You just can't beat Pigs in a Blanket.
They are probably one of the most beloved of party foods, right after wings and guac.
They should be called Love In A Blanket!
Wait..no. That would be inappropriate. Let's not call them that.
Party In A Blanket?
Ew... that's worse.
You know what? Let's just keep the name they already have!
Because football season is coming to an end, you might already be making plans for Super Bowl Sunday, and if you're a Minnesotan, you're also busy burning sacrifices to the football gods so that the Vikings make it to the big game in their own home state. SKOL!
(As far as the list of things I care about in life, I usually prioritize 'Sports' right in between 'Nicolas Sparks Novels' and 'Algebra', however, after last night's game, it was made clear to me that now is the time to put my big girl pants on and become a football fan. "GOOOO SPORTS TEAM!")
But no matter how much or little I've ever cared about sports, I have always deeply cared about the food that comes along with the watching of the sports.
(This is an area where my devotion will never waver.)
So I thought I'd share this recipe that you can make for any party you might be having or going to, which is guaranteed to be a huge hit.
In addition to how delicious and fun they are, they are also both inexpensive and easy to make.
All you need is a package of cocktail wieners (also called cocktail sausages or lil' smokies)
and 1-2 cans of crescent rolls.
(One can of crescent rolls makes 24 Pigs in a Blanket, so if you want to use up the whole package of sausages, use 2 cans of crescent rolls.)
Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into triangles.
Cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles.
Lay one sausage along the base of the triangle and roll it up, pressing to ensure the dough sticks to itself.
Repeat with the rest of the cocktail sausages and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until golden.
Serve warm with ramekins of spicy mustard, ketchup, or sweet-and-sour sauce.
You can even assemble these hours beforehand, keep them in the fridge, then throw them in the oven right before the game starts.
And Go Vikings!