Food Fridays: Dogs and Cheese

Ok, let's be honest...there are few comfort foods more popular than hot dogs and good ol' mac 'n' cheese.  For years, both of these foods were typically chock-full of preservatives and artificial ingredients so these foods were never on anyone's "healthy foods" list.  I always felt like eating these were a "guilty pleasure", until now!

A few months ago, I stumbled onto these Oscar Mayer Angus Beef Franks and was immediately intrigued when I read all of the things that are NOT in these dogs.
Plus, they come in two separate packs of 4 (between me, my husband and the dog, that's enough for one meal ;-) so we aren't pressured to eat all 8 dogs once the package is opened.

I pondered what would go well with hot dogs and a craving for good ol' mac 'n' cheese hit.  The box of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese caught my eye so after a careful study of the ingredients list, I thought it'd be worth a try.
Folks, I'm telling you, these are both delicioso!! My husband and I enjoy this meal now almost every week and he's affectionately named it "Dogs and Cheese".  It's the perfect dinner on those nights when I get home at 6:30, have been playing piano and teaching all day and am ravished with hunger.  That's when I need a dinner like this that can be on the table in 10-12 minutes and fills our tummies with yummy goodness.

Of course, you can always add a salad or some other vegetable on the side.  And, if you are trying to cut some calories, skip the buns on the hotdogs.  You might be surprised how satisfying it can be!

All in all, I think this is a great meal for adults and kids alike....the four-legged kind included :-)