Friday, July 29, 2011
National Hot Dog Day
It was National Hot Dog Day on July 23. Did anyone else know about or observer this spectacular holiday? I didn’t know a day like this was nationally recognized until some of the student workers in my office posted it on the workroom calendar. I love hot dogs so much that as soon as I saw them writing this on the calendar I posted a reminder in my own personal planner, and immediately went to the store to buy my favorite vegan dogs, “Big Franks.”
Let me just tell you how much I love hot dogs and why I was so excited to find out there is a day designated to them. Last year I turned 30. What did I want for my 30th birthday celebration? To just have a bunch of friends over and grill hot dogs! I’m not even joking. We had everyone over and made hot dogs with all the fixings; sauerkraut, baked beans, relish (sweet and dill), ketchup, French’s mustard, onions, sport peppers, chopped tomatoes, and probably more that I can’t think of at the moment. I’ll put anything on a hot dog, but the aforementioned toppings are pretty much the basics.
So here it is, almost a year later and I wanted another hot dog feast to celebrate National Hot Dog Day. We had almost everything except the baked beans and sport peppers, but that’s okay. I made one dog with the dill relish, onions and chopped tomatoes and topped with mustard as you can see. The other I only topped with sauerkraut, onions and Tabasco sauce. I was too busy creating my own masterpiece dogs to see what The Husband did with his, but I’m sure it was some other variations of the same ingredients. Both of us were pretty excited about Hot Dog Day and enjoyed it to the fullest.