Monday, September 16, 2013

Pigs in a Blanket

 No one really needs a recipe for pigs in a blanket.  A tube of crescent rolls and either hot-dogs or cocktail sausages, a few minutes in the oven and you have a tasty snack or appetizer.  Serve with some plain or fancy mustard for dipping and you're set! Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds before baking, if desired.

By cutting each crescent triangle in half you will get 16 pigs in a blanket that serves...
well, one, if you are Jared, our oldest grandson.  Being a 16 year old boy in 10th grade somehow allows you to eat the whole plateful and remain a bean pole.
He comes here each day after school, has a snack, shows me what he is learning, quizzes me on Latin vocab and challenges me to a game of Rummy. If you ever wonder how I am spending most afternoons lately, I am playing cards with a dear young guy who colors my world.
Pigs in a Blanket


Ingredients
1 can (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (I sometimes use low fat)
16 cocktail-size smoked link sausages

mustard for dipping

Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll can of the dough; separate into 8 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise in half.

Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

31 comments:

Ann said...

Wow, he can eat 16 of those? I'm stuffed just reading about it...lol

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love pigs in a blanket! But then you probably already knew that:@)

Blackberry Lane said...

Your pigs in a blanket look better than mine. Lucky Jared who is able to eat just what he wants! He is growing up fast.

Connie said...

I just made these last week, we had not had them in years . . .so good :)
Yours are prettier than mine thought.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

What a delightful way to spend your afternoon!

Fruto do Espírito said...

Olá querida, vim agradecer sua visita e dizer que já estou seguindo seu maravilhoso blog, espero que retribua seguindo-me também.
Afinal a família de Deus espalhada no mundo deve estar unida.

Fique na Paz!
***Lucy****

kitty said...

What a handsome grandson, Lorraine. Your pigs in a blanket look extra special with the poppy and sesame seeds!

NanaDiana said...

Thanks for the reminder, Lorraine. I can't believe I have never made these for the grandkids. They are on my "to make" list now- xo Diana

Pondside said...

You two are so blessed by the special times you have together. Those pigs in blankets look good. My mum used to make them, but with pastry dough. I'll have to make them for my little grandsons the next time I visit.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

My boys are 13 and they eat like that too. Never gain a pound. I gain weight looking at food. Those rolls are so yummy--made cream cheese and bacon poppers with them the other day--so delicious!

Olga P said...

My kids adore such snacks, I should make some one of these days, they will be happy:)

Maryann said...

I remember the days when I had two teenage boys at home and how much they were able to eat. Precious time with your grandson, what a wonderful opportunity to have those afternoons with him. I haven't made pigs in a blanket in ages...you make them look so good!

Melanie said...

That is always a great recipe to fix in a jiffy. My husband likes it with a bowl of soup in the winter. Sounds like you have a really great way to spend an afternoon! You are creating memories that you and this young man will treasure!

lindsey said...

How wonderful to have your grandson call each day! And that is ther
Perfect snack to share with him :)

Connie said...

Hi again, I just noticed that you followed me back, thank you, I really do appreciate the encouragement :)
I've been a follower of yours for a month or two and enjoy your site so much :)
Have a great day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

yum! & I love your photos! How wonderful to have him over to spend time with! I look forward to those days when our kids eventually move closer now that we are in Kentucky. Our son would have two lunches in high school...one for "lunch" and one for "pre-lunch"? and then food again right after soccer/lacrosse/wrestling practice...before dinner!

Blessings & Aloha!
Now that our son's wedding is done, I am catching up once again to blog visits and blogging. Thank you for stopping by (I cannot recall who I have made return thank you visits too! so I want to be sure that I say thank you! :o)

Barbara F. said...

My favorite appetizer, hands down! Always delicious. xo

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

These look delicious! I havent had them in a couple of years, Im going to try your recipe!

Jacqueline said...

Now that is the recipe for a perfect afternoon- to have a 16 year old grandson come and spend time with you - what an amazing boy!!!

Pattie T. said...

These look much fancier than the biscuit dough wrapped version that I grew up with. It's been ages since I had these and now you have me craving them!

Winnie said...

Oh Lorraine these are soooooooo traditional here!!
They're called "Moses int a box/case"

Childhood memories :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Oh how I wish every grandma had this experience in life, and every young man had a kind, thoughtful grandma offering them the gift of time, as you do. One of my favorite posts!

The Old Parsonage said...

We used to make these all the time when the boys were home. Love that you are spending quality time with Jared!! It's wonderful!!!

xo

corners of my life said...

This line says so much:
". . . a dear young guy who colors my world"

Sangeetha said...

Wow! they look so scrumptious. What a lovely treat after a school day. Really handsome lad.
Hugs

Susan said...

Your grandson is a nice looking boy, LDH.

The pigs in a blanket look good, too.

Guess what? I made the sloppy joes, shared them with my daughter and son-in-law, and they were a HUGE HIT! Delish. Thanks. Susan

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Always so popular, but I've never seen them presented or photographed more beautifully!

Oh my, your grandson is very handsome ~ how lucky you are to have each other in your lives. xo

Kathy MomOfNine said...

Love pigs in a blanket!It's a memory food. You are certainly making lovely memories with your grandson.

marie said...

Lucky Jared...to be able to spend regular time with you. Lucky you...to have your world so beautifully colored by him!

Sixteen pigs in a blanket! Now that's quite a snack!

Colonel Ying said...

weird how you can google random stuff and you find out that your best friend is on an article for pigs in a blanket XDDDDD

Jayne Moffatt said...

These looks quite classy but just wondering - What are cresent dinner rolls? Sorry I am in New Zealand and never heard of them - looks like flaky pastry? If what size triangle do you use, I will make my own!

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