This is another simple recipe that the kids can help put together for Dad--especially if he is a baseball fan. This little lunch consisted of the hotdogs, and peanuts (needed to get some Cracker Jacks), some chips, POWERADE for the beverage and a baseball cupcake and Baby Ruth candybar for dessert. I purchased the little picnic set at Wal-Mart, complete with condiment dispenser, hotdog basket and liners.
Except for the cooking of the hotdog, the kids could help put this altogether for Dad...and a great gift idea would be to throw in some tickets for a ballgame or purchase a t-shirt of his favorite team as I did. GO CARDINALS!
I'm really not a hotdog lover, mainly because they are not healthy at all, so again, enjoy in MODERATION. But trust me--you'll never eat a hotdog any other way again, once you taste this one!
The secret begins in the hotdog itself. DON'T be tempted to save a little $$ and buy the cheapest ones out there...BIG MISTAKE! Also, ALL-BEEF wieners are the way to go. My favorite brand is this one:
Costs a bit more, but so worth it!
Boil water and then reduce heat and place dogs in to cook for 5 minutes, until done and remove.
You begin buillding with a poppyseed bun (for the traditional recipe--but I could not get my hands on a bag, here, so I had to go with the plain)
Add 1 T. yellow mustard.
1 T. sweet green relish (the brighter green , the better)
1 T. chopped onion
4 Tomato wedges
1 dill pickle spear
2 sport peppers *I didn't add them for my Dad
1 dash celery salt
You'll notice that no ketchup is on this dog...you won't miss it!