Friday, July 5, 2013

Overheard at the Cookout

Our youngest invited a friend over for our 4th cookout. It was a small affair. My son and his wife, my SIL and her hubby and the three of us. My other two girls had to work. The little girl called and asked if her parents could come and if there was going to be any drinking at the party. Our answer was yes they were more than welcome to come too, but no, we would not be drinking.

Yesterday at party time they dropped the girl off. I was kinda surprised they didn't stop. She came in the door and I asked if her parents were coming. She said no, they were going somewhere to get drunk.

We are a wild bunch. Hot dog, hamburgers, sweet tea and corn hole.

BTW:

Yesterday morning I read an article that said I was cooking my hot dogs wrong. How do they know? Phone taps, reading email and now this?  It suggested spiral slicing the wiener before throwing it on the grill. Some of you guys may have already done this but I had not seen it before so I tried it. And dang if it didn't turn out pretty good.

This ain't my pic but mine turned out just like these. It cooked through quicker without burning and it helps hold the condiments on the dog. Just slide a skewer through the wiener. Spiral cut down to the skewer then remove the skewer. Easy Peasy.
 
Hope all you guys had a Wonderful Independence Day.

7 comments:

Juli said...

I love those spiral cut hot dogs, yet I have never tried it myself. I'll put it on the to-do list right away! Course, youngest will only eat cheese dogs so this could get quite messy. :)

For the record, I would have come to your party... not much of a drinker. I think it's hysterical though that she sold her parents out.

Simply Suthern said...

When mine were younger the neighbors kids would come over a spill the beans on their parents all the time. We knew all the dirt.

I have no issues with them drinking. I like a cold one. The SIL and BIL had a 20 mile drive home so they didnt want to drink so I didnt.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Hmmm, going to have to try those hot dogs - they look great! Great, now I'm hungry.

Chrissy said...

Thanks. Now I want a hot dog.

I can't believe the parents didn't even stop in to say hello. People are weird. Sounds like a fun time to me. Way better than my 4th was!

Chrissy said...

Thanks. Now I want a hot dog.

I can't believe the parents didn't even stop in to say hello. People are weird. Sounds like a fun time to me. Way better than my 4th was!

Pearl said...

Not only have I never tried the spiral hot dogs, I've never even SEEN this before!

I am thoroughly amused!

:-)

Pearl

Slick said...

I will have to point this out to my Resident Grill Master.

One of my grandkids spilled the beans about her babysitters affair. Unfortunately, she spilled to the husband.