Regarding Hot Dog Buns

My biggest impulse buy: hot dog buns. Sometimes I’ll buy the buns and no dogs. They’re great with all sorts of fillings. Peanut butter. Lettuce and cheese. Butter. (Or margarine, if you’re off dairy. And if you’re off dairy, you have my sympathy. That’s hard. I tried nut cheese for a week. Not because I have a problem with dairy, I just wanted to be able to empathize with those who do. Rough week. Turns out I have a mild nut allergy.) Sloppy joe. Mac & cheese—look out, it’s a carb bomb! (Sorry, I know that sounds like car bomb, and I don’t mean to sound flippant about the Middle East. Car bombings are tragic. I realize I would not be a good suicide bomber.) Ham and pickles. Turkey chili. Curveball: fruit and whipped cream (two-minute shortcake!).