Family Favorite Food – Pigs in a Blanket

Can I have just one? No
Can I have just one Pig In A Blanket? No.

My kids have one recipe they expect at every family gathering. It’s not the healthiest or fanciest snack: Pigs in a blanket.

So simple, but they act like it is so hard to make.  I’m posting the step by step so next time they want them they can look it up and make them without any help from me. Go family!

 

 

Step one – Gather the supplies.

Pillsbury Crescents and Lil'Smokies Sausage
Pillsbury Crescents and Lil’Smokies Sausage
I use:

Lil’smokies – beef, turkey or pork work (I like beef)

Pillsbury Crescents

If you want to make them fancy add grated cheese

 

First I brown the mini sausages in a skillet. While they are cooking I roll out the Crescents.

Rolling 4 triangles together to make one rectangle. With one can of eight you will end up with 2 sheets.

Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent
Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent

Cut three slices horizontal (across) and five vertical (down) Making 20 pieces.

Roll a sausage in each square.[/caption]Roll a cooked sausage into each square and tuck the seam together. Set seam down on the stone or cookie sheet.


Roll a sausage in each square.
Roll a sausage in each square.
Ready to cook
Ready to cook

I usually use at least two cans making 80 rolls. For a large family event I use four cans. They are always the first to go on the buffet table.

Ready to Eat
Ready to Eat

Decorating with Memories

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I love pulling out the boxes of Christmas decorations. Almost all of them have a memory attached. I fill my house with Nativity scenes. I have several, from ceramic glazed sets to plastic ones I got so the kids could play with them.

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Today I’m posting pictures of the naivety scene my mother made when I was about eight years old. She poured the molds and glazed the set. A few of the pieces have been bumped and dinged but they are the first thing I set up in my house and the last thing I put away.

My tree is covered with angels and handmade ornaments form my kids. Almost every single treasure has a story attached. One of the first that goes on the tree is a white plastic reindeer with one antler missing. When I was about five my grandmother’s mother, Granny, let me pick any ornament off her tree. She had some beautiful heirloom decorations, but my little-kid-self skipped right over those and went for the flying reindeer. There were times in the past I didn’t appreciate the little plastic guy and he would be left in the box of odd and end pieces. Now, he is one of my favorites.

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Do you have an ornament or decoration that carries more sentimental value than monetary? I would love to hear your stories.

The Cover Art for Lone Star Holiday is Here!

The Cover Art is Here for Lone Star Holiday!

I’m so excited to share with you the beautiful cover of my first book, Lone Star Holiday. Cowboy/Pastor John Levi and his daughter Celeste are real! Haha. You can even pre-order on Amazon and get to know them better on September 17. The official release date is October 1. I can’t believe this is really happening – I’m such a dork.