Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lunch Box Ideas

A friend and I were discussing the daunting task of coming up with ideas of what to pack for our kids for lunch. Our school does not have a lunch program, so the kids bring their lunches every day, except Friday when the school order pizza. So I set out to find some interesting, quick, easy lunches for my kids, so that they are not stuck eating turkey sandwiches every day.

Here is one lunch idea that I though was just adorable.

Corn Dog Muffins

What you need:

2 (8.5 ounce) packages cornbread mix
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
9 hot dogs, cut in half

What you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.
Stir together the cornbread mix and the brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Fold the eggs and cheese into the dry mixture until moistened. Spoon mixture into muffin tins until 2/3 full. Add 1 hot dog half to each muffin.
Bake in a preheated oven 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

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4 Sweet Comments:

  1. This looks like a great recipe! I'm bookmarking it for the future. Please share anymore you happen to find, I'm always trying to come up with lunch ideas for Madi.

  2. Fabulous idea! I think I might be making some of these for my daughter's lunch!

  3. This is so neat! I wanted to tell you this reminded me of a recipe similar to this, but with a few twists. Pour the mixed cornbread about a fourth of the muffin dish, then sprinkle ground meat then cheese, then cover with another layer of cornbread (sometimes we sprinkle taco flavored meat, sometimes we sprinkle homemade chili) Then bake it, It's like a cornbread cheeseburger! So good, and they don't taste half bad from the freezer either.