Dogs in a Sweater! Seriously?
Who can resist a face like that
I have never been a fan of dogs in sweaters. Seriously? I don't think they are cute and they really don't appeal to me.
However, my kids have different thoughts on this. They absolutely love them. And honestly, how can I really blame them. So, I decided I would be persuaded just a little easier to their opinions instead of drastically throwing mine on them. After all, it is just a dog in a sweater!
For that, I will not tease them for liking dogs in sweaters. We will have to agree to disagree.
So, do you like Dogs in Sweaters?
MMM - Good!
Time to Eat
Now what I am going to say next might disturb you! So, for those with a weak stomach, you might want to look away.
Dogs in Sweaters are delicious! (At least that is what my kids have told me!)
If they had their choice, they would probably have this delightful feast at least once a week. For me, I think it is a quick meal, but I am not a fan of eating Dogs in Sweaters.
So when the request comes around, I will gladly make this for them, but I will find something different to eat for myself.
To me, Dogs in a Sweater is a healthier version of a corn dog and probably a cousin to the hot dog wrapped in crescent rolls. All three versions offer a quick meal or a hot lunch. While the corndogs are probably the easiest to prepare, I do believe the homemade varieties are much healtier.
What you need
This meal is quick - only taking about 10 minutes or less for prep and about 20 minutes to cook. When looking for an easy meal on a hectic night, this might be a good way to go... a dinner in 30 minutes that your kids won't be complaining about. Yet first things first, let's make sure we have everything we need.
- Baking Sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
- popsicle sticks
- 1 package (11 ounces) refrigerated breadstick dough
- 8 hot dogs
- Ketchup, mustard or any other dipping sauce of choice
The finished product
How to make edible Dogs in a Sweater
Before you get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. By the time you are done prepping your Dogs in a Sweater, the oven should be ready to go.
The first thing you are going to do is take your hot dogs and insert a stick in the bottom. Popsicle sticks work well, just do not use too big of a stick so the hotdog doesn't end up splitting in half.
Next, open your refrigerated breadstick dough. Separate the dough and roll each peice into a rope, approxiametely 15 inches long.
Now, take the rope of dough, and starting at one end, wrap around the hotdogs in a spiral motion. Pinch off the ends to seal.
Place on your baking sheet, lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Each Dog in a Sweater should be placed approxiametly 1 inch apart.
Put in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Serve with you choice of topping. Mustard and ketchup are usually the preference but any dipping sauce of your choice will work.
If you combine this with a fruit or some other healthy side dish, it comes out to be a great meal for kids and adults (well, the adults who fancy hot dogs anyway!) in less than a half an hour!
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