Yes, cream cheese. What's even more horrifying is that sometimes I underpaint it with butter. And overpaint it with Miracle Whip. Add mustard, horseradish and relish. Also excellent for tomato sandwiches.
The downside is I have to fast for two days afterwards.
Agatehinge, on those rare occasions I put the mustard on the dog, I always roll it around to smear it on the bread anyway. I do not think it worthwhile to risk dropping mustard (which stains) on myself, thereby wasting its precious essence, and would rather offend the H.D. Etiquette Gods instead.
Also, cream cheese? on hot dogs? seriously?
John, that's mighty cute. :) Thanks for posting.
I agree with John---if you're putting chili on your dog, you can put cheese on it. Otherwise... well... I love those cheesy l'il smokies. (Which I have just discovered is actually spelled "Lit'l Smokies," and now I like them less.)
Cheese on/in brats is more acceptable, I think, than cheese on a dog, unless (again) there's chili involved. And I wouldn't put chili on a brat. That's just wrong.
I'm afraid I have always put the condiments on the bread. Next time, I will try "dressing the dog" as recommended, but I insist on spreading the cream cheese on the bun. I have never put ketchup on my hotdog, but I have only two uses for ketchup: french fries and cocktail sauce.