April 24, 2012

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Winston Churchill

It's National Pigs in a Blanket Day!

Things that don't excite me:
- Going to the dentist
- Bra shopping
- Eating pigs-in-a-blanket

Oh, buck up, little blogger. This isn't the worst food holiday you've ever celebrated. We can totally make this work. And if we can't, well . . . tomorrow is another day.

Let's talk about pigs-in-a-blanket.

Pigs-in-a-blanket (a.k.a "horsebacks" or [my personal favorite] "wiener winks") are pork-based foods wrapped in dough. In the US, they're made of hot dogs or Vienna sausages. In the UK, they're wrapped in bacon instead of a pastry product. And, in Israel, children eat "Moshe Ba'Teiva" (Moses in the Ark), which are mini hot dogs rolled in a puff pastry that has ketchup in, on, or under it before being cooked.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies.

Wanna celebrate sans the ziggypiggy? Try making them with a roll of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls, a package of vegan hot dogs, and maybe even a little soy-based cream cheese, too. Spread the c.c. on the crescent rolls, lay a hot dog on top of that, then roll 'em up. Bake according to the Pillsbury packaging, then once they're done - dunk 'em in your favorite sauces! All the pigs will rejoice and wish you a...

Happy National Pigs in a Blanket Day!