Whew! I just got home after being gone since 6:30 this morning. My kids had a million places to be this morning! I really can't wait until November when my oldest can drive. Then he gets to play chauffeur! Oh well, such is the life of a mom of 7, and I wouldn't change a thing!!
Yesterday was my baby's 2nd birthday, so we did something fun for lunch. I have to say, I am a bad mom, I have only made pigs in a blanket a couple of times. They were not that great, but that could be because of my aversion to hot dogs. So I thought I would try something a little different than the traditional hot dog (barf) and crescent rolls. These would also be great for lunch when we go camping. I threw them together with 3 ingredients in about 5 minutes.
Pigs in a Blanket
12" dutch oven
1 16 oz. pkg. Lil' Smokies (I used the ones with cheddar cheese inside)
1 roll refrigerated bread stick dough
BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
Unroll the bread stick dough and cut each bread stick into thirds. Roll each piece of dough around a sausage link. Place seam side down in your oiled DO. Preheat the DO lid and then bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. I used 18 coals on top and 9 on the bottom. Serve with BBQ sauce. Makes about 36.
The Finished Product
I probably should have cooked them a few minutes longer.
I have 2 words for these, de lish. I will never make pigs in a blanket with hot dogs again. These were really good. My hubby came home for lunch and ate half of them. These will be a perfect lunch when camping. Just add some chips and a drink and voila--lunch! They would also make good Superbowl fare. I think I will be making these pretty regularly for my kids. Grade: A.