Unlike most of America, our family started our kickoff to summer two weeks ago. For the past several years we’ve been vacationing in Florida on Mother’s Day weekend every year. This year we decided to extend our vacation to two weeks since one just didn’t seem long enough. Unfortunately due to other vacationer’s earlier planning, we ended up checking out earlier than expected and not spending Memorial Day in Florida. On the other hand, we were able to beat the Memorial Day traffic (somewhat) and getting to still enjoy a full 3 day weekend at home.
After spending two weeks away from home, we were ready for a laid back weekend. We didn’t spend a lot or go many places, instead we just wanted to enjoy a few more days together in the solaces of our home.
No obligations, no plans, and it was perfect. We grilled out several nights, went to the playground and to a bounce house. A laid back holiday weekend and where everyone had fun!
Since we were gone for so long, grocery shopping was in order before cooking any meals at home. We planned meals for the weekend that included America’s summer favorites.
My husband has had a craving for hot dogs for months now, but I’ve never been a big fan of hot dogs so I don’t buy them. Because I don’t buy them often, my oldest has only had hot dogs one time with ketchup only and Cupcake has never had a hot dog.
For the Memorial Day weekend, I figured it was as good a time as any to let him indulge and pick up his favorite brand that coincidentally, I’ve never tried. I picked up a few packs of Hebrew National with several ideas of how to dress them up. Check out my recipe for spicy, Kosher chili dogs.
Spicy Kosher Chili Dogs
- 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans
- 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilies
- 1 c. red onions, chopped
- 1 c. green pepper, chopped
- 1/4 c. tomato sauce
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- Hebrew National Hot Dogs
- Dairy Free Hot Dog Buns
- 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, sliced
- Lightly spray small pan and use to sauté onions and peppers until browned, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer onion/pepper mix and all other ingredients into medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until boiling.
- Then, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, grill Hebrew National hot dogs until browned with grill marks.
- Place Hebrew National hot dogs on dairy free hot dog buns, cover with chili, and garnish with pepper slices.
After trying several different varieties of hot dogs this weekend, it looks like Hebrew National hot dogs will make it into our home more often now. My husband was already a fan, but being made with all beef, these tasted unlike the hot dogs I’ve tasted in my past. Cakes was in love with the Hebrew National hot dogs with all of her favorite toppings – ketchup, pickles, and onions. And Cupcake had her first taste of hot dog ever. She was a fan of grilled hot dogs but loved them even more cold, although that might have something to do with the teething. Even our dog loved Hebrew National!
How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend?
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