Through the years, I often found myself serving this casserole just before payday. It's a family favorite and truly an end-of-the-month budget stretcher—that's why I thought the name "Depression Casserole" was so appropriate.
The whole gang will munch these "top dogs" up in a jiffy. "Mom and I make them for get-togethers," tells Donna Sternthal of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. "Leftovers are no problem—there never are any!"—Donna Sternthal, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
Anna Mayer of Fort Branch, Indiana promises this quick-to-fix macaroni and hot dog combination will please kids of all ages." "Our grandchildren love it, and I like it because we can make it together with things I have on hand."
Reminiscent of traditional corn dogs, this fun main dish really hits the spot on fall days. It's perfect for the football parties my husband and I often host. It tastes especially good right from the oven.
-Marcy Suzanne Olipane, Belleville, Illinois
"This kid-pleasing combination was requested often when our children were young," assures Sandra Scheirer of Mertztown, Pennsylvania. "Now that they're grown, they like to make it for their families because it doesn't require any fancy ingredients."
Getting my kids to eat cabbage is a challenge, so I dress it up with this recipe. The kids like the franks and the creamy, mild mustard sauce. It's an easy, fun meal for the whole family.—Precious Owens, Elizabethtown, Kentucky