OK — I do realize it seems a bit hypocritical to be making whole grain buns only to put a whole-fat, highly-processed, chemical-laden meat product in them. But dietary improvements are best made gradually, yes?
I took some of the dough from yesterday’s whole wheat bread and shaped them into hot dog buns. They came out really well, if a bit irregular — it adds to their charm, I think. And now I can feel a little better about my family eating hot dogs for dinner while I go out to eat with my book club (they’re not complaining).