Not (Quite) Mother’s 4th of July Rocket Dog…Blast Off!

The 4th of July is right around the corner and this means three things: fireworks, hot dogs, and fun! I tried to combine all three into this easy, DSP-approved idea…Rocket Dogs!

I saw this on Disney’s Family Fun website and thought even a not-very-crafty DSP who doesn’t like to follow directions could make it.

Ingredients: hot dogs, cubed cheese, skewers, prepared breadstick dough (I used Pillsbury Crescent Rolls), mustard, ketchup, and tinfoil or ribbon for the “flames”.

Simply skewer the hot dogs and make sure a little pokes out the top for the cheese. Wrap the dough around the dogs to cover and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Cut cheese into triangles and skewer on top and then “stripe” with ketchup and mustard. Tie on foil or ribbon flames…you are ready for BLAST-OFF!

DSP Dixie's Rocket Dogs ... people or rockets?

I made them with my kids and they were able to do most of the work except the skewers. We think they came out pretty darn festive and they tasted even better.

For goodness sake, you can wrap a piece of shoe leather in those crescent rolls and it would taste good.


We did run out of ketchup and have to borrow from a neighbor but that’s not unusual in our house. When we showed them to Dad, he thought they were a person of some sort. We didn’t care – we had fun and an excuse to eat Rocket Dogs at ten in the morning! Someone actually ate two but she shall remain nameless.

Happy 4th of July to Domestic Square Pegs around the world!

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2 Responses to Not (Quite) Mother’s 4th of July Rocket Dog…Blast Off!

  1. T. Hodgie Van Loco says:

    I tried to make this with the short cut of putting the cheese on first. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Then my tin foil ended up being dryer sheets. More stupid. Loved the core product however. They look like your dad.

  2. Nonna and Poppy says:

    I don’t see a person but the dogs look delicious!

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