Sometimes when I don't feel much like cooking, Patrick and I decide to indulge in such things as Smart Dogs and burgers. Recently, we decided to experiment with making some gourmet hot dogs and WOW.
Patrick was craving a chili dog, but I was looking for something a little different. I thought about all of the things I love: Thanksgiving, Bacos, and Mermaids.(The movie! Well, and real mermaids AND mermen).
How did this experiment end, you ask?
Patrick dined on a Carnival Dog, as well as a Chipochili Dog. (I am really good at naming hot dogs).
Smart Dog, Ketchup, Mustard, Veganaise, onion, relish and Cheddar Daiya
Mexican Chipotle Field Roast, Amy's Organic Chili, Veganaise, Jalapeno Mustard, homemade cheese sauce, and sliced Jalapenos
That chili dog looked so good that I had one as well, sans the bun because it is my least favorite part. The second dog I created was something I like to call The Frenchy.
Served on a bed of canned green beans (I told you, I didn't feel like cooking) mixed with Bacos and salt/pepper, The Frenchy stoically awaits its fate.
The Smart Dog was cooked in the pan and set aside to cool. Once it was cool to the touch, I painted it with Tofutti cream cheese and rolled it in crushed French's Fried Onions. The end result was like a Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole in hot dog form. Which is not unlike stumbling upon a unicorn, or a mermaid (or man).
The evening was already perfect, but then we watched Mermaids and it was like the planets were aligning and I could hear babies smiling and taste the sunset.
Watch this trailer and pay close attention at 1:01 minutes into it. I swear I have pulled that same move and it works every time.