I've been strangely domestic lately so I thought I'd share a little bit of what I've been up to. I'm kind of laughing at myself as I think about how I made dinner two days in a row and made lunch from scratch in that same period of time and I made cookies last night- two different recipes at that. It just dawned on me that not only did I cook dinner (which I also took to the neighbor) and make cookies yesterday it was in the middle of one of those days that was just out of control. I feel like I'm making huge strides. The funny thing is that I actually like to cook and usually do a fairly good job of it but I HATE to clean it all up so I usually take as many shortcuts as possible, such as eat at everyone else's house and cooking food that requires only one dirty dish. But today I made corndogs. Like made corndogs. It was my attempt to save money on groceries this week. I thought if I didn't buy buns I could make corndog batter and the kids would never miss a thing. I used this recipe and thought it was super good. I liked the way the batter was light and crispy. I didn't read the tips at the bottom of the recipe until after I was done (which were extremely clever and helpful) but they still turned out yummy. Maybe next time I'll make some tweaks and see if I can come up with something even better. Or I might not. They were delish. Here's the finished product:
I cut the hot dogs in half and then cut wooden skewers down to size so they were smaller and more kid friendly. And let's face it... it was ultimately to make them easier to dip and fry. Even Jamie from next door liked them. I feel so proud of myself.
If you try this yourself, I'd suggest dipping the hot dogs in flour to help the batter stick a little easier and pouring the batter in a tall glass which will make dipping them even easier. I did neither of these things and still managed to get it done and in hardly any time at all. Yay me!