Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{7in7} Five Favorites: Hot Dog Bar

Linking up with Hallie over at Moxie Wife for some Five Favorite fun! It's been awhile since I joined this link-up so I'm excited!


Last week we hosted Bible Study at our apartment for the last time since we hope to be in our new *home sweet home* before we're up to host next! Woohoo! In the past when we've hosted we've made the rounds with fun crock pot ideas and always love a good cold pasta! Hosting is fun for me. Makes me happy at my core. And, even though I am usually beyond exhausted by evening, I couldn't be more happy about the opportunity to share foods with family and friends I love. 

This last round of hosting I'm pretty sure I made my new favorite spread. I got the idea from a good friend who hosted our Girl's Night Dallas group and just had to replicate it because it was such a fun and yummy idea.

So, without further ado, I give you my five favorite hot dogs from the hot dog bar that I served last week.

1. The Steak House Dog
This one was my favorite! I never thought I would have liked it as much as I did! I honestly wouldn't mind a hot dog like this every time I ever have a hot dog for the rest of my life. I mixed the sliced white onion with cherry tomatoes (cut in halves), poured A1 sauce to coat, and left it out so everyone could spoon this yumminess on their hot dog to their delight!

2. The Cuban Dog
This one was good. It wasn't my favorite but I didn't dislike it either. I used cubed ham, Claussen pickles (best pickles ever. ever. ever. ever!), shredded Swiss cheese, and Dijon mustard (because it was what I had). I think next time I would go out of my way to get the spicy mustard and serve it with sliced ham and sliced cheese rather than cubed and shredded. Either way it was good.

3. The Mac n' Cheese Dog
Okay friends, you read that right. Mac n' Cheese dog! So yummy! Not even joking. This was the hot dog that struck me when me friend hosted. I never thought this was a possibility, but friends, it is and it is one you should enjoy! I made mac n' cheese and left Doritos and bacon bits for everyone to have fun with. A lot of people also used chili with this one. Nom nom!

4. The Traditional Dog
Now, in the case of an unadventurous foodie friend present, I added the traditional chili dog with shredded cheddar cheese, and mustard/ketchup. Nothing fancy but always delicious! Happy taste bud parties were definitely had!

5. The Chorizo Dog
I had some chorizo I had been wanting to make sooner than later and decided this might be another fun hot dog combo. I left some of my favorite salsa verde out along with the Chorizo I had made the evening prior. Along with this combo I added some tortilla chips in case they wanted to add some crunch. I was a fan. 


So, there you have it. My five favorites from the Hot Dog Bar spread I had last week. Along with the hot dogs we had chips, veggies and dip, my favorite popcorn cake, and a cookie cake for dessert.

I will definitely be making this again in the future and can't wait! I'm thinking Bigfoot's birthday party will for sure be a hot dog bar party, because kids just love their hot dogs and chips! I'm pretty excited about this fun and easy-peasy hosting fun and wanted to share it with all of you! I hope you're able to enjoy it sometime soon too!

Do you have any hosting favorites? If so, please share! I'm always looking for more fun ways to share food and fun.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out other Five Favorites at Hallie's and other 7 in 7 fun over at Jen's.
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Also, a quick thank you to Morgan for sharing this fun idea through her awesome hosting skills and to Real Simple for 13 fun and creative ways to enjoy a hot dog!


  1. Amanda, this has me starving for a hot dog!! YUM!! I love Sonic's Chicago dog (although, it's funny, I hate relish and some of the things on it, but all together, it just makes it). This is a fun idea, and I hope to use it someday too!

    1. Yay! I've never braved sonic hot dogs because I never thought I'd care for them. After doing this hot dog bar, I just might have to give one a go!

  2. Uh... I am now REALLY wishing we lived closer. I'm always up for a hot dog! Those sound so yummy!!!!

    1. Wished you lived closer to, Maria!! At the very least, once we *finally* are moved in to the new casa, we'll be just a highway away! And since the hubbies are working together, we better get together more often!


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