Dogs in a Sweater! Seriously?

Who can resist a face like that

Do you think this is cute?
Do you think this is cute? | Source

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!

As a kid, how can you not like this treat for dinner or lunch!
As a kid, how can you not like this treat for dinner or lunch! | Source

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.

Tools:

  • Baking Sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
  • popsicle sticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (11 ounces) refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 8 hot dogs
  • Ketchup, mustard or any other dipping sauce of choice

The finished product

Dogs in a Sweater are something your kids are sure to like!
Dogs in a Sweater are something your kids are sure to like! | Source

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!

A kid-friendly meal

Add a little bit of applesauce and you have a complete meal. Other sides, like french fries can be added as well.
Add a little bit of applesauce and you have a complete meal. Other sides, like french fries can be added as well. | Source

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Victoria Lynn profile image

Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

hahaha. Lots of votes, including up! You really got me! I was ready to argue with you about the value of dogs in sweaters, as my little dog gets cold when we go out in cold weather. He has a few warm sweaters and jackets for winter. haha. Yummy on the dogs in sweaters food idea. I think it's great for adults, too! Great hub!


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Cagsil 4 years ago from USA or America

Hey barbergirl, you know this is similar to "pigs in a blanket". LOL! But, "pigs in a blanket" isn't made in this manner nor are they on a stick. This is the first though, I've heard of "dogs in a sweater", as a food type. LOL! Thank you for teaching me something new. :) Voted up, useful and funny. :) :D


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

And here I thought you'd changed your mind about a dog and gotten one :)

I make something similar to dogs in sweaters except I call them wienies in bikinis. I use the Pilsbury crescent rolls with hot dogs.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Wienies in bikinis. haha. You should write a hub on that, Susan! I have a party appetizer I call "weinie surprises" because you can't see that there's a miniature weinie inside! :-)


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

We used to have a dog that loved wearing a sweater. In fact she hated it when we had to take it off of her. Now as to the edible ones...I can see where kids would like this. Like Cagsil mentioned, I had only heard of pigs in a blanket previous to reading this. This is bound to get lots of attention. :))


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I swear! I thought you were really going to write the whole hub about real dogs in sweaters! Lol. Ahhhh....and yeah the dog is cute! The girls get my vote this once:)

I know my kids would love to have these for a lunch or quick meal anytime! In fact they sound pretty good to me! And right now too I'm hungry!

Sweater dogs....lol


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Victoria - I was half expecting to see how many pet owners - particularly ones with little pets - where going to come in here to start telling me that they love dogs in sweaters. Now you can love both varieties of dogs in sweaters! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cagsil - I always thought pigs in a blanket were little sausages. Sometimes these food ones can go by so many different names. So now we have pigs in blanket, dogs and sweaters, and after glancing at the comment by Just Ask Susan... Weinies in Bikinis. I love food with a good title! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Just Ask Susan - I have made the ones with crescent rolls but I have never given them a name before. Now I am going to have to call them the same thing. I have also used cresent rolls with peanut butter and jelly. It is delicious... well, I think it is better, but I am not a fan of hot dogs either. We have them around for the husband and the kids and that is about it. I might eat them once or twice a year.

And no - we can't get a pet because of our lease. The house we live in is No Pets Allowed. I like that idea, because then I know we won't end up getting one. We have gotten a few over the years just on impulse and it has always caused problems. I love animals - so I just go and visit my friends with dogs! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Victoria - Do you have a hub on weinie surprise? That might make a good hub as well.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Peggy W - I have always tried to dress our dog up in a sweater when we had him and he was a smaller puppy. He didn't care for it though and whenever we put one on him he would always give us the saddest eyes. Ok - so it wasn't a sweater... it was more like a leather vest. It was funny! Hope you get a chance to enjoy the Dogs in a Sweater - well, the edible version! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - I don't know if I could actually write a whole hub about actual dogs in sweaters. Being that I am not a dog owner, I don't have experience. Except when I got my dog when he was younger a leather vest. He didn't like it but we thought it made him look bad ass! LOL

And I know this recipe is really great for the kids. They like eating it so I never have to nag them to finish their plates. On top of it, it is so quick and easy and it makes dinner so fast you barely have to squeeze it in. Let me know what your kids think of it when you try it! :)


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Stacy...

That was about as disturbing a sentence as I have ever read, "Dogs in Sweaters are delicious!"

I'm not even sure I can type anything else. I like the hub...looks easy...even I can do it. I understand all the ingredients. I even own a baking sheet I am (both) pleased and proud to say.

Still...

"Dogs in Sweaters are delicious!"

You crack me Up!

Thomas


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@ThoughtSandwhiches - I knew if anyone was going to get disturbed by this hub... it was goign to be you pointing it out! Ha ha - I couldn't resist. And I am glad that this is easy enough that even you can manage. So get out that baking sheet and just try not to be so disturbed while you eat it and say Dogs in Sweaters are delicious! LOL


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

These were a favorite past time for my children. They loved making them out of anything from cocktail weiners to jumbo dogs.

As for the cute fluffy kind, my dog wears sweaters because she is cold. In the winter, she has her own coat. Some days she hates it, but she hates being cold more.

Great hub! I loved it!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

If I had been smart enough to buy crescent rolls I would have made them today! It would have been perfect...snow day! Lol


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

BBG,

loved the topic and then how you ventured into something totally different...lol

I am a vegetarian so, dogs don't attract me...lol

however, i usually use crescent rolls to roll in my veg's etc.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

This hub was fun, awesome unique creation them dogs in a sweater, I also was thinking it was going to be a real live sweater, not the eating of some yummy hot doggies.

Voted up on all levels!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Well you know me... I probably don't even need to leave a comment here. I love dogs in sweaters :-) Very entertaining hub! I love your introduction and although I already knew that it was about food before clicking on it I greatly enjoyed your twist.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@tlpoague - I never really thought of letting my kids help me make these. Maybe the next time I make them I will have them make their own. I keep trying to get them in the kitchen so they get comfortable there. Even if it is just watching and helping a little bit. I want them to learn how to cook and take pride in it. I think it is a very good skill to have.

And I am glad your dog likes sweaters. I think they are cute, although I will admit they are better on small dogs then on big dogs! And it is much better than being cold! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Real - Ahhh.... crescent rolls... it should be a staple always on hand :) If you put a little slice of cheese in with the hot dogs it is a whole different treat. Then again, I am from Wisconsin and I sure love my cheese! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - That is such a great idea to get veggies in. I bet asaparagus would be absolutely delicious wrapped like this. I might have to try that!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Cloud Explorer - Ah yes - never doubt where I might take you... lol... I have been known to take things in an off the wall approach. Hope you enjoy eating some dogs in sweater in the near future :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Yes - I already knew this menu idea was already one of your favorites. The kids like them... that is all that really matters... and it is a relatively painless meal for me to make when I don't feel like cooking! LOL But I am glad you enjoyed the twist of this! It is always fun to get people wondering before it even starts... and I don't like plain old boring recipes so you got to add the entertainment somewhere!


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Daffy Duck 4 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

I've never heard of it called dog in a sweater before. Pig in a blanket, yes.

I'd never put my dog in a sweater. It would seem uncomfortable. Besides dogs have a natural insulation. It would be like us wearing a sweater all the time, even to bed.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Sounds delicious. Guess I have to make them since nobody near me sells them ready-made. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

cute idea. We used to make something we called "canoe dogs." You cut a long slit in a hotdog, insert a strip of American cheese, then wrap it up in a triangle from a crescent roll. Bake at 350 about 10 mins. If I still had little ones at home, I'm sure these would be one of their faves. I refuse to make it for the 'big kid' still living with me!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

OMG, Stacy, I just realized I've been living in a sheltered world. I know corn dogs, of course, even pigs in a blanket. But dogs in a sweater? That you could eat? Never heard of them. Thanks for the elucidation and the neat recipe.


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imatellmuva 4 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

You had me! I was like, "I'm the same way!", and then you threw in a twist...LOVE IT!!!

I bought a sweater for my dog once, and he looked at me as if to simply say, "REALLY?!".

I like the twist on the subject, and will try this recipe. I tried your other recipe for stuffed peppers, and loved it! I'm sure I'll love this too!!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Daffy Duck - Wait -you dont't think it is good to wear sweaters to bed? LOL... ha ha... yeah - I have heard many people refer to them as pigs in a blanket... although I have to admit I like the dog idea better because I am not really sure a hot dog is considered in any relation to a pig... hmmm... food for thought! LOL


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@alocsin - The bonus is they are so easy to make that it would probably take more time to run out and buy one premade... although there always is the corndog option :) Hope you enjoy your dog in a sweater!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Danette - I need to try that version. I bet my kids (and my husband) would love that. I am a big fan of cheese. In fact, if I do decide to actually have a hot dog the only way I will is if there is more cheese and ketchup in relation to the hot dog! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@drbj - Don't feel bad... it seems this is something several people have not heard of. I hope you enjoy your dogs in a sweater one day! :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@imatellmuva - I couldn't really resist the twist in this. :) It was the only way that I could properly introduce this recipe. However, I will admit that it is a good, quick easy meal for those nights you don't feel like being a chef in the kitchen! :) Hope you enjoy them!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

So funny! I was way ready for a bunch of pictures of cutesy wittle doggies in their cutesy wittle sweaters! You are a tricky one :) Now that I have that all out of the way I can honestly say I agree with you - yuck - and my kids would agree with your kids - yum.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ardie - Funny story. Last night I made the hotdogs in crescent rolls for everybody... but made something different for myself because I don't like hotdogs. So anyway, my daughter looks at me and said she now understands my distaste for hotdogs because I think they are evil. This of course is stemming from a Nintendo game called Burgertime. I didn't realize I said this, but there are bad guys chasing you... they are evil hotdogs. Now she assumes I don't like hotdogs because of the evil hotdogs on the game... ha ha... to funny. So for me and maybe a few others... evil hotdogs... but kids.. love them! LOL


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b. Malin 4 years ago

I'm not sure that I wouldn't get Indigestion from the Fabric! I couldn't resist saying that. Actually, I think I'd prefer "Hot Dogs". Ha, Ha! Seriously Barbergirl, cute, Hub, enjoyed the Recipe, and will also Enjoy Following your Hubs! And a Big Thank You, for becoming a Follower of mine.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@b.malin - Ha ha - finally someone mentioned fabric indigestion! LOL I don't like either hotdogs or dogs in a sweater... but I did have fun writing this! :)


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rlbert00 4 years ago from USA

This was a very amusing hub. Terrific.

Thanks for SHARING.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

This was great BBG, I absolutely loved the unexpected twist. In my next life, I wanna be your kid.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@rlbert00 - Glad I could amuse you. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sharyn - Glad you loved it... and if in my next life I have kids, I would be happy to have you as one... but remember... You need to eat yoru veggies and fruits as well! LOL


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Ha Ha, voted up and awesome. I love your warped introduction!! And it is a great treat/light meal for kids.

Thanks for SHARING.

P.S. The SHARING CLUB is now back online under "Do You Like to Share? Let's Help Everyone Get More Readers!". It had to be re-written from a social aspect to meet the T&Cs (completely my error, I hadn't realized). Sorry for the down time.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - Ha ha - if I can make the introduction warped it is all the more fun for me... hopefully someone esle out there is laughing at my warped sense of humor as we speak.

Glad to hear you got the SHARING CLUB under control. Great idea... I guess sometimes things can just get interpretted the wrong way. I have seen it a few times like that.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

You fooled me! I thought you were talking in literal terms but I love Dogs in a Sweater or Crescent Wrapped Dogs. Especially when I was a kid and we didn't have a Foreman to grill them and I wasn't too keen on boiled hot dogs. Very cool hub.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Alecia - Glad I got you on this one. I never tried to make hot dogs on the Foreman grill. Never even thought about it. But I guess now that I amit totally makes sense. But, I don't care for them anyways. That is why I just feed them to the kids. Thanks for stopping by!


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brandrocker 4 years ago

Nice hub although I thought it to be something different. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@brandrocker - Thanks for stopping by. Glad I got you on it. It is one of my favorite things about writing! :)


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Hahahha.... What a cute hub! My Polka Dot Butt has certain sweaters she wears for the holidays only, Christmas, Halloween, and Fourth of July... you know the kind! She has bandanas that she wears only when we go bye bye (when we put them on her, she knows we are going somewhere) So I guess you could say I'm one of those crazy people... but only 6 times during the year! Great hub and love the recipe! Cute cute! Voted up!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Rusticliving - Well as long as you are only one of those crazy people say... 6 times a year or so... over ten times a year and we would have to seek help ;)

Seriously though, glad you enoyed the recipe and the sense of humor that was all wrapped into this! :)


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shermanblake 4 years ago from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Catchy structure. Well done. (And if a dog is wearing clothing that cost more than mine, there is a problem in the world. ;)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@shermanblake - There is definately something wrong with this world if the pet's clothing is more expensive. Luckily in this scenario breadsticks are just about a buck or so! Think we are safe there! ;)


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sweetie1 3 years ago from India

Barbergirl,

I never had any pet in our house as mom never allowed any. But I have a friend who had an Alsatian dog. Since our homes are not centrally heated so can be cold in Delhi winters. He had not only sweater for his dog but a very nice round bed and a pillow and mattress and quilt for her. She would sleep in that with quilt on her with only her face out and looked very cute.


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@sweetie1 - I had a dog that I used to try and put a jean jacket on him to make him look hip. Luckily though the edible version doesn't whine nearly as much when you dress them up!

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