It’s another Pink Saturday!

by Michelle on April 25, 2009

It’s been a very busy week for me but I could not miss a Pink Saturday. As always Pink Saturday is hosted by Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. We’ve had some gorgeous weather this week, 88 degrees on Friday, and it really put me in the mood for summer. I do hope we have a spring and don’t go right into summer which means a horrible dry drought that will be unbearable for my plants and ME!

But since I was in a summer mood I was thinking about light, fun meals and what could be better then Hot Dogs. I’m sure most of you have heard about Pinks, the famous Hot Dog Stand in Hollywood, CA. Pinks, now a CA landmark, was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 and was originally located on the corner of La Brea and Melrose exactly where it still exists today! Any business that has been in continuous operation for 70 years and in the exact same location deserves every bit of congratulations and praise.

Pinks Chili Dog (left) and Hot Dog (right)

But here in Chicago we have our own Hot Dogs. The essentials are steamed or boiled 100% Beef Hot Dog, Poppy Seed Bun, Yellow Mustard, White Onion, Relish, Sports Pepper, Celery Salt and Tomato and NEVER, not ever Ketchup and it’s always served with a Dill Pickle Spear. But there are many other condiments offered, Cucumber, Sweet Red Onion, Green Pepper and the list goes on and on. We have Hot Dog Stands on ever corner in Chicago and of course Mr. Tastebuds loads up his Dog with “everything” and you can’t even see the bun! I honestly don’t know how he eats it but he seems to manage quite well.

I’ve got to throw my own Hot Dog into this competition. It’s simple and much like the Chicago Hot Dog. A boiled or steamed 100% Beef Kosher Hot Dog, Yellow Mustard, Sweet Red Onion, Sweet Relish on a Homemade Bun sprinkled with Smoked Sesame Seeds. It is also served with Homemade Potato Chips and a Dill Pickle Spear.

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If you would like the recipe for the Hot Dog Buns please click here and the Homemade Potato Chip recipe is here.

Next is my Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream which is a favorite summer time treat and out of this world delicious and look at this gorgeous pink color! I noticed CA Strawberries in the markets this week. Large, gorgeous berries and quite a reasonable price too. If you happened to buy some strawberries and you’re not sure what to make, try this ice cream. I promise you will not be disappointed. Please click here for the recipe and copy and paste.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog for Pink Saturday and don’t forget to visit Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see what the other Pinksters are up to!

And don’t forget our Pink Saturday motto:

Get Pink !!!

It’s not just a color, it’s an attitude.

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  • Elyse April 25, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Michelle, another great pink roundup!! I love hotdogs, and I love strawberry ice cream. You couldn’t have picked two better pink foods. Delicious!!

  • Keetha Denise Broyles April 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve seen stories about “Pinks” on the Food Network – – – but have never been there, have you???

    Homemade potato chips – – – you go girl!!!!

  • ♥Mimi♥ April 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Happy Pink Saturday. Your blog is just such a delight to visit each week. Of course, all of the pink goodies always warm my ♥.

    Wishing you, and all those close to your ♥, a purr-fect weekend filled with joy, peace and gracious living.

  • someplace in thyme April 25, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    It’s not even 8 am and my mouth is watering. I have never been a breakfast person, so I would have no trouble eating your hotdog right now. Looks great, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  • Llyn M April 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    *´¨)
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* HAPPY PINK SATURDAY *

  • Nancy April 25, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I love new recipes. Just say No Reservations show on Chicago hot dogs! Yum. Will definitely add both recipes to my file. Happy Pink Saturday

  • Catharina Maria April 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Oh your pink ice cream , yummy
    love rini The Netherlands

  • The Wrought Iron Gate April 25, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, hot dogs and strawberry ice cream…..it just doesn’t get any better than this. I agree, no ketchup on my dog, please, but do pass the sweet relish. I’m such a fan of balsamic vinegar. It tends to give great depth to fruit dishes.Just can’t wait to try the ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

    Best Wishes,
    Kay

  • Samantha April 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I have got to make this ice cream, it looks and sounds delicous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments.
    Hugs and blessings to you, have a great Saturday !

  • Sit-N-Chat April 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Oh those hot dogs look good…. And I want to try that ice cream. Soon. I enjoy your blog.

    I have not been to Pinks but liked heaing about them. They are cute.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    Jennifer

  • Sares April 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Oh you had to go and show me all this delcious food while I was hungry and have no chance of getting one of those yummy hot dogs since I live two states away!!!

    Enjoy your weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

  • The Raggedy Girl April 25, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I have never heard of the Pinks! What a wonderful post.

    Thank you for dropping by…

    Have a Happy Pink Saturday
    from The Raggedy Girl–Roberta Anne

  • Tracy M. April 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    The ice cream looks absolutely Yummy!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Denise April 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Yum!!! Kosher hotdogs are my favorite too. The strawberry ice cream looks very tempting.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Suzie Button April 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Ok, Michelle, now I’m STARVING after reading your Pink Saturday post, I want ice cream, I want ice cream!! Happy PS! Suzie

  • HiHo April 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

    the perfect meal!!!happy pink, heidi

  • Beverly April 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Yum! I love hotdogs, and we have our own special southern-style, too.

    And, ice cream must be divine. I love strawberries with a balsamic reduction.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Michelle.

  • Claudia April 26, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Oh that ice cream looks absolutely delicious!!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Christine April 26, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Well, now you went and made me hungry!!! That strawbery ice cream looks delicious.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Blessings,
    Christine

  • Gossamer Creations April 26, 2009 at 3:46 am

    You made me hungry for hot dogs. I keep saying I am going there to get a hot dog but when the weekend comes I am too busy……one day.
    Happy Pink Saturday,
    ~Sue~

  • Linda April 26, 2009 at 5:34 am

    What a great post! I hadn’t heard of Pinks before…thanks! Happy Pink saturday!

    Linda

  • Abby Lanes April 26, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I used to live right around the corner from PInks. I have photos from during the Los Angeles riots of firemen and policemen guarding “Pinks” with guns during the riots. I’ll scan them one day and post them. This was a great entry.
    ~Abby

  • Light and Voices April 26, 2009 at 6:09 am

    ~Happy Pink Saturday~
    Chicago hotdogs are the best! I can remember having one for the first time from a vendor down at Lake Michigan. Sorry, I am unable to remember which beach. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I took the Pink sidewalk shot across from the Greek Church and the Farm in Glenview. I was surprised to see it there.
    Joyce

  • About the Bumble Bee April 26, 2009 at 7:07 am

    I love American hotdogs – so fabulously different from one end of your country to the other. I was amazed the first time we ate a sandwich in the US and it was served with a chips (crisps) and a dill pickle- I suppose that’s what is so great about travelling; everything is new and exciting! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  • Shirley April 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Now I’m really hungry for hot dogs and ice cream!

  • Susan from The T-Cozy April 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Yummy pink! Thanks for visiting The T-Cozy yesterday.

  • suesueb April 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    wow! i don’t even like hot dogs but i’d try one of yours for sure!! going back to save a couple of those recipes. it’s strawberry season here in south louisiana and that ice cream sounds delicious!!! happy pink week!

  • jeanne April 27, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Michelle, Hot dogs and strawberry ice cream. Yum!!!

    Hugs…Jeanne

  • Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents April 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    What a fun hot dog stand! I’d never heard of PINK’S! Now I’m hungry…..

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

  • ~ Mel ~ May 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    LOVE Chicago dogs! Shhh, don’t tell anyone here in my home state of NC, though! 😉

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