Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - March 16, 2017

Happy Thursday!  Another week is flying by - I'm still thinking about how much fun I had Monday night when some friends joined me and Eric for the finale of The Bachelor.  Thought I'd share with you today our hot dog bar!

I love it when we have these viewing parties and the evening is always fun.  It can be a bit challenging coming up with dinner ideas because we start right after work.  It's really just me putting the pressure on myself because none of my guests would care if we just ordered pizza or grabbed fast food, but I always want to make something.  This time we went with the hot dog bar and it was a huge success.  If you are ever in need of a meal that comes together quickly and has a bit of flair, I highly suggest whipping up a hot dog bar of your own!

The sign came straight from Etsy.  Prints by MA design has some adorable printables for all occasions.  For a quick sign, I purchased one for $3, printed and glued it to a piece of card stock that matched my tablecloth.  If you need a sign for your event, check out all the cool options at this shop and use PENNYSPASSION10 for 10% off your order.  

I did a little searching on Pinterest to come up with the toppings.  The list was fairly long and you could definitely cut it down, but the more the better right!?!  Here's a list of what was offered:

Shredded Cheese
Nacho Cheese
Onion Straws
Bar-B-Que Sauce

I whipped up a couple specialty signs just in case people needed some inspiration on what to add to their dog.

As it turned out, people were quite creative on their own!

My original plan was to boil the hot dogs when I got home, but I had a revelation on my way to cook them on my new grill pan from Pampered Chef.  So much better than boiling them!  This pan is fabulous.  If you're in the market for one, click HERE to check it out.  

We topped the evening off with the Madeleines my friend, Debbie, brought over.  Yum!  She got her Madeleine pan for her birthday and has truly mastered the art of making these French shell-shaped pastries.   A Madeleine pan is going on my wish list!

The food portion of the evening was a hit!  There were mixed reviews, however, on who Nick chose to be his bride!  But that's a blog for another day.

What are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up below and share with us!  I'd love to hear from you.

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  1. What a fun and easy idea! I love that you gave them ideas on what to put on their hot dog!

  2. What a great idea for a party!! This would be perfect for 4th of July too!! Thanks for the concept!

  3. A HOT DOG BAR!?!?!?!?! That is my jam!

  4. I love this idea! We do something similar with tacos in my house. It's such a fun idea to have all the fixins spread out for everyone to choose their own!

  5. What a great idea - i need to remember this!

    As for usual, after its over, you start to hear the rumors of how she's not happy how he acted with the other girls, etc. Its like look, you know what you signed up for so you know what you're going to see at the end. Deal! ;)

  6. Oh my gosh!! I love this idea! I don't eat bread but I DO EAT HOT DOGS!! Yum

  7. WHAAAATTTT??? A hot dog bar is a slice of paradise!!! Now I'm starving!

  8. Oh my goodness, what a cute idea for quick food for a party after work. Genius! :)

  9. A hot dog bar is a great idea and I love all the toppings you provided. I'm having my boys' graduation party in June and think I'm going to go with this idea.