The Bored Girl's Kitchen












Verdict: Success

When you’re hungry but not enough for a whole meal, a snack is perfect.  There are a whole host of things you can whip up for a snack, and today I opted for a classic: cheese and meet on crackers. This is another one that you can put a whole bunch of spins on depending on your mood or preferences.

I like hot dogs, even if people sometimes remind me what’s in them.  Sue me.  I also like cheese (and especially the hot dogs with cheese in them).  Cheese goes good on crackers right? It can’t suck too bad if I put them all together right? Ooh, you know what would make them even better? Toasting them!

Prep time: Less than 5 minutes, depending on how slow you move.

Cook time: As long as it takes for the cheese to melt.

To make this particular cheese and meat on crackers you’ll need a few things:

– Any thick cracker of your choosing.  I’m using Melba Snacks because that’s what I had available, but any thick or stable cracker will work.

– A single hot dog (works best if you’re working your way through leftovers)

– Enough slices of cheese to put some on all of the crackers.  I think I ended up using a total of two slices.

– A small cookie sheet.  To cut down on dishes (boo dishes!!!) some tinfoil comes in handy.

Since I’m just feeding myself right now, there isn’t much.  But this is one of those recipes that you really don’t need to be too careful with specifics.

To start: If you want to toast everything, set your oven to broil and move the top rack to be right under the broiler. If you’re not planning on toasting everything, all of this can be done on a plate or paper towel. Lay down some tinfoil on your pan, then lay out your crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break up your cheese into smaller pieces and lay them on the crackers.  Eat the one cracker you decided didn’t fit in and make it an even 8.

Next, bust out your hot dog.  To save on dishes, you can cut it up right in the middle of the tray.  Be sure to use more of a chopping motion though, a cutting motion cuts the foil but a chopping motion can cut the hot dog and leave the foil intact.   Feel free to eat the ends or any other pieces that just aren’t cutting it for you.  I didn’t care if mine had equal numbers on them, but if you do, then enjoy you some hot dog pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next step is to put them in the oven to melt the cheese and heat everything up.  If you want to add some extra seasonings, now would be the time to do it.  At the last minute I decided I wanted to add some garlic powder and just sprinkled it on before popping it into the oven.  Don’t go far, because there’s a fine line between “deliciously melted” and “oh crap it’s so burnt!”

When everything has been toasted to your desired level of meltiness, carefully remove the tray from the oven and plate your tasty toasted treats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! It seriously took me 10 times as long to write this as it did to make it.  There’s no right or wrong way to make cheese and crackers.  I was just really bored, and wanted to start using up some of the leftovers from a recent cookout.

If you have any questions or comments you can either leave them below, or email me.  If you have a suggestion for a recipe or any other ideas, that email address is theboredgirlskitchen@gmail.com.

Happy cooking!

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