Tidbits

Hot Dogs with All the Fixins

Posted by Anne Yorks on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sick of blog posts about pink stuff? Well, here's one for the guys.

Let's start it off with a quiz just to be sure you're paying attention. Which picture displays real hot dogs, not cookies?

Picture A                                                     Picture B

   

Did you choose 'A'? Then you would be correct! Your thinking cap is tied on tightly. Good job.


A few weeks ago I posted a question on my facebook page asking how people enjoy their dogs. There are a lot of ways people like to dress them up.

Ketchup and Mustard                                 Cheese Sauce

   

Sauerkraut                                               Relish                                  

   

Personally, I'm a fan of turkey hot dogs. I eat mine with course ground mustard, onions, ketchup, and sauerkraut. I don't like relish in real life, but I sure do like it on my cookie dogs. I used my favorite icing tip, #14. 

I made these cookies for a tailgate themed event at my church, Centre Church. They were gone before I even had time to get to the food tables. I know it might seem crazy, but I'm going to offer these on the Flour Box website (click here to view product information). Maybe I won't sell a single order of these. But I bet there are a few other nuts like me that think it's kinda funny to bring hot dog cookies to the football/tailgate party.


Don't worry. I'm not completely crazy. I also offer these traditional football cookies too.


And speaking of football. I am planning to attend the annual Penn State Homecoming game. My college roommate is flying back from Arizona for the event. But there might be a little twist to the weekend. I hope to share the fun news on my blog as soon as it is official. 

Have a sweet week. 

Anne


2 comments

  • Macoli

    Jul 05, 2012

    Considering the price of fuel, I purchased one of the Burley Tail Wagon’s to use for trrtspoaning my dogs to the local park 6 miles away for their daily walks. It is a well built trailer and tracks well behind my Easy Racer Ti-Rush Recumbent. The trailer seems to be sturdy and material the cover is made out of appears to be durable. So far I have found this to be true. When shopping for a trailer for my dogs I wanted to make sure that the floor and sides were secure. I have found these to be adequate and the floor is raised slightly above the axle so it makes the ride smoother for the animals. I also wanted a way to separate them from one another in the trailer. The Burley does have a flexible divider wall. There probably could be some improvement made in this area. One of my dogs is a Basenji so he is kind of an escape artist. I want to make sure he is leashed in so he does not go anywhere. I think this is something that might be addressed better by Burley. I do not know if I have the newer or an older model of the Tail Wagon because mine did not come with the exterior Wheel Guards. Security when you lock up your bike and trailer is always of a concern. It will cost you additional money but I feel for the price that is being charged for the Burley Trailer they could have included these few items I am mentioning below a better value. 1. While the Wheels are quick release they could have been locking skewers so when parked, attached or unattached to a bike the wheels would have some way to prevent them from being stolen. 2. Along the lines of security a lock designed for the hitch where the trailer towing arm attaches to the bike to also help prevent someone from stealing it when the bike is parked. 3. A hole or ring welded on the trailer to pass a lock or cable through to lock the trailer securely to a pole. While I know its impossible to make a trailer or bike completely secure, these are a few suggesting to protect a $399 trailer. There also does not seem to be any way to lock the pockets or zippers on the trailer itself . This could be achieved in the same way luggage is set up to be locked. While I agree that no trailer or fabric is going to be secure proof at least the attempt would allow a person to lock up a dog water bowl or biking shoes inside. I also think the pocket design might be improved to fit a pair of walking shoes, a couple of fresh water bottles and a dog bowl. You have to stick some of this stuff inside the trailer with the dogs or have another type of carrier on your bike because the pockets are very small. Water bottles could be easily sewn into the sides at a low cost. While a safety light mounts on the trailer I chose to mount a flashing red light on the removable stroller handle that is included. This puts the light closer to the field of vision that a driver would see in the car and will improve your safety. Mounting one on the lower part of the trailer is virtually worthless in my opinion. Last but least, I think Burley could have included a couple of Marathon Plus puncture resistant tires. If they are not made in the 16 size then offer 20 406 wheels as an option. I would suggest any owner of a dog trailer carry an extra tube and a patch kit for emergencies. All in all this is a great trailer that tows very well. I am just suggesting that with a little more thought and a few options that could be offered this trailer could be made better. Jason

  • Macoli

    Jul 05, 2012

    Considering the price of fuel, I purchased one of the Burley Tail Wagon’s to use for trrtspoaning my dogs to the local park 6 miles away for their daily walks. It is a well built trailer and tracks well behind my Easy Racer Ti-Rush Recumbent. The trailer seems to be sturdy and material the cover is made out of appears to be durable. So far I have found this to be true. When shopping for a trailer for my dogs I wanted to make sure that the floor and sides were secure. I have found these to be adequate and the floor is raised slightly above the axle so it makes the ride smoother for the animals. I also wanted a way to separate them from one another in the trailer. The Burley does have a flexible divider wall. There probably could be some improvement made in this area. One of my dogs is a Basenji so he is kind of an escape artist. I want to make sure he is leashed in so he does not go anywhere. I think this is something that might be addressed better by Burley. I do not know if I have the newer or an older model of the Tail Wagon because mine did not come with the exterior Wheel Guards. Security when you lock up your bike and trailer is always of a concern. It will cost you additional money but I feel for the price that is being charged for the Burley Trailer they could have included these few items I am mentioning below a better value. 1. While the Wheels are quick release they could have been locking skewers so when parked, attached or unattached to a bike the wheels would have some way to prevent them from being stolen. 2. Along the lines of security a lock designed for the hitch where the trailer towing arm attaches to the bike to also help prevent someone from stealing it when the bike is parked. 3. A hole or ring welded on the trailer to pass a lock or cable through to lock the trailer securely to a pole. While I know its impossible to make a trailer or bike completely secure, these are a few suggesting to protect a $399 trailer. There also does not seem to be any way to lock the pockets or zippers on the trailer itself . This could be achieved in the same way luggage is set up to be locked. While I agree that no trailer or fabric is going to be secure proof at least the attempt would allow a person to lock up a dog water bowl or biking shoes inside. I also think the pocket design might be improved to fit a pair of walking shoes, a couple of fresh water bottles and a dog bowl. You have to stick some of this stuff inside the trailer with the dogs or have another type of carrier on your bike because the pockets are very small. Water bottles could be easily sewn into the sides at a low cost. While a safety light mounts on the trailer I chose to mount a flashing red light on the removable stroller handle that is included. This puts the light closer to the field of vision that a driver would see in the car and will improve your safety. Mounting one on the lower part of the trailer is virtually worthless in my opinion. Last but least, I think Burley could have included a couple of Marathon Plus puncture resistant tires. If they are not made in the 16 size then offer 20 406 wheels as an option. I would suggest any owner of a dog trailer carry an extra tube and a patch kit for emergencies. All in all this is a great trailer that tows very well. I am just suggesting that with a little more thought and a few options that could be offered this trailer could be made better. Jason

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