Now that Easter is over, all I want is picnic food. Honestly though, I crave picnic time all times of year, but it’s starting to get a little bit out of control. In the end, I just really feel bad for Zach, who will probably have to eat cold pasta and potato salads, hot dogs and hamburgers for the next month. ;) It’s ok though. At least he doesn’t have to cook dinner! Last night I made Tex Mex Hot Dogs. They were a total win. Hot dogs may just be my favorite part of summer. Even though, they are fun to jazz up, sometimes you just want a hot dog with a drizzle of ketchup. This hot dog in particular is an example of a “jazzed-up version.” Feel free to substitute any hot dog you like: chicken, turkey, beef, etc; and try not to burn the buns like I did (see visuals). :) I like a little char to my food (I know it’s totally weird), but I can bet that most of you don’t! If you want to go ahead and start planning your Memorial Day menu soon, add these hot dogs to your hot dog bar, and have your guests construct their own! It’s such a fun way to have a picnic and it’s easy too!
Hey, do you guys follow along on Pinterest? If not, you totally should. There’s all kinds of fun little things going on over there. I just started a new Pinboard dedicated to all things Memorial Day (for obvious reasons). Check it out!
Beer: Pub Dog Brewing’s Rabid Hop
Brewery: Pub Dog Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Description: I wanted a strong IPA for this beer pairing. I think it was the spicy kick you get from the peppers and salsa that really needed an Imperial IPA. Zach and I just had the chance to try Rabid Hop. I really love this beer for the warmer months. It’s a really great Double IPA with citrus, floral and piney notes. This beer was only brewed once, so if you can still get a bottle, I highly suggest that you do. If not, any of your favorite Double IPAs would be perfect for the job!