It's is all about the DOG!
Until last month. I did not realize how I created another food for history. Most of you know I created the cheesecakes for the multi-Emmy award winning show The Golden Girls. I thought that was my claim to fame... No... The Little Red Wagon Corndog from "The Hub" at Disneyland. In 1988, Disney attendance was down (Shocking I know). State Fair was introduced. Parades, midways and such to highlight a State Fair. Mickey and Minnie were outfitted with farming outfits, A new area Big Thunder Ranch had opened a few years prior. At the time it was the best meal a for your buck.. Mesquite barbecue ribs/chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, berry pie and a square of sweet cornbread. A fresh fruit stand with seedless watermelon slices (the first day the melons were seeded and guests were spitting the seeds from the Skyway ride) and apples from Michael Eisner's Family orchard in Vermont. The Little Red Wagon was another project that year. We thought it would be temporary. It was parked between the Plaza Inn Restaurant (The Original Red Wagon Inn) and Carefree Corner. We had a meeting as to what to serve in such a very tiny space that was smaller then the current day Food Truck. Corn Dogs came up.. I got busy working on testing a recipe for the dipped dogs. I took the recipe of the Big Thunder Ranch cornbread and started working on a batter that dogs could be dipped into. Today... You can enjoy a corndog on Main Street or create the recipe at home.