Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No Ketchup!!

We had a Chicago Dog night with the Doziers. For those who haven't studied up on hot dog history, the chicago dog is very specific and those from the Windy City are very proud of it. Not only are the ingredients strangely precise, but there are also rules about how to cut the vegetables and there is even an ORDER you have to put them all on the bun....the poppyseed bun. But no ketchup! It's "taboo" to put ketchup on a chicago dog. Here's a picture of one:

I don't think I can remember all the ingredients, but they all went together very well and you sprinkle celery salt on the top......a stroke of genius, I say. We fudged on the peppers, those are not "sport peppers" like you're supposed to have, but it was delicious anyway.....I just hope no chicago dog police see this blog.

Pregnant ladies preparing their dawgs. I'm wearing an apron because I got tired of my stomach getting dirty every time I cook.

I think Nate was the only one who could fit the thing in his mouth. They were huge, but SO SO good!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Little Drama King

Hey, this is Nate. Mandy sent this email to the family after her most recent ultrasound, and I thought it was funny so I'm posting it.

After multiple failed attempts and much prodding, the kid (name debate continues) finally let us see a little more than the back of his head.....but only on his terms.


1. In picture one, his face is scrunched up with irritation and he's raising a menacing fist

2. In picture two (right after we took picture one) he opened his fist and held his open hand palm-out right in front of the camera, covering his face entirely. What are we, the paparazzi? "No pictures, please!" Stinkin' little prima donna.

3. In picture three, after moving his hand, he is smiling, no doubt he thought his picture two pose was a hilarious joke on us. He thinks he's so funny. He gets that from me.

4. And in picture four, he finally, (albeit grudgingly, see those pouting lips?) turns towards the camera.

The ultrasound technician said we're going to have our hands full with this one. Right after she asked if she could print out copies of these pictures for herself, since they look like a cartoon reel.

I realize he looks like a claymation alien, but any thoughts on who he resembles?

Well this might help resolve the debate. This picture was sent by my mom when she saw the ultrasound. It was taken shortly after I was born. The other is kid flipped.