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How could I not buy it ? 
 
Apr. 19, 2010 8:27 pm 
Updated: Apr. 21, 2010 3:39 pm
It was the annual auction at my childrens' school. I knew I wasn't going to bid on any golf packages or sports memorabilia. I was just following my wife around the room exchanging fake smiles & insincere pleasantries with parents that tonight were our rivals when I saw it. I knew I had to buy it. So I did. I was the envy of all the other real men in the room. Now I just need to start thinking of toppings & wrappings.

http://twitvid.com/WIE93

And that's all for now from Swampy's Kitchen.....thanks for stopping by
 
Comments
Jena 
Apr. 20, 2010 7:51 am
Oh sooo awesome! I want one and I don't even like hot dogs. My boys do though, they're 17 and 21 and would LOVE that!!
 
Apr. 20, 2010 11:44 am
Only one way to go, DM! Strut! Strut it loud and strut it large! Great job!
 
Apr. 21, 2010 3:37 pm
Hi Jena - I'm generally not a big hot dog fan either but I just had to have it. My kids (12, 10 & 4) LOVE hot dogs so they screamed like they were on a game show when they saw it. Thanks for stopping by
 
Apr. 21, 2010 3:38 pm
Swiss Phil - I made sure to send that video to all of the men I was bidding against. This is a family oriented site so I won't tell you what they said. Thanks for stopping by
 
 
 
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Doug Matthews

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy

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About Me
My mother decided early on that her sons would never have to rely on someone to feed them so we all learned to cook at an early age. I really started to branch out when I moved out west to Denver, SF & Dallas. Combine that with extended business travel to Louisiana & my growing love of spices and you get a real mix of flavors.
My favorite things to cook
Love to make cajun food with my favorites being crawfish pie, alligator stew & alligator chili - I go nuts on Super Bowl Sunday
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't have a lot of traditions per se but you could count on pancakes or waffles on sundays - dad making scrambled eggs twice a year on christmas morning & mother's day - veal parmagiana on christmas eve, Thanksgiving with Grandma Matthews and any menu of your choice on your birthday. We weren't a spicy family so I learned a lot of good strong basics in the kitchen from Mom that I have carried over into my cooking today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to experiment with variations of dishes I try around the country. My biggest success is here on allrecipes where I had 2 recipes published in the same cookbook - Southwestern Turkey Soup & Curried Carrot Soup. I think my corn muffins are a great starting point and my alligator chili has become a much requested Super Bowl favorite.
My cooking tragedies
There have been a few times in the past where I tossed everything and took everyone to a restaurant instead. I'm not too proud to say my cooking is awful when it really is.
 
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