Happy Labor Day 2014, the unofficial end of the summer (BOO!!!). I can’t remember a summer flying by as fast as this one did, how about you?
So what are your plans for the grill today? It’s going to be a gorgeous day here in Delaware so I’ll be outside cooking later this afternoon. However, if you are staying indoors but still want grilled hot dogs you might want to try this tasty recipe.
I used Jennie-O turkey products because we don’t eat pork and not a lot of beef. I wrapped a slice of turkey bacon around each hot dog then secured them with two toothpicks.
Pour a little olive oil in the skillet and allow the bacon wrapped dogs to cook for approximately 15 minutes, turning to keep them from burning.
Once the bacon is crispy, add chopped onions and peppers, turn heat on low allowing the peppers and onions to soften for a few minutes longer.
Remove toothpicks and turn hot dogs to ensure they are thoroughly cooked. In the meantime, toast your bun.
“Dress your bun” with your choice of condiments add chips or fries and enjoy!
What is your favorite way to cook hot dogs?
Can’t forget to include a little adult beverage, remember to drink responsibly!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
are you gearing up for this long Labor Day Weekend? What are your plans, will you be heading to the parks, a pool party, or just chillaxin at home? I will be doing a little grilling using the Yoshi Grill Mats, cleaning out a few closets and watching movies.
This holiday is going to be bittersweet because it’s the first one without Malik and also because it’s the last official one of the summer. I keep telling myself, “this too shall pass!”
A few weeks ago, I decided to make a Poke Cake after seeing a recipe for one online.
Hubby was a little skeptical because he had never heard of pouring jello over a cake, thinking it would be too soggy so in his mind he didn’t like it even before tasting it.
Using Duncan Hines cake mix and following the box directions I allowed the cake to cool before poking in the holes.
While the cake cooled, I made the gelatin, using Jolly Rancher Blue Raspberry for a holiday “red white and blue” theme.
Using a wooden skewer I poked random holes into the cake, stopping half way through then poured the liquid gelatin across the top.
The pan was then placed in the refrigerator for approximately three hours to set. After removing the cake from the pan it was frosted and topped with canned strawberries.
I loved it, hubby, again not so much but of course my mini men ate several slices.
Have you ever made a Poke Cake? If so, what jello and toppings did you use?
Don’t forget to come back at 6:00 for the #WWDParty.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful end of the summer Saturday. I know summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd, but for some strange reason, the Middletown Old Tyme Peach Festival seems to mark the end of it for me.
The Peach Festival was actually held last weekend and Malik and I were only able to spend about an hour there. Most of the morning we were in Walmart shopping for dorm supplies so unfortunately by the time we arrived there were no peaches left!
You have to get there early to even get a slice of peach pie from the M.O.T. Jean Birch Center. The crowds were large and the weather was warm but not an oppressive heat as it had been in previous years.
A few places like The Java House and Off the Kuff were no longer in business, instead they were replaced by Jewelpalooza and Candy Connections both great shops especially for this kid-friendly town.
Thankfully, Saving Grace Christian Bookstore was still open so we popped in there for a short visit. There are so many great gift ideas so make sure to pick up something for the holidays.
Now that the fireworks from the 4th of July and the parade of the Peach festival are over, there is one last major summer event in Middletown, the M.O.T. Big Ball Marathon.
This fun, and family friendly fundraiser is held during the Labor Day weekend and then that will definitely mark the end of the Summer 2014!
Does your town have an “end of the summer festival”?
Are you a WALDO?
Do you have a White After Labor Day Outfit?
Growing up I used to hear people say that you should never ever wear white after Labor Day. Growing up we didn’t have many clothes so I probably didn’t have enough white outfits to wear the entire summer let alone carry over past Labor Day.
Now the older I get the quicker the seasons seem to change and the larger my wardrobe grows. I don’t know about you, but I never get a chance to wear all of my summer outfits in the summer months. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, but September 21st is the actual date so I will continue to wear white until then and maybe perhaps even into Fall.
Remember when I got these jeans for $1.00 at JCPenney
Hubby took my pics this morning – he makes me smile – I love him so!
This top has been hanging in my closet for as long as I can remember
Oh and you know my toes stay open until it snows!
Mossimo Sandals via Target
How about you, do you wear white after Labor Day?
Linking up the entire month of September with Bloggy Moms – hop on over and join in on the fun
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
The beginning of a new week, may it be blessed and productive. Yes, I am wearing white after
Labor Day because summer isn’t over and it was hot today! Headed out for weekly grocery shopping in white capris and green/white polka dot top both thrifted from Goodwill. Green sandals from NYand Company and sunnies won from Penny Chic.
Sunday link up with Modern Modest Beauty, check her out at Modern Modest Beauty
Have a nice evening and even better week. Smooches!