Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Dad, the J5 and Fat Hot Dogs!

FrankfurtersWhile everyone else is preparing their best corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s day, I am dreaming of the Fat Hot Dogs and Cheese I used to eat with my dad, March 15, 1934 – May 1978.

Start by getting the Fat Hot Links and boil or grill them.  Put the dog on a bread or bun (we usually had bread) and add some mustard.  Then slice some Sharp Cheddar cheese and add some slices to your Fat Hot Dog.  Don’t melt the cheese!  Yum, yum, Hot Dog 2yum!!!!  The best meal I ever shared with my dad and brothers.

My dad was super involved in what his kids liked and liked to do.  I used to LOVE the Jackson 5!  I mean, really, really, really love them.  Especially Jermaine Jackson.  My dad took a photo of me admiring a picture of Jermaine that I had posted on my bedroom wall.  Our family would be on the look out for when the Jackson 5 would be on TV.  My dad was a photographer, so he would take black & white pictures of them on the TV screen and then get Hot Dog 3this!!! HE HAND-COLORED THEM for his J5-obsessed daughter.  What a dad!

He taught us how to fish, catch crawdads, play Scrabble and Dominoes.  It was an honor when the kids were allowed to play Scrabble or Bones (dominoes) with my dad, his Dad and my Grandmother.

I still liked to party after I gave birth to my daughter, and my dad used to babysit my daughter so I could go out.Hot Dog 5

I LOVED him very, very much.  And I miss him and wish he could have lived to see his grandkids.  My grandson looks like him, and so do my brothers, so he lives on when you look at the family resemblance in their faces.

I could not have asked for a better dad, ever!  While researching for this blog, I ran across a lot of Hot Dogs with Cheese images.  None looked exactly the way we ate ours, because we didn’t melt Hot Dog 6the cheese.  But these pictures sure make me hungry for some Fat Hot Dogs with Cheese & Mustard in honor of my Dad’s birthday.





Hot Dog with cheese

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