Monday, May 23, 2011

Avocado Chipotle Dogs with Cotija Cheese

What did I learn today? Three things.

One, never go to a salvage yard in slacks, open toe shoes, pearl button blouse and Kate Spade bag. You'll get price gouged and probably laughed at behind your back.

Two, I learned 9-year-olds prefer to stick to the book when it comes to stories. Clara demanded to know why no one died in a Romeo and Juliet cartoon. The only response I could come up with? “Um, I’m sorry?” Let’s hope she doesn’t grow up to be a serial killer.

And three, never ever make an extra principle payment to a mortgage when distracted. Let’s just say my checking account is now totally empty and the overdraft is already happily accruing interest.

So it’s a hot dog night. Those I usually can’t screw up. Did I say usually? Yeah. The Food Network Magazine recipe for chipotle sauce was gross and over powering. I like to taste a little hot dog with my sauce, not just flavorless mouth-burn. Thankfully I had enough ingredients on hand for another try.

I think I’ll leave the dishes dirty and hide in a nice quite bubble bath. It’s safer for everyone that way.

Avocado Chipotle Dogs with Cotija Cheese
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Whether you prefer premium franks, turkey dogs or Tofu Pups, dressed up hot dogs have left Pinks for good and are headed out across America.

1 recipe Chipotle Sauce, below
1 package hot dogs of choice
1 package hot dog buns
Thinly sliced avocado
Cotija Cheese

Grill the hot dogs to preference. Warm buns on the grill for a minute. Top with avocado, sauce and Cotija cheese.

Chipotle Sauce
1 chipotle pepper from a small can
1/2 clove garlic
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cilantro
Squeeze of lime
Salt & pepper, to taste

Process ingredients together in a small food processor. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine 2011. Picture by Laura Flowers.


Amee said...

Laura, i really enjoyed your "3 learned things"...I got a good visual of you at the yard sale...but you looked cute! :) sounds like Clara will select a technical field...if not serial killer...have you seen the Dexter series from Showtime? yikes on the checking account!!!!!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thanks my friend, it's not a big deal but it sure was a smack on the forehead moment!


Foodtographer said...

Sounds like 3 painful mistakes, especially the last one...OUCH!...Love the hotdog recipe though..

Cathy said...

Whew! That's a lot to learn in one day. I love a good dog piled high with tasty toppings. Nicely done.

Holly said...

YUUUUUMMY:) Lessons learned are a good thing right?;)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol that it was! It was just one of those shake my head and laugh it off days.

Joanne said...

Ahhh sounds like you've been having one of those weeks. I have those..uh...weekly. Love the avocado and queso idea, even if the sauce was sucky!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol yeah you are a med student Joanne!

The sauce was great after I remade it. It just needed a bit of help.


Nancy said...

Wow what a day you've had! A bubble bath is exactly what you need. Your daughter's question had me laughing, lol :) These hot dogs sound so mouthwatering! Can't wait to try this soon.

Unknown said...

Living in Chicago, I love love hot dogs. I love your take on it

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