|It’s Hot Dogs…and
I love hot dogs!! If you ask my kids what their mom’s favorite food is, they will probably roll their eyes with the ”Everyone knows the answer to that” look and tell you “Easy – hot dogs”. I love every kind of hot dog – especially grilled!!! Sadly, there is a down side to my love of a good dog, I can’t eat too many of them. They are really high in fat and calories. Unfortunately if I eat more than one or maybe two…you don’t want to know…really, you don’t. Anyway, I usually end up buying the much healthier chicken hot dogs (better tasting than the turkey ones I think) and then grilling those. I try to find the ones with the least amount of fat and sodium so that I can eat more than one!
|Wave your flag and eat some
Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I also wanted to make an easy, but patriotic dessert for our 4th of July barbecue. Something simple – but with red, white and blue colors. I had some great chocolate chip cookies in the freezer and had an epiphany! Chocolate chip cookies are an excellent dessert, but chocolate chip cookies half dipped in chocolate are way better! What if I took my frozen chocolate chip cookies and dipped them in red, white and blue chocolate – like the American Flag?!! And so…PATRIOTIC CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES came into existence. Since the cookies are already frozen, it will expedite the setting of the chocolate between colors, shortening the prep time. I also took some of the cookies and chocolate and simply drizzled the remaining colored chocolate over them for an additional decorated dessert…so deliciously patriotic!! They came out great – and it was so easy to do! You could even do it with store bought cookies (gasp!) but I like my cookies the best J.
HOT DOG KABOBS:
.PATRIOTIC CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: