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How to Make Hot Dogs in a Thermos

Tuna sandwiches and PB and J are boring. Make yourself or your kids a hot lunch on the go with a thermos.


  • Step 1: Prepare condiments Pour condiments, like ketchup, relish, mustard, and cheese into small, airtight containers. Then put buns into a zip top plastic bag.
  • TIP: Save condiment packets from restaurants instead of packaging them yourself.
  • Step 2: Heat water Boil water in the tea kettle.
  • Step 3: Pour water into thermos Place hot dogs into your thermos and pour the boiling water into it, submerging the hot dogs. Then close the lid tightly.
  • Step 4: Put into lunch bag Place the condiments, buns, and thermos into a lunchbox or bag and head out. The thermos will keep the hot dogs nice and warm until lunchtime.
  • FACT: Harry M. Stevens created the hot dog in 1900.

You Will Need

  • Condiments
  • Hot dog buns
  • Water
  • Hot dogs
  • Equipment:
  • Small containers
  • Tea kettle
  • Thermos
  • Lunch box or bag
  • Restaurant condiment packets (optional)

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