Skillet Franks in Beans
This past week I pulled out a couple of my older cookbooks in search of some recipes using fewer ingredients and less expensive ingredients. I think this book used to belong to one of my great aunts: And within its pages I found what I thought would be a low-cost, family-friendly meal: (If you look closely, you can see that the pages are falling out of this dear old cookbook.)
I didn’t follow the ingredient list exactly: Instead of 2 smaller cans of baked beans, I used one larger can. Which is not quite as much as called for. And I used that entire package of hot dogs, which was a little more than called for. Then the entire meal suffered a mishap. I went to fix something else to keep my pickiest kids happy, and I turned the burner under the other stuff to high. Only I didn’t. I actually turned the burner under the “franks in beans” to high. I discovered my mistake before all was lost, but I did end up with a thicker, slightly scorched version of what I should have ended up with: But this is a solid recipe. Just make sure not to turn the heat up to high, LOL!