Thursday, October 3, 2013

Simple Chili Dogs

Okay, where did the week go? Lately my weeks have been flying by. I can't even believe it's October. Never mind the week, where the heck did the year go? Before I know it, it's going to be 2014…that means in a few months I'm going to be 30. 94 days to be exact. Eeeeek. It can slow down anytime now. Would it be odd to start counting backwards at such a young age? I know most start in their 50's….but…I'm thinking about starting now.

All humor aside, I'm actually excited - well, not really exited but looking forward to my thirties - My 20's were kind of Meh, but I feel that my peak will be in my 30's. I feel like I'm finally coming into my own and figuring out the direction I want to take in life and everything else. Who really has their life figured out in their 20's anyway? Not many that I know.

Okay, enough talk about getting older.

Lately I've been working on getting super organized around my house. One major thing that I am working on is a meal planning system. It's not high tech by any means, but I think it will really help me save money,  save me from running to the store everyday, use some of the MANY recipes I have, and save me from having to decide what to make for dinner an hour before I we need to eat. Using more recipes means more recipes to share here. Yay! I knew you'd be excited! ;)

The other night, I was going through the freezer….trying to decide what to make for dinner…well, I found a pack of lonely hotdogs in the back of the freezer. Not wanting plain old boring hotdogs with Ketchup, I headed out to the store to find something to pair with it. (See? Meal planning would have saved me running to the store). I ended up picking up a can of chili.

I try to avoid most processed foods, but sometimes it's not possible, especially if you're not organized or don't feel like cooking after a long day of work. When I do need to resort to processed foods, I always read the labels and chose the "healthiest" with the least amount of ingredients. I chose Amy'sOrganic - Black bean Chili. . It was really good!(I don't get paid for this, I'm just giving my own honest opinion!)  And placed on top of a hotdog, made it all the more tastier.

If you need a recipe here it is:

Chili Dogs:

8 Hot Dogs (I used Applegate Brand)
8 Hot Dog buns  (recipe here)
1 can of Chili

Prepare hotdogs to your liking (fry, grill, steam, boil, etc) Place hotdog in bun and top with Chili.

Even though I love cooking, sometimes it's nice to not slave around in the kitchen. This meal takes the cake on being one of the simplest meals I've ever made.


  1. Great idea to start counting backwards! I might just start doing that! Love these chili dogs!


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