Fourth of July Weiner Roast

There’s no better way to spend the 4th than relaxing on the beach, eating wieners.  So for those of you with with a hankering for juicy, nitrate-filled mystery meat on a stick, this menu and recipe is for you!

Weiner Roast on the Sand Dunes

The menu and recipe comes from Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cookbook First Printing, 1961. This is one of many publications under the fictitious marketing name Betty Crocker, devised in 1921 by the Washburn-Crosby Company.  Washburn later merged with other flour companies to become General Mills in 1928.  But Betty Crocker lived on, and by 1991, the company had sold 26 million copies of Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book (my mom still uses the 3rd edition from 1961!).

4th of July Weiner Roast menu:

  • Weiners Toasted on Sticks
  • Speedy Baked Beans
  • Potato Chips
  • Watermelon Wedges
  • Angels’ Halos
  • Soft Drinks


“No sweet tidbit tastes better than those cooked over glowing coals.  Wonderful to top off a wiener roast.”

Ingredients: large glazed doughnuts, marshmallows

Directions: “Stick marshmallow in hole of doughnut.  Run pointed green stick or picnic skewer through doughnut and marshmallow.  Toast marshmallow carefully.”

So what are you waiting for?  Put on those bermuda shorts and your favorite ascot, and hit the beach for a 4th of July Weiner Roast.  Don’t forget the tanning oil!


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