"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, July 8, 2013

baby you're a firework {cheese stuffed bacon wrapped hot dogs & grilled corn}

THE 4TH OF JULY:
where you are hungry at 9am 
when you eat breakfast,
and then you never feel hungry again 
for 
the 
rest 
of 
the 
day.
i give you...
the 4th of july
at the
FAMILY YARD:)
when brody's friend saw these he said, 
and i quote,
"i volunteer as tribute!!!"
my sentiments exactly:)

cheese stuffed
bacon wrapped
hot dogs
{totally labor intensive, TOTALLY worth it.}
1. cut hot dogs, but not all the way through.
2. stuff with shredded cheese {i used colby jack}.
3. grill bacon and wrap hot dog, using toothpicks to secure for baking {you can use precooked bacon, but cooking it fresh is soooo much more amazing}.
4. place cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dogs on PAM sprayed foiled cookie sheet in a 450* oven for about 10 min 
or until the hot dogs look cooked.
5. toast buns in a pan: spread mayo on the insides of the buns before toasting to give them the most DEEEELICIOUS taste and pretty toasted look you have ever experienced on a bun.
6. carefully remove toothpicks, no big deal if the bacon breaks, just put it back in place on the bun.
7. serve/INHALE immediately!
YOU HAD ME AT HELLLLLLLOOOOOOO:)
ABOVE:
the scene of the crime. 
where troy smoked his ribs all day 
and made the best french fries i have ever fancied 
in
my
entire
life.
salty, crispy, golden brown.
no other fries will ever compare.
i knew the corn was done b/c it started popping on the grill inside of it's shucks.
i may never boil corn ever again.
it was my favorite thing of the day.
sweet, grilled, mayonnaise, Parmesan, chili lickin' good.

GRILLED CORN ON THE COB
1. soak corn in water {i didn't and it was fine, but andrea said that would keep the shucks from burning better next time}.
2. turn after 15 minutes.
3. turn again after 15 minutes.
4. continue until you start to hear the corn popping.
5. then you know they're done:)

iccccceeeeee creeeeeaaaaammmm.
be there first.
for the creamiest cones.
i put chocolate at the bottom this year.
hello hello hello.
and then troy made french fries 
off of the back of his meat smoker 
where he was smoking the ribs, 
so we dipped them in ice cream.
the fries.
not the ribs.
the ribs didn't even need bbq sauce they were so amazing. 
summer time,
when the livin's eeeeeeaaaaaasssssyyyyy.
in the coolest of teenage boy voices i overheard johnny say,
"brennan, can you go in the pool with that, you're splashing me."
i died laughing.
all of that hot water was getting to his head, and i just couldn't stop laughing at how he said it.
you had to be there.
not boogers.
mustache.
just when you thought troy didn't have 
anything else up his sleeves.
i liked the blue the best.
but i don't really like cotton candy anyway.
everyone else liked the green.
except max who favored pink.
typical:)
round number 500 of swimming for the day,
where you no longer care about swim diapers, suits, or sunscreen.
just throw them naked in to wash off the cotton candy 
and snow cone debris.
my favorite time of the night.
{the end.}
it took us three days to recover.
...
and last but not least...
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY 
to my mom today!
one year older and wiser too!
happy birthday,
TO
YOU!

3 comments:

VandyJ said...

What an awesome way to spend the day!

Sue said...

Great pics but I can't help focusing on the food! Especially those hot dogs!!

=)

Emmy said...

Thank you girl!! I am so making those hot dogs.

Looks like you guys had so much fun. Love the naked bum picture