Hey there!! Happy Wednesday! You picked a yummy day to stop over to NellieBellie. Today we are all about hot dogs. Now wait, before you think this is a plain ol’ post about hot dogs you are WRONG!!! Really?!? As if. Nope, we are having a tasting party and YOU are invited. Okay, truthfully…they were all eaten before you got here and you don’t get any. But, still stay. It’ll be fun. Gah!! Now I’m feeling badly and all distracted…
the crazy toppings
ah yes…the kids and I devised a brilliant plan to try some typical food combos out as hot dog toppings. I have no idea what sparked this moment of brilliance but, why fight it? We thought about some of the combos used often in other foods and put them on our hotdogs. Of course we made a big deal of it and had our own little hot dog tasting party with all the pretty decorations and soda and everything. I mean, who wouldn’t want a hotdog tasting party in the middle of the afternoon?
It was fun. And strange. Gross. And delicious. I highly suggest hosting your own! And, we’ll clue you into our favorite combos. AFTER you look at all my photos. I worked hard on editing them babies and you should at least scroll through.
The supplies. We are big ol’ fans of the good kind of hotdogs. Just saying. They don’t have nitrates, artificial preservatives, or by-products. If you are gonna eat a hotdog…eat these!
Winner winner!!! Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing on a hotdog…yummy!! My new favorite. Forget ketchup and mustard and give me buffalo and ranch! Katie was a bit unsure at first. Frankly, all of the flavors we were a bit unsure about. But this one..A+!
We also tried…
Levi was very excited about the mac’n cheese hotdog (as evident in this picture). But, truth be told…this was kind of yucky. We love hotdogs in mac’n cheese. But, not mac’n cheese in hotdogs…go figure!
This was Nate’s second favorite and definitely one you should try. Mushroom and Swiss must just taste good on everything?
And last, and least (in my opinion)…
Not our favorite. Truthfully, it was probably the jarred gravy that sent it to the dog. In concept, it seemed a for sure winner. And, I still will try it again. But, Lady sure loved it! (side note, Lady is still okay…sicker every day and moving slowly…but still around)
So, here is the order of our favorites…
1. Buffalo Ranch Hotdog
2. ‘Shroom and Swiss Hotdog
3. Mac’n Cheese Hotdog
4. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Hotdog
On a side note…is hotdog 1 or 2 words? I just realized that perhaps, perhaps…it’s 2 words? Hmmmm….
a sweet picture. just because.
For the record, one of my faves is still a hotdog with my favorite chili recipe on top.0