Friday, May 13, 2016

Favorite Fridays Revisited: Pigs in a Blanket!

Sharing a favorite post from 2012...

Missy, here. I recently hosted my book club at my house. My kids get home from tennis practice around 6 pm, and I knew I needed to make snacks for book club that could double as dinner for the kids. Soooo...I headed to the grocery store (at 5 pm that day!) and decided to pull out an old favorite from when my kids were really young. Pigs in a blanket. I figured I'd leave them whole for the kids and cut into appetizer size for my friends. :) I also grabbed bags of pre-washed fresh veggies and served with Ranch dressing. Then sliced up a fresh pineapple. Easy to prepare for friends and hungry kids.



Ingredients:
Canned crescent rolls
Hot dogs (I like turkey sausage)
Sliced American cheese


Tear cheese into small strips.
Slice an opening in the middle of each hot dog, trying not to cut all the way through, leaving about a half inch uncut on each end (prevents cheese from leaking out).


Stuff a cheese strip or two inside each hotdog.


Separate the crescent rolls. These were generic and didn't pull apart as well as what I'm used to. I had to do some patching like Ruthy has talked about with pie crusts! :)


Lay stuffed hotdog at wide end and roll toward the point of the crescent roll.


Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the wrapped hotdogs on the sheet cheese-side-up. Bake according to package directions. Although they'll probably need to bake a bit longer. I don't remember how long, since my book club ladies had arrived by that time. We were chatting so I didn't pay attention. :) I think it was about 10 extra minutes, long enough to make sure they weren't doughy.

I only snapped a shot in the oven. No finished photo since I was occupied. I sliced them in quarters for the appetizer size (and then, since I hadn't had dinner either, proceeded to eat four! LOL). Kids just grabbed two or three whole hotdogs each. Yep, hungry from tennis. :)


Yum!
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17 comments:

  1. I can see doing this with Hebrew National Hot Dogs or Sahlen's Hot Dogs. But regular hot dogs. No. Must keep this one in mind! :) Happy Friday.

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  2. I'm with Tina, great hot dogs would be clutch... here it is Sahlen's or Zweigles.... Tina, Zach says they don't have great hot dogs in Phoenix, and I noticed that the trains seemed to be the biggest import vehicle in your desert city. But I'll suggest the Hebrew National, they're so good and they've got to be available down there, I bet! I've never made these. Shame on me!

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  3. I've never tried those brands you mentioned Tina and Ruthy! I guess I haven't lived yet. :)

    In the meantime, you really need to try these turkey sausages from Johnsonville. They're really, really good!

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  4. Hmmm....I think they might lose something in the translation if I tried tofu dogs. LOL I'll just munch on some pineapple.

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    1. LOL, Kav. You know, it might not be bad. I think everything is good wrapped in crescent dough! ;)

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  5. Some things never go out of style. I used to do these for my boys when they were little, Missy. And the turkey sausage is a great idea. I'll have to check that out.

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    1. These turkey sausages do great on the grill. You should try them sometime, Mindy. I never buy any other hotdogs now.

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  6. Missy, we're celebrating my dad's 90th birthday tomorrow -- and one of the relatives is bringing pigs in a blanket! Cutting them into sections is a super idea for appetizers. Thanks!

    Nancy C

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    1. Have fun, Nancy!! Happy birthday to your dad!

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  7. I had forgotten this fun, easy snack.

    My poor deprived children! I never made this for them when they were younger. But it sounds like a great meal to have on hand for those days when dinner is rushed.

    Thanks, Missy!

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    1. Jan, it's crazy to think how things have changed since I posted this! Only 4 years ago, but I still had two kids at home then.

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    2. I was wondering why I hadn't seen this before. I think I joined in August 2012...

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  8. My husband and I love these, my kids do not. They are weird :)

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    1. LOL, Jamie! Maybe their tastes will change as they grow up. :)

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  9. Ohhhh, that's what these are! I thought "pigs in a blanket" meant sausages in pancakes or small sausages in bagel dough, but this makes more sense because I've seen people say they made it as a "quick and easy" dinner. I always wondered how bagel dough was quick and easy!

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    1. I think I've had the sausage and pancake version before, but I don't think they called them pig in a blanket.

      It just hit me that these aren't really pigs in a blanket because they're not pork! LOL

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  10. These sound delicious! I haven't had pigs in a blanket in a long time! =)

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