Keith saw his mom reading this site and asked her if I had tips for hot dogs? She wrote in to ask.
First things first: The dog.
If I'm not boiling the dogs, I put them in the microwave. If like mine to be more than warm. I like them cooked. You need to figure out how you want your hot dog. Some people want a little dark spot or two on it. If that's you, learn how long you like them cooked.
If you have hot dogs and buns, that's all you need and you can use a slice of bread with a dog in a pinch. But if you're trying to dress up your dog there are various things you can do.
If you have cheese slices for a sandwich, you can put that in the bun and put the dog on top and cook. You'll have a cheese dog.
Onions, tomatoes and pickles make good toppings.
A Chicago Hot Dog is a fancy hot dog. You take a bun, put mayo or mustard on it, add "sandwich stuffers." What? These are flat pickles. You put one in each bun (or two if you've got a big bun). You add the dog. You top with onion and a slice of tomato.
You can make a hot dog and spoon some mac and cheese over it. You can put mushrooms on it -- fresh or from a can. If from a can, heat it in a little bit of butter in a bowl in the microwave for less than 30 seconds before putting it on the hot dog.
You can do anything with a hot dog.
Right now I usually do the economy or politics. Not tonight. I wasn't in the mood for the economy and politics? I am not highlighting any site that's slamming Kathryn Bigelow.
People need to stop it. They need to stop lying and they need to stop going after her. If they're really bothered by torture -- which does continue today -- then they need to call out Barack Obama. They can't do that, the little ass kiss Michael Ratners, but they can sure go to town on a woman. They can kiss my butt.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: