Sunday, July 9, 2017

3rd Annual Hotdog Hoe Down!

It was that time of year again!  Time for our Annual Hot Dog Hoe Down!

To read about our 1st Annual Hoe Down, Click HERE 

To read about our 2nd Annual Hoe Down, Click HERE 

Jill outdid herself!  She is truly the hostess with the mostest!  She got the cutest little food tags and decorated the table with bandanas AND she even got a hot dog trophy- priceless!

This year's dogs and contestants were as follows:
Pepe Dog by Jill
Hercules Dog by Eric
Mac and Cheese Dog by Greer
Taste of Sicily Dog by Gordon
Big Mac Dog by Rob and
Breakfast Dog by Me

 We started the night outside and the kids got plenty of pool time in!  (and a surprise visit by the Ice Cream Truck!)










and then we prepped our dogs, ate and judged!

Greer's Mac and Cheese Dog- pretty self-explanatory!

Rob's Big Mac Dog which included thousand island dressing, pickles, onions and cheese on a sesame seed bun- very authentic!

 I made some yummy Baked Beans so we had a good side dish- everyone loved them- the perfect mix of sweet and savory.  Check out the recipe HERE

My Breakfast Dog- complete with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese all stuffed into a croissant!

Jill's Pepe Dog- here she is putting the finishing touches on it!
Jill made the dog that her dad made when she was growing up- her dad passed this past year- it has been tough for her.  His spirit was with us and we all got to enjoy his recipe which was complete with mustard, onions and celery salt on a buttered and toasted bun! 


Gordon's Taste of Sicily Dog which was complete with sauce, provolone cheese and pepperoni

Eric's Hercules Dog which was complete with Tzatziki, Cucumber, Feta, Tomatoes and Olives

and Alice got in on the action this year with her Everything Dog complete with ketchup, mustard, tomatoes and butter ;)



Ben was a big fan of the Big Mac Dog!



 and the winner was.....
JILL!
The Pepe Dog took first place!  It was delish and a great tribute!
 (Here she is with the famous/infamous trophy!) Ha ha!!


After dinner, the kids did some more horsing around while we chilled and enjoyed the weather....

(This picture, as we say, is foreshadowing of high school- eek!)

(and this is what started as Eric's new shed...it is now "Mantown" worthy and the guys are envious! Rob is loving life up there)

Love this tradition we started a few years back and I really hope we continue it for years to come! Yee Haw!

2 comments :

A Gal Named Al said...

I LOLed about the trophy- too funny! I love this party idea- your dog sounds yummy, and I know Robert would die over those Sicily dogs. Yum! Y'all are so fun! Have a great week!

Tara @ Mommy In A Nutshell said...

THIS IS AMAZING!! You and your friends put on the best parties. I would love to go to a Hotdog Hoe Down. Very creative and fun!

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