. But last night I just let the kids eat with their fingers - they had a blast.

This was quite an upgrade from the usual beanie/weenie recipe.

8 Responses to “Wormies for dinner”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:


  2. mom-sense Says:

    Sounds good!

  3. JanH Says:

    Oh, this is one I'm going to save for the grandkids. I LOVE this idea! And, I'm not even one for beanies and weenies. But, this is way cool!

  4. Amber Says:

    That sounds great for Holloween

  5. monkeymama Says:

    I'll try to remember to post the measurements Jan - though it is easy to wing it...

  6. cptacek Says:

    My poor sister's taste for shrimp was ruined for life because when she was 8 I brought home raw shrimp and we shelled it and broiled it for supper one time. She wouldn't even taste it because she said it looked like worms. I don't think she has ever eaten shrimp because of this!

  7. boomeyers Says:

    Ahhhh to have boys! My girls would turn up their noses and run!

  8. Saving money Says:

    lol..what can I say,sounds really good..

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