Friday, September 2, 2011

Pigs in a Blanket

I rarely cook on a Friday evening. It's our night to eat out, to get out of the house for awhile. But we've been gone so much this week that eating out just didn't even sound good. So I made something quick, easy, and very kid-friendly.
The kids loved them. Yes, both of them: my daughter and my husband. :-) I can't say I'm much of a hot dog fan, but sometimes it's best to make something that I know they'll love, even when I know I won't.

You start with a package of hot dogs (mine were all-beef - I really won't touch any other kind, even though everyone else in my house doesn't seem to mind). Cut a slit down the middle of each one, almost all the way through and almost all the way to the end.
Then you stuff cheese into the slit. The original recipe said to use sliced cheese and cut it into strips, but all I had in the refrigerator was grated cheese. It worked, but probably would have been easier with the slices.
Pop open a can of refrigerated crescent rolls, and roll the crescents around the hot dogs.
Into the oven for 15 minutes, and dinner is served!

Pigs in a Blanket
adapted from Pillsbury

8 hot dogs
Grated cheddar cheese (or sliced American cheese)
1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

Heat oven to 375°. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2" of ends; stuff cheese into each slit. Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. Looks YUMO-LIOUS!! I know, I'm not much of a hot dog eater either but, these look pretty tasty!


Comments? Questions? Ideas? Gossip? :-)