How Do You Dress a Hot Dog?by Lee McKenzie
Few things are more quintessentially summer than a hot dog. Hot dog stands appear in parks and on street corners, and they’re definitely a picnic staple, especially if children are included.
There are standard wieners, smokies, foot-longs, turkey dogs, and tofu dogs, to name a few. They can be boiled, broiled, grilled, dipped in corn batter and deep fried, or roasted on a stick over a campfire. Most of us are willing to sample at least one, no matter what kind of hot dog it is or how it’s been cooked. It’s how we eat them that’s important.
I like mine with mustard. That’s it. Nothing else. Preferably hot mustard. No ketchup for me, thanks, and I’ll pass on the relish.
How do you dress your hot dog? Do you prefer one condiment? The works? Maybe some chopped onion? Or what about one of the more unusual hot dog fixings, like chili, Cheez Whiz or sauerkraut? What’s the weirdest thing you or someone you know has put on a hot dog?
Will hot dogs be part of your Fourth of July celebration this weekend? If so, I hope they’re just the way you like them!
Until next time,
Lee McKenzie writes light-hearted love stories for Harlequin American Romance. Her next book (working title—Wanted: One Mommy) has a tentative release date in early 2010. Tomorrow on her blog, The Writer Side of Life, she'll be sharing one of her favorite summer recipes for sangria. Please drop by!