What's up, dog?
Guess how many hot dogs will be eaten this Independence Day? If you guessed 150 million, I'd be concerned for you. But you would also be right. That's a lot of weiners.
Hot dogs are always on the menu for the Fourth of July, but why not heighten the occasion? Go all out with a hot dog bar, where people can stack up thematic franks with uncommon toppings. The great Nora Ephron always said that people love to play with their food.
The below toppings can be combined for a taste you'll relish. See what I did there?
The Buffalo Dog: Hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese & diced celery
Blue Hawaii: Pineapple chunks, bacon and BBQ sauce
Garden Party: Caramelized onions, grilled peppers, jalapenos and mushrooms
El Mariachi: Jalapenos, corn, cilantro, diced onion and cojita cheese
The American Dream: American cheese, onion dip and crushed potato chips
Some entertaining tips:
Make a chalkboard menu with combo suggestions
Create fun names for thematic hot dogs
Have a DAREDEVIL section for outlandish toppings, like super-spicy ghost peppers, peanut butter or even marshmallows! Scour your cabinets and you'll be sure to find some stand-out options.
Happy Independence Day!