Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick-n-Easy

I like to take my time and fix a meal. I don't mind recipes that have lots of steps. But sometimes I am in a hurry. We had unexpected company for lunch on Sunday. Now, on Sundays I usually sleep in a bit. Instead of getting up at 5:30 or 6:00, I usually sleep till 7:00 or so. I get up, fix some breakfast and get ready to go to church, we head out the door about 9:30. Lunch a lot of times on Sunday afternoons is whatever they have that looks good from the Deli. Unless I stick something in the crockpot. We usually get home between 12:30 and 1:00 and eat, then take a nap.

Well, with unexpected company, we had to make do. We had some salad and with fresh tomatoes, that was no problem. We got some chips out and made some iced tea. But what to make for a main?

We had hot dogs, so here is what I came up with.

Sorry, no pics, they were devoured on the spot.

Barbecued Hot Dogs
Serves 4-6 depending on how hungry you are

1 onion, slivered
2 tablespoons butter (I used olive oil)
8 hot dogs
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon mustard (I used more)
Buns

In saucepan, brown onion in butter. Add rest of ingredients except buns and hot dogs, simmer 30 minutes. Pot hot dogs all over with a fork and place in oblong baking dish. Pour sauce over hot dogs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot on buns.

Now, since I was in a hurry, I just put the oil in a skillet and threw the hotdogs and onion in and browned them a bit. I mixed all of the other ingredients (forgot the vinegar!) and poured it in and then let that simmer for a while, until the sauce thickened up a bit. I did not measure, but it still came out delicious. I also added in about 1/2 teaspoon or so of liquid smoke. They were quite tasty and quick!

2 comments:

Angela said...

My oldest would live on hot dogs and this would be a nice change for her.

Cheryl said...

I love hot dogs and the pancakes from your previous post, exactly the way I like em! I am going to try the hot dogs tho!