Corn Dogs (and Belly Buttons)

Corn Dogs (and Belly Buttons)

* * To read my post on how I celebrated finishing my second book, please click here. * *

My daughter’s librarian is brilliant. Katy Rose is in first grade, a HUGE grade for developing a love of reading. While most schools try to entice kids with points for reading a certain list of books that have been deemed worthy of the points system (which I know works well for some), my Daughter’s librarian has truly lit a fire in them all to not only read books, but to write them as well!

At their school, anytime a child writes a book and gives it to the librarian, she makes a barcode sticker to put on it, enters it into the computer, and puts it in a special section where all of the students are allowed to check it out. This has gotten them so excited . Katy Rose has written three books so far and every time another classmate writes a book all of the kids scramble to check it out. I’ve never seen her so excited. “Mama you have GOT to read Lindsay’s book! I was the first to get it, it is so funny!” Or “Guess whose book I have today? I read it during lunch because I couldn’t wait!” Then I hear * “Mama, guess who checked out my book today?”*


  • 1-1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c plain cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1⅓ c milk
  • 8 weenies
  • 8 wooden sticks
Read the whole recipe on Southern Plate