Sunday, June 26, 2011

Frankfurter Spectacular

At first I was afraid. I was petrified.

I woke up this morning thinking, "Mimi - today's the day". I was feeling confident, I had some free time, and I knew what had to be done.

It took me a few hours and a couple of extra strong iced coffees to finally muster up the energy. But the next thing I knew, I was at the grocery store buying a pineapple. And a pound of wieners.

That's right, ladies and germs. Today is the day I conquered the Frankfurter Spectacular!!!

You might recall how I brazenly blogged about this ultimate Retro WW goal a few weeks ago. Well, it seems that once you announce a goal to the entire world wide web, there's no turning back. So here we are.

First step: Choose a pineapple. Which of these lucky beauties would become my Retro WW masterpiece?


Second Step: Slice up a pound of wieners and start broiling them. Be sure not to cut the whole way through your wieners. This will all make sense very soon.


Third Step: Cut your pineapple so the core remains in tact. Be sure to reserve the leaves for garnish!

Fourth Step: Stick those slippery wieners into your pineapple core with fancy toothpicks. Admittedly, this step is a little creepy and gruesome. Just make sure no one is watching when you do this.


Final Step: Place your masterpiece on a serving dish surrounded by canned carrots -- and then stand in awe of its beauty. Now stand there some more and clap for yourself. Go ahead. No one else is going to.


I have decided that I will leave the Frankfurter Spectacular on the kitchen counter as a surprise for my husband who has been out golfing all day. When he walks through the door, this is the first thing he will see:


Did I mention this dish makes 2 servings? That's a spectacular amount of frankfurters for just two people! (Well, minus the one frankfurter that I caught my cat gnawing on after he jumped up on the counter when I wasn't looking.) What a perfect Sunday dinner for me and my sweetie... And a spectacular bargain for just under $5.00!

Aren't you glad you that can rest easy tonight with the knowledge that this spectacular recipe exists in the world? And now I can check off yet another challenge from my Retro WW bucket list. BUT--How can I top this one, you ask??

Three words: Fluffy Mackerel Pudding. It's happening. Stay tuned...

19 comments:

Enz said...

I have no words.

Well..none that I can type here....

You are a brave, brave woman...or...certifiable :)

De tout, de rien said...

Oh. Wow. What a feat. Brings a tear. Jean would be so proud.

How did your hubby like it?

Love your sense of humour!

Cyn said...

Oh my...
It truly does leave ya speechless... well other than one thought that runs through my head...
EWWWWWW!

LOL!
Kudos to you for being such a sport!

Mel said...

Oh.Em.Gee. Two servings? Seriously? I can't even imagine how much sodium that would be consuming that many hot dogs. Canned carrots? Ok, that's just disgusting.

Helen said...

Oh my. Thanks for the belly laugh!

Bonnie said...

I laughed at the computer screen...HARD

can't imagine what the hubby's first words were when he seen this....

oh_mg said...

This is so adventurous! I totally hoard retro cookbooks, and I want to become daring enough to try some of the recipes!

Caker Cooking said...

It's beautiful. Period.

B said...

What is this I don't even.

Seriously, how does eating this many hot dogs qualify as a weight loss recipe?

Jana said...

It is a thing of beauty. Like a pineapple that has decided to learn to swim, and consequently has adorned itself with floaties.

Oh, pineapple. Silly pineapple. Pineapples do not swim.

Leanne said...

Apparently 1972 Weight Watchers understood my affinity for hot dogs. Maybe I could try this with veggie dogs...nah, I don't think it would be the same.

Hermione said...

oH, this brings a tear to my eye! It's so...very.

But will you make Snappy Mackerel Casserole?

SusieQT said...

That brings back a childhood memory. My mother was a WW devotee in the late 70s when we were growing up. As a special treat she would make us kids "shish-ka-bobs" of cut up hot dogs, cherry tomatoes and pineapple chunks grilled on skewers.

The hot dogs and pineapple are actually quite a tasty combo (think Hawaiian pizza) but the cherry tomatoes just didn't do well on the grill (molten lava comes to mind...)

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Mimi....to be FRANK (ah, ha, ha) that is a thing of positive beauty!!! :) I'm laughing at your fun post, the fact you surprised your husband with it, and that the cat gnawed one!!! So funny! Jean would be impressed!!

Miss Spoon said...

I feel sick (and amused) all at the same time!!!

50sme said...

HA HA HA HA! Lord. That centerpiece is......well, WILD!

raspberrycoconut.com said...

OMG my boyfriend would send me to the funny farm if he came home to this!

Kamini Laws said...

I've just found your blog and I'm crying with laughter! You are so funny and brave!

Chukster said...

Hi Mimi, You did a great job on this. This really made my day. Chukster