Sunday, July 12, 2015


SWMBO is a careful grocery shopper. But she got taken the other day. She came home from the store with, among other things, some hot dog buns. Yesterday afternoon she told me she had used one for a sandwich to finish off her tuna salad and when she bit into it the bun was SWEET!

She said she had never tasted a hot dog bun like it and wondered what was going on.

So I went to look at the package.

Now granted they are potato buns but we've had them before and they aren't sweet.

But then I noticed the "fine print" words just to the left. Did you see them?

Yeah. Sweet Golden. One of the ingredients in these monsters was High-Fructose Corn Syrup, something SWMBO studiously tries to avoid.

Well, what to do? You can't just throw 7 hot dog buns away. That's where I suggested maybe make French Toast out of them. But she had a better idea.

Bread Pudding! Fresh out of the oven this morning. Some eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, a teensy bit of sugar and some dried sour cherries to add a touch of tartness and we were in business.

Let me tell you - that was the best use of Orowheat Sweet Golden Potato Hot Dog Buns I've ever tasted. Some crisp bacon and a cup of coffee was the ideal fast breaker this morning.

As I was finishing off my second helping, I told SWMBO "if you ever see those buns again, make sure you buy 'em!"


Tom Cochrun said...

Now that is ingenuity! Sorry we missed breakfast at Taylors. Instead we had Breakfast at Wimbledon-Quiche, Bacon, Coffee and sadness for Roger.

Should Fish More said...

I've been thinking about getting a boat.

Ok, I'd like you to get me a fasting LDL, HDL, TotalCh, etc.

Call me with the results, we'll figure out a Rx and Tx, you can use PayPal, etc....

Catalyst said...

I'm missing something here.

joeh said...

Not so great with a hot dog though. Stay away from that fructose stuff...good idea.

Stephen Hayes said...

Ha, that's a fine example of making lemons into lemonade, or bread pudding, at it's finest.

Steve said...

Looks good. One really needs to read the labels. I bought some milk that tasted terrible, One I always buy, or so I thought. When I looked closer I noticed a small note that said lactose free. They are always coming out with something new or changing the packages.

The Bug said...

Ha! Dr. Fish is sending you to the lab for some blood work so he can prescribe something expensive for your sugar problem :)

The Bug said...

That looks FABULOUS! Yum yum yum!

Catalyst said...

Aha! Now I see. Thanks for 'splanin' that to me, Bug.