One of my favorite summer activities is camping. I love being outdoors with great company! I have fond memories of camping with my sister and nephews. My specific camping job as a kid used to be making toast in the morning. I don't have a problem grabbing things that are hot. I was really good at it.
My sister used to have this contraption called a pudgy pie maker. We used to make camping apple pies. I have even made s'more pies and cherry pies! NomNom!
Now I get a little more adventurous and make more savory pudgy pies. This past summer I went camping with my friend and her daughter and I thought they would really enjoy these!
What I love about these spaghetti pudgy pies is that you can make the garlic butter and the spaghetti in advance and then freeze them separately, When you are ready to have them for dinner all you need to do is to pull out the spaghetti out to the top of your cooler in the morning so it can thaw and then when you are ready for dinner all you need to do is assemble these bad boys.
We devoured these bad boys. They do take a while to cook so if you make these just buy more than one pie maker. I have 3! Walmart has these makers or you can Google pudgy pie makers!
1 cup Margarine
2 cloves fresh Garlic
1 tsp. oregano
1 loaf of bread
1 box spaghetti
1 lb ground beef- cooked
2 cups chopped cheddar
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1. Make the garlic butter- Put first three ingredients into a bowl and mix until incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Cook spaghetti according to package. Drain and chop spaghetti into bite size pieces. Add ground beef, cheddar, and spaghetti sauce. You can freeze this mixture at this point or you can just place into an air tight container.
1- Butter the bread like you would a grilled cheese sandwich,
2- Place butter side down on the pudgy pie maker and add a large heaping amount of the spaghetti mixture onto the bread and add another piece of buttered bread on top of the spaghetti and hook on the other metal piece of the pudgy pie maker.
3- At this point you can put the pudgy pie maker in the fire to toast. It usually takes about 5 minutes on each side. (Depends on how hot the fire is!)
4- It is ok to peak to see how it is cooking, It will be done when you have nicely browned bread.
5- Wait a bit to bite into the "pie" or you will burn your hands.
© Kim Bohme and A Bohme Cooked Meal