the last six weeks or so have been in a word - bananas. each time i think we might be past the clouds, we seem get inundated with the next wave of crazy and misfortune. thankfully in my twenty-something years i've begun to recognize this as a pattern; when life starts disassembling, it's in preparation for major changes. usually, in a bigger and better form than what we previously planned on. (and while this knowledge doesn't necessarily make things much easier, i do appreciate that there are people out there battling much worse problems than ours!) life is a cycle, and there are no highs without the lows, right?
meanwhile, summer in the valley is still going strong, so before we dive into autumn i thought i'd share a version of hot dogs we had recently. this started when the hubs saw a graphic of a chicago-style hot dog, which we adapted ever so slightly to valley-style using local ingredients.
here's the original:
and here's what we did:
| ingredients |
hot dog buns (no poppyseeds for us - a) i couldn't find them and b) they just end up in my teeth)
all-beef hot dog
sliced farmer's market tomatoes
diced white onion
sliced jalapenos (instead of sport peppers!)
celery salt, to taste
we omitted the kosher dill pickle spear. I think relish + spear is too much redundant pickle in one food, even if they do have varying flavors.
| method |
cook the hot dogs according to package directions, and toast the hot dog buns (optional). assemble with the listed toppings.