To do tonight: Watch 'American Idol' finale

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Dinner idea: Chicago-Style Hot Dog

  • 1 all-beef hot dog
  • 1 poppy-seed hot dog bun
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet green pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 4 tomato wedges
  • 1 dill pickle spear
  • 2 sport peppers
  • 1 dash celery salt

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place hot dog in water, and cook 5 minutes or until done. Remove hot dog and set aside. Carefully place a steamer basket into the pot and steam the hot dog bun 2 minutes or until warm. Place hot dog in the steamed bun. Pile on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers and celery salt. Then tomatoes and the pickle.

-- www.allrecipes.com

On TV: ‘American Idol’ finale on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. CDT

Tonight is the two-hour season finale of “American Idol,” and the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the show. Performances from special guests include U2 and a reunion of the top 13 contestants.

Weekend tip: Monday is Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day, and if you don’t have to work, then you have a long weekend to relax and enjoy spring weather while celebrating our veterans and their sacrifices. Host a barbecue cookout with an American theme: everything red, white and blue. Or plan a last-minute getaway, and don’t come back until Monday night.

-- GateHouse News Service