Spooky Meal Ideas: Mummy Dogs!

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I am super excited to be bringing you this fun post today! Mom It Forward has invited me to share a recipe of my choosing featuring a product from Hillshire Brands that I purchased at a Safeway grocery store.  These are both brands that I have enjoyed and supported for years so I was happy to be a part of this program!

Today I will be sharing with you how to make Halloween inspired Mummy Dogs your whole family will enjoy! Before we go over the Mummy Dog tutorial I want to take just a minute and let you all know about Safeway’s Just 4 U (J4U) program.

I like saving money, but I am the Queen of terrible at clipping coupons and I am even worse at remembering to actually bring them with me to the store! I have a pegboard in my kitchen full of unused coupons.  My husband calls it the place “where coupons go to die”.

That’s why I am sharing the J4U program with you. It’s super simple and with a quick visit to the Safeway website you can link your Safeway Club Card up with coupons and personalized product deals that fit your grocery list.

Here is how it works. Before I went shopping I went onto the Safeway J4U website and added several offers and coupons to my Safeway card for items I was already planning on buying. Including a .55 cent coupon for the Hillshire Farms Park’s Finest Beef Franks I would need to use to make my Mummy Dogs.

Now I was ready to go shopping for my Mummy Dog Ingredients!

Here’s what you need to make your Mummy Dogs:

That’s it! Easy Right?

Now onto the Mummy Dogs!

I have some really picky eaters in my house.  One of my children barely eats meat at all.  She does, however, like Hillshire Farms Beef Franks, because they are like the t-bone of the hot dog world.  As a mom I like that that their hot dogs have no artificial colors, ingredients, or byproducts.

Mummy Dog Directions

1. Open your biscuits (preferably without explode-popping them across the room) and mush them all together.

2. Lightly flour a cutting board and using a rolling pin roll out the dough to about a 1/4 thickness. It should look like this.

3. Using a pizza cutter, cut long skinny strips in the dough and wrap the Beef Franks with the strips of dough!

4. Lightly brush dough with an egg wash ( 1 beaten egg). This will help to give the dough a pinterest-friendly golden color once it is baked.

5. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.

6. Make the mummy eyeballs with your favorite condiment. I used mustard because of the easy-to-control tip, but ketchup works well too.


Here are some other great recipes using Hillshire Brands products you can check out:

Zombie Muffins

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Spicy Smoked Sausage Wraps

Pesto Alfredo Tortellini with Smoked Sausage

Homestyle Kielbasa & Potatoes

Ditalini & Sausage Soup

Smoked Sausage & Potatoes with Broccoli

Smoked Sausage and Penne Pasta

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  1. Thank you for telling me about the J4U app – I also have a beautiful spot where coupons live out their final days.

    Oh and I am SO doing these mummy dogs for our Halloween, pre-Trick-or-Treat meal. I’ll have a house full of kids and this is just perfect!
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      I’m not alone in my coupon killing! I have all of the best of intentions for using coupons, but it just never pans out. I think the J4U program is right down my alley.

      I am so excited that Halloween is on a Friday this year! We are hosting a mega party too, complete with Mummy Dogs. So glad you like this recipe! The kids and adults at your party will love these. They really are tasty and super simple!
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  2. What a quick and easy Halloween treat for the kids. I am like you, I clip the coupons and forget to bring then with me and then when I finally remember – they have expired. Go Figure! Thanks for sharing on the #SHINEbloghop this week!

    Have a great week! Cheri xo

  3. These are too cute, Jen! I’m going to have to make these for my kids Halloween week. We are big on Halloween at our house. I’m terrible about coupons also! I finally gave up on them altogether. That website system looks pretty cool. I think Kroger has a similar offering. I may have to check into it. Thanks for the reminder and the adorable recipe :)!
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  4. I like your take on hotdogs, Mummy Dogs are just the thing for a Halloween treat! It was just the other day that we were saying that we haven’t had hotdogs for ages, maybe I’ll buy a tube of Pilsbury dough along with the sausages and make some Hot Mummys instead!
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  5. HAHA! Where coupons go to die…whenever I clip coupons I always forget them- and when I DO remember, it’s too late. They’ve expired. :[ I don’t get it- Why do i hate money so much? I just blow it every time!
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