Monday, February 24, 2014


College football holds the key to my heart, which the Hokies have done a pretty good job of breaking over the past 2 years.  I didn't eat enough Which Wich... was that it?  I'll go there right now if that will bring back the team unity and the spirit that I loved watching previously.
Which Wich Image
Seriously, how many of these will it take?
While we're wiping off the wounds or celebrating the successes of last season, the big game of the league-where-our-best-go-to-disappear had this little shindig called the "Super Bowl".  So after some thoughtful consideration, I determined that this was the last chance I had to have tailgate snackage until next season. I decided to bring out the side carbine to the shoulder cannon of Pinwheels.  My family has been cooking these since I remember hating the taste of alcohol.  Luckily I've gotten over that slight handicap, and now thoroughly enjoy waiting all day for these little puppies of joy.  Or at least that's what mini hotdogs should be called.  You heard it here first.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1 package mini hotdogs or hotdogs cut into pieces

Pour brown sugar, bourbon, and ketchup into the slow cooker.  Mix until smooth.  Try to make sure the ketchup blends in with the other ingredients and the brown sugar is not in clumps.

Pour in mini hotdogs.  Cook for 8 hours on low.  Check every few hours and stir.  This prevents things from sticking on the bottom.

Stove top variation: Mix as above but in a pot over the stove.  Yep, the cook time is still hours; you want the sauce to be as absorbed as possible!

I've also found this sauce works well over other meats such as hamburgers, pulled pork, and the ever versatile chicken.  Here's to your team, and getting ready for the spring game.  Only 7 more months to go...