Family In A Bun

The simplest way to explain how and why we started a blog is the hot dog.

Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

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Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

Yes, sir. We actually started Someday I’ll Learn in the spirit of new families learning what it takes to operate well and survive together. After we got our feet under us, of course, we expanded to family adventure and the advanced experiences that make spending time with each other great. Just like the hot dog.

Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

The hot dog is one of the simplest and greatest of foods. It’s like a meat banana. Just about everything you need is right there for the staple of a meal. When you start out, all you need is a hot dog and a bun. BAM! You have a meal. A small meal, but a meal nonetheless.

That's just like the beginning of a family. Everything can start out simple.

Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

Then one night, just after I slipped into creamy cloudy dreamland, my wife rolled over in bed and said, “I think we're ready for some mustard.” Bleary-eyed, I slowly looked at her, rubbed my face and asked, “What?”

Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

“I think we’re ready for a baby,” she stated again. And like the great novice chefs that we were, we set off on expanding our hot dog.

Seattle hot dog: caramelized onions, spicy mustard, sauerkraut and one other special ingredient!

Five years later, my hot dog is so advanced, you couldn’t make it back to your seat in Dodger stadium without spilling some of it. Well, to be honest, neither can we. Oh, with four boys, we have a little bit of everything: sauerkraut, onions, spicy mustard and sweet relish. Sure, onions is a bit of a crybaby but we love him all the same and at least he doesn’t break as much stuff as spicy mustard. Spicy mustard is the zany one, after all.

Family is like a hot dog. Everyone can make one and you can always build on it.ast weekend, I got to shoot this fun piece Chelsea's working on for Bar-S to share her spin on the classic “Seattle hot dog.” Click to watch her slather a hot dog with some of her favorite things, including goat cheese and caramelized onions.

Last weekend, I got to shoot this fun piece Chelsea's working on for Bar-S to share her spin on the classic “Seattle hot dog.” Click to watch her slather a hot dog with some of her favorite things, including goat cheese and caramelized onions.

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Tangy Goat Cheese Twist on a Seattle Dog
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Ingredients
  • Bar-S hot dog
  • Sweet onion sliced thin
  • Goat cheese
  • Spicy mustard
  • Hot dog bun
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and saute onions, turning frequently, for about 15 minutes or until dark brown and very soft.
  2. Barbecue hot dog or heat in pan over medium-high heat one minute per side, until cooked through.
  3. Lay hot dog in bun and top with two tablespoons goat cheese, two tablespoons grilled onions and a squeeze of spicy mustard.

 
Or, if you're in a hurry, you can print the recipe right from here. Then go vote for the Seattle dog in the Bar-S Bracket Challenge, now through April 3rd!
 
If your family were a hot dog, what would the toppings be?