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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Red Hot Cookery, It's A Hot Dog Kinda Day!

Picnic Month wouldn't be the same if we didn't at least give a nod to The Hot Dog. Since July also happens to be National Hot Dog Month, what better time to serve up
40 Fabulous Things To Do with Franks?

Fast, Easy, Foolproof! That's the Frankfurt. Everyone's favorite. Fix it plain, fix it fancy. For the family, for your guests. Here are 40 ways to begin--along with our wishes for happy eating!

I must warn you though. These "Red Hot" recipes may just be a bit out of your league.

Others may frankly make a bit of sense.

I just don't see these Ring Arounds cutting the mustard. However, you may prefer grounders...

Here's a home run if you have a chafing dish handy.

A curve ball...

An All American...

Stop, Go, Hurry Up...

Out!

Now that's what I call some Red Hot Cookery!

I'm guessing this undated booklet was probably produced around the 1940s. I find it rather odd that it is stamped on the back Vogel's Shoe Store, Sandusky, Ohio. How, why the House of Fine Meat Specialties would hawk their wares at a shoe store is beyond me!

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  1. ooh that looks very interesting - makes me feel like running out to buy a packet of veg hot dogs and having a play with them - the pancakes look so cute

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    1. You do that Johanna and don't forget to share.

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  2. I have hot dogs maybe twice a year - and it's that time of the year again! This is such a fun post - I love all of your resources that you so kindly share with us. That shoe store thing is really puzzling. Maybe they were giving away hot dogs as some kind of sales promotion? Seems an odd thing for a shoe store to do, though! I love small mysteries like that! Really entertaining post - thanks so much.

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    1. I did some quick research John and you're probably pretty close. It seems that Vogel's was a very large store in its day and did many promotions. Hot dogging it certainly could have been one of them.

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  3. What fun! I do adore hot dogs, but haven't eaten one since the kids were little!! The best ones were always at the ball games....but grilled in the back yard a close second. My kids loved them wrapped (with cheese) in a bread slice and roasted in the oven.

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    1. Baseball and Hot Dogs, oh yea! It may sound odd but I can't wait until my grandson has his first baseball hot dog Barbara! I may need to try that oven trick on Marion, lol...

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  4. i'm not ashamed of my hot dog love! they're extremely versatile, this post alone introduced me to so many fun new things to do with them!

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    1. I'm a hot dog girl from way back Grace. I prefer mine with lots of mustard on an old fashion hot dog bun!

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  5. What a fabulous post!! I never knew you could do so much with a frank!!
    Mary x

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  6. It IS a hot dog kind of day Louise. I bought a package this morning (organic grass-fed even) to help us get through the hot spell. Almost makes the heat fun (but not quite ;-) )!

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    1. I'll let you in on a little secret Inger, July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day! You might want to prepare your "organic" dogs then!

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  7. So much hot dog goodness here :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    P.S I will not be commenting for 4 weeks due to exams - see you afterwards :)

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    1. I think it's a pretty cool booklet, Uru. I just wish I was more sure of the date.

      Not to worry about commenting. You study for those exams!

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  8. Well, why not hawk your foodstuffs in a shoe store? Shoe shopping can be mighty tiring work!

    As for me, well, I'll take mine grilled in the George Foreman, on a nice soft bun with a touch of Dijon mustard and some sweet pickle relish. How's that for specific?

    (And sometimes I make a mistake and call the new puppy "Thor". I thought we should name him "Thor, Too," but everyone else disagreed.)

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    1. Pretty specific actually:) The Foreman Grill does make a mean hot dog Marjie. I'll skip the relish though:)

      I wasn't going to say anything about how much Brutus reminds me of Thor but when I first looked at that post, I just couldn't help myself, I suppose it is best the puppy, who is growing by leaps and bounds btw, has his own identity:)

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  9. Oh Louise ... everyone loves hotdogs at my home . I don't dare ask the kids what they want to eat and it's always weiners mama . I showed this post to them and they went wild , yelling they can eat weiners til Thanksgiving :) .... thanks for sharing the many different ways to fix them ... the history was interesting ... love visiting your home you have so much good information .Busy day tomorrow , gonna try the 'The Minute Meal' tomorrow , thanks for sharing .

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    1. I would have loved to see your kids go "wild" after seeing this post, Nee. Kids sure do have a way of really appreciating Hot Dogs! Let us know how the Minute Meal goes...

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  10. No kidding? July is National Hot Dog month? I host a wiener-fest (hot dog/sausage bbq) the end of August) I'm going to have to change it to July next year.

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    1. I kid you not, Debbie. As a matter of fact, National Hot dog Month is sanctioned by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (yes there really is one:) I wouldn't change my plans though. August is good month to host a wiener fest because National Mustard Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in August! August is also National Peach Month if you're looking for a festive dessert!

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  11. Fun ideas! It is quite difficult to find real Frankfurters here... Those penny pancakes look interesting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Really Rosa, I'm surprised you don't have access to good Franks in Switzerland. I suppose you could use sausage for the penny pancakes just call them nickel pancakes, lol...

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  12. Hot dogs were a staple at family cookouts when I was growing up just South of Philly. But I am pretty sure they are all over the USA. I like then old cookbook shots you have here. Making me hungry too!

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    1. I've done many posts in the past for National Hot Dog Month so I was surprised when I realized I never shared this book. So glad you liked it Tina...

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  13. I love the old recipes and ads you put in your posts. I'm doing a hot dog post, too, next week! It's the all-American summer meal.

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    1. Hot Dogs are the All American Summer meal, Linda. As a matter of fact, not only is July National Hot Dog Month, July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day! Do let us know when you post:)

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  14. Interesting. I think I'll take my usual kosher beef bun length frank with ketsup and mustard though...

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    1. No ketchup for me, Channon. I dislike ketchup immensely! Now a Sabrett's Hot Dog, a real one, or a Nathan's hot dog, another real one would be just fine with me! Of course, I would love to enjoy them both on the streets of New York City under an umbrella, lol...

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  15. I'm fascinated by the question of the date of the booklet. There are so many distinctively styled items, such as the plate & flatware in the pancake photo, the chafing dishes and dramatic skewers... when were those things popular? When would they have been "natural" for serving a homey meal of franks?

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    1. My first reaction was to date the booklet in the 1960s Mae but, after quick research, I discovered that the Vogel Shoe Store may have gone out of business in the late 50s. That's why I went with the 40s. Another reason why I think ALL books and booklets should be dated!!! What do you think?

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  16. Whoa, I never knew there were so many options when it came to hot dog recipes. I like mine grilled to a crisp with mustard :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I suppose when you are the purveyor of such items, Liz you must dream up any and all ways to serve them. it seems like they are making a pretty good impression in this post. I too prefer mine grilled and with mustard, sometimes, sauerkraut if I'm in the mood. Actually, I'm more particular about the bun!

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  17. Oh, wow .... I just love the Penny Pancakes, and the Coin Dot Macaronic and Cheese is just like the Polka Dot Macaroni and Cheese we used to make from the Betty Crocker Boy's and Girl's Cookbook when I was a kid. My favorite. If it weren't so darn hot out, I'd be running to the supermarket for a pack of dogs this second! Stay cool, Louise!

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    1. One of the reasons I had such a time dating this booklet, T.W. was because I too remember those dishes from the 60s. I guess I will have to do further research to find out when this book was produced. In the mean time, I'll be dreaming about a good Sabretts Hot dog to hold me over. Do they still have Sabrett vendors in the city? Expecting cool weather this weekend, Yeah!

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  18. I love the ideal of the minute meal. I am sure my kids will love you for inspiring their mom.

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    1. Do let us know if you try it, Edith. Thanks for visiting...

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  19. Believe it or not, I just had the nicest hotdog yesterday! I love those with crispy skin! Nice sharing, Louise!

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    1. Oh my, a crispy hot dog is the only way to go Shirley. I may just have one for National Hot Dog Day! (July 23rd:)

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  20. Hi Louise, I love hotdogs but eat in moderation. Excellent ideas and great recipes. Thanks for sharing this precious collection. Love it!

    Best regards.

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  21. Thank YOU for visiting, Amelia. so glad you enjoyed your visit. Drop by any time!

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