One of our favorite family activities is to go to the drive-in movies on a Friday night.
We get there early, spread out a few picnic blankets, set up camping chairs and unpack the cooler. We have dinner there in the fading light and pack extra snacks for the movie, of course!
Having dinner at the drive-in is the best. I’ve often said food tastes the most delicious outdoors, and on a picnic blanket in front of a huge screen is no exception. After we eat, we usually kick around a soccer ball or throw a tennis ball until the sun sinks over the horizon and the big screen crackles to life.
One of the best parts is that we’re so busy enjoying each other, that phones and other electronics get left inside the car!
When the movie starts, we pile blankets in the trunk and settle in under the stars. It’s really a perfect Friday night.
I found that I can make these Cheeseburger Hand Pies ahead of time and heat them up before we go, storing them in an insulated bag to keep them warm until we’re ready to eat.
Cheeseburger Hand Pies
1 lb 80/20 ground beef
1 Tbs Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1/2 cup dill pickles, finely chopped
1 (8 ct) pkg refrigerated biscuits
8 slices American cheese
mustard and ketchup, to taste
Mix ground beef with seasoned salt and pickles. Form 8 burger patties. Grill or pan-fry until cooked through to desired doneness.
Preheat oven to 350° F, and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Remove the biscuits from the package. Place on baking sheet, carefully separating biscuits into two pieces horizontally.
Press bottom biscuit to flatten. Top with a burger, cheese, mustard and/or ketchup, if desired. Press the other half of the biscuit on top; fold edges of the bottom biscuit piece up to seal.
Repeat with all burgers and biscuits.
Brush with olive oil. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until biscuits are golden-brown and burgers are heated through.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 392, Calories from Fat: 187, Fat: 21 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 68 mg, Sodium: 1527 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 3 g, Protein: 24 g.
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