During my two-year stint in Chicago, IL I learned to truly LOVE two specific new foods: White Castle chicken rings and Chicago style hot dogs. Nothing at White Castle is healthy or belongs on a new and improved diet plan, but I was pleasantly surprised to find Chicago Style hot dogs in Cook This, Not That! Easy & Awesome 350-Calorie Meals. There have been certain things that I had prepared myself to say goodbye to, forever: Nielson's Frozen Custard, Blizzards from Dairy Queen, mom's chocolate cheesecake, Sliders, and hot dogs. Even though I modified the traditional Chicago style dog a little bit while living in Chicago, the ones we made last night for supper were like heaven on a bun to me.
I used to prefer my dogs with a little bit of mayo, mustard, onion, tomato, pickle/cucumber, sauerkraut, celery salt, and sport peppers. Aside from the absence of mayo (and because I can't stand sweet relish anyway) these dogs were almost identical to my ideal dog. We didn't have sport peppers but I sprinkled some Frank's on mine to add the missing kick. One thing was lacking; somehow dogs always taste better when they come from those little sidewalk carts with the umbrellas over them that you find all over the place in downtown Chicago. I've never found a dog anywhere that tastes quite as good as those dogs do but hey, other than that these were pretty awesome good, especially for only 250 calories per dog (I figure adding sauerkraut and leaving off the relish equal each other out).
8 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee /wcreamer
1 leftover Chicago dog
1 foot long chicken sub
Daily Caloric Intake: 907
Walking: 7 miles (14,121 steps)