Monday, December 22, 2008

Pigs in a Blanket

Okay, today I am Obvious Cook. We all know the recipe for this. Take one can of Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls, and a package of cocktail wiener franks. Tear bits of dough and wrap them around the franks.* Place on cookie sheet. Cook at temperature on package for the amount of time specified on package. Am I the only one who asked a hostess for this recipe, only to realize that even the kids knew how to make it?
Well, yesterday, the infamous Chicago Tribune (see today's post on other blog), gave me information I didn't know. Yeah, I know I shouldn't promote them, but for your sakes gals and guys, I thought this needed to be shared. And I have promised full disclosure on my sidebar, even if I must credit a talking dog and evil baby!
Brace yourself. You can put the dough covered hot dogs in the freezer while still on the cookie sheet. After they are frozen, put them in a bag until they are ready to use. When you are ready to use them, spread them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
When I read this, I thought it was great for preparing ahead if you were having company. If you already knew this, go ahead and call me Obvious Cook in the comment section.
Anyone want to know Trib's recipe for Cheesy Olive Bombs, let me know. These are a make ahead appetizer, too.

* Okay Katdish, I know you like specific directions. Here we go. Pop the can of dinner rolls and unroll the dough. Take two triangles of dough and form a square. Cut each square 5 down and two across. Wrap one strip of dough around the center of each cocktail wiener. Is that better?