Although it does not start for almost one more month , according to most , fall is almost here . It is important for children and adults to keep up healthy nutrition and physical activity habits during the fall months when schedules may not be structured . Here are a few tips to help you and your child to keep up good nutrition and fitness habits while being in school or work : 1 . Sign your child up for an organized sport or physical activity class such as soccer or football after school . For young children , pick something that you and your child can do together . For older children , find something that encourages socialization . 2. Set your family after school activity time . Going to a park , riding a bike or even taking a short walk in your neighborhood can easily be done once the temperature cools a little . 3 . Spice up your family's menus . This is the prefect time to let your children experiment with new recipes and to help them learn cooking skills . Choose age appropriate tasks to let them practice during the weekends . Tasks such as planning the week's menu , making a grocery list or starting dinner can easily be done by older children. -- The Carano's Famous Hot Dog & Fries --by Jonny Carano--
4 natural casing all-beef franks 4 fresh hot dog buns 1 small white onion, finely chopped 8 jarred sport pickled peppers (or sub pickled hot peppers) Homemade Bread and Butter Relish, for serving, (recipe follows ) Yellow mustard, for slathering Hand Cut Fries with Celery Salt, for serving, (recipe follows ) Homemade Bread and Butter Relish: 1 cup bread and butter pickles, finely diced 1 tablespoon pickled cherry peppers, finely diced 1 teaspoon sugar Hand Cut Fries with Celery Salt: Vegetable oil 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed Celery salt, for sprinkling 1 . Set up a large pot with a steamer insert and steam the franks until warm, about 5 minutes. When the franks are almost done, place the buns on top of the franks to steam, 1 to 2 minutes. Place the franks in the buns and top each with some of the onions, 2 peppers, some Homemade Bread and Butter 2 . Relish and slather with mustard. To serve, top the franks with a handful of Hand Cut Fries with Celery Salt, wrap each frank in foil and let steam, 2 to 3 minutes, before eating. Eat on the towel-lined trunk of a car. Homemade Bread and Butter Relish: Combine the pickles, peppers and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Serve. Yield: 1 cup. Hand Cut Fries with Celery Salt: 1 . Fill a 6-quart heavy pot or Dutch oven two-thirds of the way full with oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until a deep-fat thermometer registers 375 degrees F. 2 . Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick sticks. Fry the potatoes in batches, until golden brown, 8 minutes per batch. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with celery salt and serve immediately.
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