Friday, November 21, 2008

Easy Being Cheesy

From Pigsinablanket

Today was Tennis Day. My good friend and fellow foodie, Dragana, invited me to join the neighborhood women's tennis team. I do not think she knew what she got herself or the team into. Not so luckily for her, my tennis skills are rustier than an abandoned tin can. Luckily for me, it is a good change of pace in my world and she is a good sport about the whole thing. We have fun. Since we hosted today's meet, our team was responsible for bringing the GOODS. I decided to bring a little comfort food that is easy to make and always appreciated. Many of you will know this trick and be reminded to use it again for this weather and easy entertaining. Others of you may not know it and will love it and use it from here on out.

Pigs in the Blanket

  • One can of Crescent Rolls (any brand)
  • One package of Cocktail Weiners (Lil'Smokies, Oscar Meyer Mini Hot Dogs, etc...)
I used Oscar Mayer Mini Cheese Hot Dogs (there are also beef with no cheese). I think they are a perfect size to fit in the crescent rolls. Although Lil' Smokies do have the better taste, they do not to fill the entire roll. I also used the generic brand from Wal-Mart,Great Value, buttery flaky crescent rolls. I tend to have issues with this brand rolling out well, so if you can, spend the extra cents for premium brand crescent rolls.

Now that you have you ingredients:
  1. Preheat Oven to temperature requested on crescent roll can
  2. Roll out the dough into little individual triangles
  3. Place weiner along edge of thicker part and roll (may also place in middle and fold thick part over, then small over on top)
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes (or as designated on can)
  5. Allow to cool slightly and serve
Other variations I have used are:
  • Use Jalapeno Cheese flavored weiners
  • Brush the inside of crescent with honey, add regular weiner, roll, bake, then brush outside with honey butter before serving
  • Sprinkle inside with garlic salt, add weiner, roll, bake, then brush outside with garlic butter before serving
  • slit regular weiner add a little hint of hot dog chili, close dog back up, roll, bake, then serve sprinkle with onion salt
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Make many ahead of time, refrigerate them, and heat for breakfast on the go.

Today, I took this dish to a bunch of foodies and they still enjoyed it! Less can be more.

As always, enjoy!


Elle said...

Oh, i have such a weakness for cheese hotdogs!! I don't know why. One of my favorite things is at our local farmer's market on Saturday and Sunday mornings they have a family who sells pork and they're always grilling and selling sausages... their cheddar brats are phenomenal and one of my favorite indulgences.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and leaving thoughtful comments - I appreciate it more than you could know! And I'll certainly be poking around here...

Dragana said...

These were delicious, Carolina, and they didn't help with 'the diet' either! Dragana.

Lynder said...

I use the lil smokies but I cut each crescent roll triangle in half. Then the lil smokies fit better. They are smaller,but I LOVE them.