It’s a Thursday that Feels Like a Monday

Mid-week holidays are both awesome and sucky. I know I’ve been “off” all day today, and practically everyone at work I spoke to felt the same way. The nice thing is, though, there’s only one more work day, then we have two days off for the weekend!

I know I’ve said this a bajillion times already, but I’m putting us back on a budget. The garage door broke yet again yesterday, and Jay and I both are of the mindset that we just need to buckle down, save up, and get the dang thing replaced. He’ll try to jerry-rig it (again) if/when the heatwave ever breaks, but for the time being, it’s in the open position. Otherwise, we can’t get the car out.

As such, I’m actually trying to use up what we have in the freezer, and have been making a list of the things that I’ll need to bake over the weekend. Tonight, I used up some chicken sausages and the hot dog buns I bought from Buttercrust the other day. I broiled the sausages until they were done, then cut out the middle section of the buns:

These were perfect for sausages. I didn’t photograph it, but after cutting out the middles, I spooned some pizza sauce into the bottoms, then added the sausages.

I topped them with some mozzarella and popped them back under the broiler for about 5 minutes or so. They came out looking like this:

I had thought we could eat them by hand, but after one bite, Jay decided eating utensils would be a better idea:

Oh, they were SO good. I could’ve eaten another one, but I had two sausages left, and I thought maybe I’d use them to make calzones tomorrow, especially after I discovered a package of shredded mozzarella in the freezer I didn’t even realize I had! And, it’ll be a nice start to the weekend, without spending money on a delivery order from George’s. I’ll need to go make the pizza dough this evening–It’s better if it sits overnight. And with that, I’m off. Have a great evening!

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6 Replies to “It’s a Thursday that Feels Like a Monday”

  1. My maternal grandmother used to make hot dogs just like that but instead of pizza sauce, she spooned in chili. The bread got all crunchy and the cheese all melty and you are making me miss her. Thank you for sharing this.


    • I’ll have to give that a try. Grandmothers are awesome, aren’t they? I miss both of mine a lot, and find moments when I’m cooking and suddenly I feel them with me.

      • Grandmothers are the best! I hear mine in my head when I am cooking too. I am so blessed to have one still alive. I recently posted her fig preserve recipe with some good memories of what a fun grandmother she was when we were young. I should say, great memories!

        • You ARE lucky to still have one alive. All my grandparents are gone–My son’s too young to appreciate the fact that he’s got all 4 of his grandparents, as well as 3 of his great-grandparents (my husband’s grandparents) still living. I have a recipe for my great-grandmother’s shortbread…Maybe I’ll make some of that this weekend! :)

    • Thanks! I wanted something like a meatball sub, but without the meatballs, obviously!

      Yeah, our budget kind of went out the window & I want to get us back on track, sooner rather than later!

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