There was no school yesterday and it was a long day. A long long day. We
did stickers, we colored, we glued things, we watched tv, we looked through all
the holiday catalogues that arrive in the mail every single day and circled all
the toys we want someone to buy us for Chanukah. We also played outside before, after
and while my bro was here for a while. We even made chocolate chip cookies.
I'm not sure how this is possible, but it was still only 2pm.
And in the later afternoon, when things really started to really get crazy,
we made dinner. It was only three o'clock, but it seemed like the right
time to do it. So we did. Together.
Sometimes you just have to say all in because really, has there ever been a
mess so big that you haven't been able to clean up?
Having said that, this is what we made - hush puppies. Or at least this is
what I thought hush puppies were. Turns out, not so much. We made hotdogs
wrapped up in dough, but when I googled "hush puppies recipe" I got something
that was a cross between deep fried corn dogs and hot dogs wrapped in mashed
potatoes and boiled. I do believe, though, that the main theme through all the
recipes that came up were sticks. Ours weren't that complicated and did not
include corn, potatoes or oil. They almost included sticks but then I got
nervous after I stuck the skewers* in, I thought the kids would hurt themselves
when they bit into the hotdogs, so I took them out.
Either way, this is what we did, following no recipe:
Open up a package of hotdogs and count the hotdogs. I was sure there were 8
so I divided my dough into 8 pieces, but there were only 7 hotdogs. Didn't
hotdogs used to come in packs of 8?
Anyway, make a batch of dough, using this recipe or use some premade pizza
dough - Trader Joe's has awesome pizza dough for 99cents, you really can't beat
that - or use refrigerated crescent dough, and if you can find one that is both
kosher and pareve, can you tell me what brand it is, please?
Divide the dough into seven pieces and roll each pieces into a long strand,
about 16 inches long. Stating at the top, wrap the dough around the hotdog and
place on a foil covered cookie sheet. Brush the dough with a beaten egg and bake
in a 400 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the dough is
Allow the hotdogs to cool for a good while because they get really hot
inside their little dough homes. I served these with cole slaw and leftover
roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower and it went over well, if I do say so
*If you are not skewer-phobic like I am, and you are using wooden
skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before putting them into
the oven, otherwise they may burn.
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