16 April 2010

Chili Dogs and Strawberry Cupcakes

I'm going to start out by saying this. My friend Melissa is pretty much one of the best chefs I have ever met. Brian has been out of town since Tuesday, so earlier this week, she invited the boys and I over for dinner tonight. She also takes H after school on Wednesdays (sorry Melissa, had to link that one -- I still trust you 110%), and when he was over this week, asked him what he wanted for dinner. His reply ... hot dogs. Hot dogs! From the same person I just said is one of the best chefs I've ever met. He could have picked anything, really. It's almost like the time he ate at their house and told me to get the recipe for best pizza he's ever had. Anyhow, he's been looking forward to it all week, and felt very special that he got to plan the menu. So tonight, we headed over to the Elsmo's for hot dogs. C even sported his suit again. By the way, never tell him he looks handsome. He's sharp -- that's ok to say. Back to the hot dogs. They were not any hot dog, of course. They were chili dogs. And honest to goodness, I've never tried one before in my life, but they were so crazy good. Yum. I brought cupcakes. I used the Trader Joe's vanilla bean cake mix, and made my own frosting. I basically used this recipe (mine actually had 3 T flour, but I can't remember where I originally found it) and added 1/2 cup pureed strawberries and topped them with dried strawberries. I thought they turned out pretty good. But the boys told me after wards they didn't love the frosting -- it wasn't sweet enough (probably the reason I thought it was awesome). Nonetheless, what a great, relaxing night. Thanks guys.

1 comment:

Mel said...

We always love having you over! We ALL loved the cupcakes, too. Thanks for the nice words about my food. I thought it was pretty nice we both took it down a notch and everything was still super yummy!