After my swim and wrassling with weights last evening, I came home and wondered what to eat. Of course, there is pie. Usually I have a slim a bear, one of those low-cal ice cream sandwiches. But, there's pie in the fridge. Ian prefers it at room temperature, but I don't care, I'll eat it anyway. I was never a fan of pecan pie until I found this recipe. Most pecan pies are terribly sweet or have caramel in them, thus making them super-terribly sweet. This one is just right. And heck, I don't need a plate for it, I just eat it like it's a giant cookie.
The pecan pie tided me over for a while, but when my thoughts turned to dinner, I was lost. What to eat? There are lean cuisine dinners in the freezer for when I'm really desperate. Fresh tomatoes beckoned and I had them sliced and festooning some kind of pasta. But, I really didn't want pasta.
I had a sudden yearning for a hot dog. I don't normally ever yearn for hot dogs. They're not my thing. I'm just not that into them. Yeah, we get Nathan's at the grocery, so it's not like there are no good hot dogs around. They weren't a big part of my childhood. Then too, I think one of the times I was on the Atkin's diet, Ian and I grilled hot dogs for lunch daily. I grew very tired of them despite that yummy charred taste.
The place to go when I want a hot dog is Sammons. It's an East Tennessee institution and quite possibly the first fast food restaurant in Elizabethton. It's a quick drive from my house. I ordered my hot dog with cheese this time. I shouldn't have. It was rather tasteless. Other than that, the hot dog was pretty darned good. Oh yeah, and it was a dreadful mess, too.