“You know what you should make for your blog sometime, Pru?”
“What’s that?” I asked him.
“Pork & Beans and Wieners” he replied.
I laughed, because at the time, I guess I didn’t think that pork and beans and wieners was blog worthy.
But the more I thought about it, the more it became important to me, because he is important to me.
First of all…This is my father’s all time favorite meal. I bet you that he’d eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24/7. I know he would. So, how could I deny him his blog request?
Secondly… let’s face it. This is a meal that I grew up on, and I’m sure that many of you have grown up on, too.
I love this meal. For me, it’s comfort. And isn’t that what my blog is really all about? Comfort?
Simple? Rustic? Delish?
So, this one is for you Pa. Your most favorite meal ever.
Oh, and I’ll be at your house around 1pm today to drop it off.
I love you.
Life is good. It’s a “I realized that it isn’t about the elegance of the food, rather than the love and memories behind it…” kind of good.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 hot dogs (your favorite brand), sliced into ¼" diagonals
- 1 23.8 oz can pork and beans
- In a large frying pan, melt the butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, and sauté until golden brown. (I almost like to let them get a little dark around the edges, as they give a wonderful smoky onion flavor to the dish). Add the garlic, and sauté for another minute.
- Add the hot dog slices to the onions and garlic, and sauté until the hot dogs are browned.
- Add the can of pork and beans, and let simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
- Serve immediately.