How to make a BETTER corn dog from scratch with Hebrew National

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‘Tis the season for grilling and bbq parties! Planning a fun gathering among family and friends has got to be my favorite part of the whole summer. We like to cook alot of different things on our grill from steaks to hot dogs, but we always prepare sides in the kitchen. I decided to try something different instead of just throwing the hotdogs on the grill – I made a corn meal batter and deep fried them. MmmmMmmm!

Some may swear that all hot dogs are the same, but I fully disagree. My all time favorites are Hebrew National because they just simply taste better. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s not made with any gross by-products either – a huge plus, especially if they’re being fed to my kids. I decided to stock up the last time I went to Kroger and saw them in the open chest fridge – they are on sale for $3.99 a package!

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If you have a deep fryer, the rest is a breeze. I used some mini Popsicle sticks (regular sized ones work too) and I cut each hot dog into 3 equal lengths. I slid a stick inside each piece and set aside for dipping in the corn meal batter

Corn meal batter is very simple – here is what you need:

  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup corn meal
  • 4 tbs of sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk

Mix all the dry ingredients together and  then add the eggs and milk. Mix it all until it’s lump-free.

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Then its time to get your hot dogs ready…

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Behold!! – The Mouth Watering Mini Corn Dog!

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I didn’t invent anything new here, but a good tasty hot dog sure makes all the difference. Putting them on mini Popsicle sticks makes them into a great finger food appetizer for guests to enjoy. Plus kids love them!

Enjoy with a side of mustard…

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Or enjoy them off the grill!

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Hebrew National premium franks are by far my favorite because of their content – no artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products here! These hot dogs are made with premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow.

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Milking this summer for the greatest amount of fun possible

 

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Today was JP’s final day of school for this year and I can’t hardly believe how quickly it flew by! I’m going to need to get re-adjusted to having him around the house with me all day, so I’ve been trying to prep some fun ideas for things to do. I’m pretty sure boredom will start to kick in by week #2 of summer break! I’ve got a few good ideas in mind.. like a trip to legoland, the local arcade, the splash pad at the park, etc.. That can only last so long because soon enough we will have days when we are short on money and/or raining outside…. Then what?! We’re just gonna have to milk this summer for every bit of fun that can be possible!

Thankfully I have an extensive set of drawing pencils, markers, paint and coloring pencils that should keep us busy the rest of the time. JP loves to doodle, and I’ve been trying to keep him encouraged by having him write a story to support his drawings and make little comic books. Sometimes it can be hard to get him to sit still and complete a story from start to finish, so I give him a tall glass of milk to enjoy.

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Having a glass of milk helps keep him focused and helps him stay put in one location. Here he is doodling a story about all the video game characters he plays with on his game console, making the story up as he goes along. I love how ‘into’ it he gets!

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Milk boasts 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 ounce glass. I can’t think of a tastier, more satisfying way to get in your vitamins and nutrients! Not to mention an awesome milk mustache to go with it!!

What will you and your family ‘milk’ out of this summer? I’d love to hear! Follow milk life on social media and share your own experiences!

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Learning to read with Disney Storybook Central

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I can’t believe the school year is nearly done! Tomorrow will be JP’s final day of kindergarten – it’s amazing  how quickly  time flies. He has made so much progress academically that it blows my mind. When he started his first day of school in late August, he knew a few sight words and knew all the sounds of the alphabet, but still had difficulty. It was sad to see him struggle and get frustrated in the beginning, but after much deliberation through the school year he can finally read simple books all by himself! #ProudMommy

Over the summer, I’ve got to keep this momentum going because I want him to continue making his reading skills strong. I’ve turned my attention Disney Storybook Central because it’s an easy and fun way for him to select a book and read. The best part is that when he stumbles upon a difficult word, he can do the ‘read to me’ feature and have the book read out loud to him.

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The Disney Storybook Central app is easy enough for a child to flip through, JP was able to pick exactly what he wanted! I feel like it’s great to give him that freedom so he can feel in control of his own learning experience. I had my account loaded with 10 tokens, so he had a great time deciding what he wanted to buy for bedtime reading. You can also subscribe for $7.99 a month and have unlimited access to the whole Disney library. Once Melody is old enough to start reading, she can share the account that JP already has and add titles that would be more fitting to her likes. Also, the books offered are available in different reading levels, so it can be fun for all your kids to use, no matter their age or skill level. Each child can track their own progress with a personalized trophy case rewarding them with lots of encouragement.

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This is going to be so useful on family vacations this summer! The Disney Storybook Central app is accessible by iPad, iPhones, tablet-optimized website and Video on Demand (AT&T U-Verse).

Download your copy of Disney Storybook Centrall from the app store!

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