One of the first questions people ask me besides 'how are you feeling?' 'when are you due?' and my favorite 'are you ready for a baby?' (I mean let's be honest here, is anyone actually ready to bring a child into this world? I didn't think so... Excited? yes. Ready? never.) is 'have you had any cravings?'. And honestly I have not. I think that is mostly due to the fact that I have barely been keeping food down, much less craving anything beyond stale saltine crackers. But, just in the past week all I want is a hot dog. Now, I know you are thinking that is absolutely the worst thing I could put into my body when trying to grow a healthy strong baby, I agree, this is why I have not had one yet! But, my mouth waters every time I think about them. Anyone know of a good veggie-dog alternative? Probably won't be nearly as good as over processed pig parts, but it might satisfy the craving :) It is actually pretty funny because I am very, very particular when it comes to what meat I will and will not eat. I even swore off red meat in college. But, I have always been able to eat a hot dog, and not Whole Foods Hot Dogs... ballpark hot dogs and even movie theater hot dogs... I am a bit ashamed to admit that one. Ha.
Either way, gourmet dogs are a new thing I hear and I have been having vivid dreams of them lately.
Some interesting topping combos I found that are shown above are...
The Greek Dog : Hummus and Cucumber Relish
The Chicago Dog : Pepper, Pickle slice, Tomato and Homemade Mustard
The Chili Dog : Homemade Chili and Classic Coleslaw
The Breakfast Dog : Homemade Egg Salad and Crispy Bacon
The Piccalilli Dog : British Curried Relish
Paella Dog : Spanish Paella and Saffron Sauce