My kids and I watched Clara make this recipe on one of her depression cooking YouTube videos. We then tweaked it for our tastes. It's very easy and economical, and surprisingly good for such simple ingredients. Although it takes 25 minutes on the stove top, you only have to stir occasionally, so you can be doing other things in the kitchen while it cooks. The amount of hot dog wieners you add just depends on how meaty you want it, and the size of the wieners. As Clara says, "It's nourishing!" although it's a little high in fat and sodium for every day in our household.