If there is anything my husband enjoys more than football, it’s football food. I decided to make him mini corn dogs – however, I learned a valuable lesson. Um, you should always buy all beef hotdogs. Turns out I bought the cheap “chicken and pork” variety, so while he enjoyed the coating, don’t skimp on the dog, okay?
Corn Dogs – this is enough batter for 4 hot dogs, cut into thirds. You could use the leftover batter to make corn fritters.
- 4 hot dogs, cut into thirds (good beef hot dogs!)
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 1/2 cup flour
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
Mix all the ingredients together, dunk the hot dogs and deep fry at 375 for 5-6 minutes.
I had a Bizzy day in the kitchen. I made my SIL’s lunches for the week, and when she stopped by to pick up her food, Tony showed her a picture of the deep dish pizza I made over the weekend. I went to show her some other pictures and when Tony saw this he was like: “what the hell is that?”
I told him not to worry about it – it was part of our marinade for kabobs I was making. You know there are just some recipes when you read the ingredients and think “that’s sounds so gross!” But when I read this recipe, I was actually really intrigued.
I used a pork roast that I cut into cubes, but you could use pork tenderloin, pork butt or pork shoulder.
- 1 pound pork, cubed
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 cup of Coke
- 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- I added the zest of the lemon
Mix the pork with the marinade and soak for 3 hours or overnight.
For the glaze:
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Put the pork on skewers alternating with your veggie of choice. Grill for about 10-15 minutes, basting the pork with the glaze sauce. I soaked my skewers for a few hours, guess it wasn’t long enough!
I served our pork over white rice. These were really tasty – I never would have thought ketchup and honey would work together, but these were tender, tangy and delicious.
It was such a gorgeous fall day yesterday, I had to get outside. I decided to run/walk 3.4 miles and was surprised that I could actually run – my head cold still doesn’t want to leave me, so I would walk 2 minutes, run 3 minutes. I did the 3.4 miles in 39 minutes.
I am off to make a spinach egg white omelet, and am looking forward to my Italian Sausage and spinach soup for lunch – come back tomorrow for that recipe – its so good!
Happy Monday – how was your weekend?