Tuesday, April 9, 2013

hot dogs and hamburgers

since today has the promise of 85 degrees and it is "h" day---i can't help but think of cook-outs and summertime---so naturally, hot dogs and hamburgers are on the menu in my head--

we actually don't cook out that much---usually memorial day weekend, which is when we celebrate colin and kelli's birthdays and 4th of july----sometimes labor day----but just in everyday life, we are known to have a hot dog here and there------

as a matter of fact, one of robyn's favorite meals, is my famous "hot dog hash"----now wait, it's better than it sounds----it's cut up hot dogs, potatoes and onions--fried with lots of oil---my mom used to make it quite often---

but today i would like to talk about, the usual way we eat them both, on buns with lots of toppings---

my favorite ways to eat a hot dog on a bun would be between three choices---just mustard and sweet pickle relish---sauerkraut and spicy mustard or cheese and chili-----

when i do entertain with hot dogs and hamburgers, i really get into having these things on my condiment tray----onions, diced and sliced, cheese slices, of course catsup, maybe three kinds of mustards--relish--pickle spears, bread and butter slices--oh and tomatoes-----and mayo for dustin-----lettuce sometimes--

frank would love hot peppers, but we usually don't have them---

so just having a little fun today, thinking of food and family----

tell me, which do you prefer, a hot dog or a hamburger and what do you top them with!


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  1. I am a 'no condiments' person. I never put anything on hotdogs and only cheese on my hamburger. My kids are mostly the same though they will use some ketchup or onions now and again.

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    1. yeah, i can eat a hot dog plain, esp. if it's burned---yep, i love just cheese sometimes on my hamburger, susan!

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  2. I definitely am a hamburger person, though I do not each much beef. Toppings are carmelized onions and gorgonzola cheese. My favorite cook-out item is smoked pulled pork. My neighbor is already asking when I am going to make it again, but with possible snow on Thursday night, it won't be anytime soon. 85? I can only dream at this point.

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    1. omgosh--your hamburger sounds divine-----oh yeah---i love love love barbecue--hope ya get your dream soon denise :)

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  3. Mmmmm.... you have me drooling. Now I'm going to be thinking about a hotdog with sauerkraut and spicy mustard all day!

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    1. haha---i saw a great recipe for homemade sauerkraut, that i am dying to try this summer, i will let ya know when i do, kate :)

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  4. Sorry, I can't choose between the two. I LOVE both barbequed H and H's.

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    1. haha i know, i don't usually choose either teresa ;)

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  5. You've made me hungry and it's only 9:30am. I love both equally, although I can no longer partake in either. Cheese and chili on my dogs, loaded on my burgers!! We have a wonderful family owned drive-in 50's style place near where we live that make the best of both, that is a summertime tradition for us!

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    1. mmmm i wish we still had some of the mom and pop style places--most of ours have gone by the wayside----sorry to make ya hungry ;)

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  6. Yum, you've got me thinking about summer while we are having a snow day here in Colorado. We cook out a ton, even in winter. So easy to throw some meat on the grill. Enjoy the warm weather!

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    1. i don't know why we don't grill more---that's great that you do, even in winter rebecca!

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  7. I love both, but I have been known to request hot dogs for my birthday dinner! Lots of ketchup, mustard, and sweet pickle relish, usually too much, so it drips onto my plate. Delish!

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    1. i will have to try the ketchup with it--gotta admit, it sound awesome michelle!

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  8. I like both, but I usually go for the hot dogs—with mustard, relish, and onions, please. :)

    Have a great day!

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    1. i would make you one right now, since you asked so nicely, dana ;)

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  9. I love cook outs in the spring and summer---on days that it's not scorching out. I usually go for a burger- hot dogs have too much 'stuff' in them. LOL My dad is bringing super dogs down this weekend. Now those are hard to pass up!

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    1. oh, tell me more--what are super dogs!!

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  10. I like to go for one of each! I top my hot dog with ketchup, shredded cheese if it is available and diced onion. I prefer to my burgers to have any cheese that is not American cheese, I just don't like it for some reason... too creamy or something. And I am a mayo girl ALL the way, no miracle whip for me! I can't wait until it is warm enough to grill here, we grill as much as possible! -ejw

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    1. mmm yours sound good--am i prefer mayo too thanks ejw :)

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  11. I'll take a hamburger with: cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles.... extra pickles, ketchup, and mustard.
    My stomach is growling now. :)

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    1. you take it like my husband---always the extra pickles too jackie!

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  12. I usually dont eat burgers but cant seem to resist one off the grill with sprouts, avacado and swiss....I want one now but its still 30 degrees here!

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    1. haha, now that's still cold---but yours sounds amazing--i am really starting to love avacado--thanks for the idea zoe :)

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  13. The foods of summer...gotta love them.

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  14. I'm more a hamburger kind of gal--but if you're dealing with mid-80's, I'm wondering where you live, because that's exactly the kind of weather we're expecting here in Florida today. It may even get as high as 90. I'm so not ready for summer...

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    1. i live in virginia---we are loving it---hope you don't get too hot crystal!

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  15. Ah! Your post made me super hungry, Lynn!! And I am a mustard and sweet pickle relish girl, too. :)

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    1. haha i knew we were kindred spirits, suze!!:)

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  16. I'm neither a Hotdog or a Hamburger fan Lynn, but since being back in Scotland I'm into the Haggis.

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    1. omgosh--i have heard of it---can't believe you don't like either :)

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  17. haven't heard that song in a very long time. Fun.
    When i was a kid - my brother and i would take a bus into town to swim - on the way back we stopped at a place called "Foxy Dog.' You could buy a hot dog - then, go to a food island in the center of the room - where they had too many topping to count . . . anything you could thing of would be there to choose . . . it was - an experience.
    -g-

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    1. mmmm sounds good---that's what i like, lots of choices----i know, it's a kinda crazy but fun song--glad you liked it maggid :)

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  18. I love hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. I'm always happy when the warmer weather rolls around for that. Well, I've been known to barbecue in the snow! I don't top my hotdogs with anything, but I love lots of cheese and bacon on my burgers.

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    1. now you sound like my husband--he would have bacon with everything---me i really don't like bacon except by itself or maybe with egg---wow you barbecue in the snow---i will have to remember that christine :)

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  19. It's snowing here, so no cookouts! Yet.... No ketchup on a hot dog is really my only stipulation. Other than that anything goes! Love sweet relish on it all. Cheddar cheese is best, but any kind will do EXCEPT cheese FOOD. It would. Be so nice to have a grilled hot dog right now.

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    1. you reminded me donna, how my mom would make a slit in the hot dogs and fill them with cheddar cheese,---i know, with our nice weather, i can't believe we didn't grill---maybe this weekend as we are suppose to have nice weather although not as warm as today--sorry don't mean to rub it in ;)

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  20. 85 degrees that's awesome, we've got a foot of snow today, no school. My kids love hotdogs but very plain, ketchup only. I like to top mine with mustard, pickle relish and sauerkraut.

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    1. oh wow---i think--hope we are done with the snow here---i bet your kids are loving it though----yeah kids usually like it kinda plain--i see you like the works dan :)

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  21. Hamburger. And I eat it with a knife and fork.

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    1. i can dig it that way too, and with just a little salt, joy :)

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  22. Totally fun post! I'm a vegetarian but that doesn't mean I haven't eaten my share of hot dogs and hamburgers earlier on. I am a hamburger girl: extra cheese, bacon,lettuce, mustard (EEE--I know) and mayo! And a bun of course! :)
    nice to meet you!

    jean A to Z 3rd year

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    1. wow, you do like the works haha--love it jean :)

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  23. Oh dear I could never decide! But I do love relish on my dogs.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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    1. haha i know, it is a hard choice, sarah :)

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  24. I love hot dogs with lots of relish. During my pregnancy, I couldn't have any hot dogs, and I remember craving them so much!

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    1. yeah i heard that later after most of my pregnancies, that they were to be avoided--bet you did miss em cynthia :)

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  25. I love hot dogs with mustard, but my local burger place also does an amazing 'Tropical Burger' with peanut butter and pineapple. I'm hungry now... :-)

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    1. wow that's different, and sounds kinda good ermie :)

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  26. I like my hot dogs with mustard relish and catsup, hamburgers with cheese and the same. And boy do I wish it was 85 degrees here!

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    1. not to brag, but we are suppose to hit a record today here in richmond va.--91!

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  27. Hi, hungry at almost 11:40 p.m. here just reading your post. Love hot dogs cut up with chili on a plate or all the way on a bun. Down South, all the way is chili, onion, and mustard. I add ketchup to mine. :)

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    1. sounds good---haha, i hope i didn't make you eat late, mary ;)

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  28. I like both. However I haven't had a hotdog on a bun in probably a year since I quit eating wheat and I have not splurged on the buns. But, I love sweet relish and honey mustard.
    I love my burgers. I wrap it in lettuce and topped with tomato, lettuce, pickle onion, hot peppers. Maybe avocado if I have it.
    It has turned back cold here, but I did grill a couple days ago.

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    1. your burgers sound really good, i am starting to appreciate avocado---hope ya get the warm weather soon, ruth!

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  29. Hi Lynn,

    You must be so happy to have lovely weather there.
    I enjoy both burgers and hot dogs and like onions, sweet chilli sauce, tomato sauce, and the burger, cheese, tomato, beetroot, lettuce and onions.

    Happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. oh yeah, loving this warm weather--it's suppose to be downright hot today, record setting 91! you know, i can't tell you when i have used chili sauce--and i love it--i used to use it all the time, esp. liked it in my meatloaf--what is beetroot?--hope you have a great day carolyn :)

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  30. You've made me hungry and it's really late at night so, I can't eat. lol
    We cook out on the grill a lot! I prefer hamburgers, but I will buy hot dogs every once in awhile. We cook chicken, pork chops, ribs and rib eye steaks are a real treat. :)
    Happy grilling!

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    1. haha, sorry marie! do you cook your chicken some first inside---i hope to grill more this season :)

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  31. I like hot dogs, but I can't eat them as often as I'd like to. It's fun having summer cookouts.

    Julie

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    1. do they bother you julie?---i know, i am planning to enjoy the heck out of summer this year :)

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  32. Cheeseburger in paradise, a little bit of ketchup and a pickle slice :-P

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    1. haha, yeah, you and jimmy got the right idea, rch ;)

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  33. OMG Lynn, after visiting the states for the first time last year, I fell in love with your hotdogs. Simply with ketchup. Perfect!

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    1. oh cool! now you probably want to have one with some of these wonderful ways, people have commented they have them---there are no rules, jodie :)

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