I worked in collaboration with Family Dollar on this sponsored blog post and giveaway.
Family is special.
And family memories are treasures that last forever which is why Family Dollar held its national "Just Add Family" contest this year. They wanted to give one amazing family the opportunity to receive an all-expense paid family reunion for up to 100 guests! The winning family would also receive a year's worth of free groceries from Family Dollar. How fantastic is that?
In case you missed it, the "Just Add Family" contest winner was recently selected from thousands of online entries, and the winning family was the Williams family of Chicago! They received the Ultimate Family Reunion with Celebrity Chef Pat Neely at Washington Park in Chicago on Saturday, July 11th.
The Food Network Star, Pat Neely, surprised the Williams Family on July 9th at their home, and the Ultimate Family reunion took place two days later with Chef Pat Neely serving as grill master!
Because what’s a family reunion without good food, right?
One of the recipes Pat made for hungry guests was his classic grilled bacon wrapped hot dogs.
I recently created that recipe at home for my own family, and they loved it! Hot dogs are one of those super easy foods to grill, and adding the bacon and cheese only takes a small amount of extra effort that's definitely worth it.
Pat's Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
- 6 hot dogs
- 3 slices of bacon cut in half
- 6 hot dog buns
- 6 slices of Kraft cheese
- black pepper
- condiments of your liking (such as mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and pickle relish)
- Preheat grill to medium heat using Hickory and Charcoal chips. Carefully wrap each slice of bacon around individual hot dogs. Cooking tip: Use wet toothpicks to hold bacon in place. Sprinkle with black pepper.
- Place hot dogs directly over charcoals on grill for 3-5 minutes. Cook until bacon becomes crisp and hot dogs become plump. Place hot dog buns on grill face down to toast. Fold cheese in half and place over hot dog on grill for last 30 seconds of cooking. Remove buns and dress with condiments of your liking. Place hot dogs onto buns.
Food, Family, and Fun
Overall, the Just Add Family reunion with the Williams family was a huge success! They celebrated their time together, ate delicious food, and strengthened family bonds while creating memories they will never forget!
And now...an Opportunity to Win a $25 Family Dollar Gift Card!
Now that you know more about Family Dollar and how they brought a whole lot of happiness to one terrific family, how about the chance to win one of four $25 Family Dollar gift cards?
That's right! FOUR of my fabulous readers are each going to win $25 Family Dollar gift cards!
How to Enter the Giveaway:
Simply enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter link below. I've included options for extra entries, too!
This giveaway will run from now until August 7, 2015 at 12:00am. The giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. The winners will be randomly chosen. I will promptly send the winners an email notifying them that they've won, and the winners must respond within 48hrs. of the giveaway's end. Otherwise, I will have to draw a new winner(s).
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By Sandra Calixto