Pigs in a Blanket

Did you know that today was National Pigs in a Blanket Day?

I did not know it until I was on my way home from work. I was listening to Bluegrass on XM Radio and the DJ mentioned the fact. I then had to stop at the grocery store on the way home in quest of pigs in a blanket.

Disclaimer: No pigs were hurt in the writing of this post since these are made with all beef hot dogs 🙂

Bagel Dogs, Mini bagel dogs, pigs in a blanketThere was a tag for Pigs in a Blanket in the freezer section, but no product. Others must have heard that it was Pigs in a Blanket Day. However, I found these Bagel Dogs which meet the definition of pigs in a blanket. Plus, the Pigs in a Blanket was a large family size that sold for $18 so it was nice to have a cheaper alternative.

preheat oven 350 degrees, Pigs in a Blanket, bagel dogs, sausage in a blanketWhen I got home I preheated my convection oven to 350 degrees.

frozen bage dogs, mini bagel dogs, choking hazzardWhile waiting for the oven to preheat I opened the package so I could get the bagel dogs ready to cook.

I noticed the warning about chocking, and since I am not under 4 I was able to ignore it. I was not looking forward to additional cutting, and didn’t have anyone to supervise me.

bagel dogs, convection oven, pigs in a blanket day, finger foodsHere are the little pigs in a blanket as they are cooking.

Of course I could have made some traditional handmade pigs in a blanket with hot dogs and biscuit dough, but too much work after a long day in the classroom.

Did you know that pigs in a blanket first showed up in a cookbook 60 years ago? The cook book was Cooking for Kids by Betty Crocker.

Of course there is a much longer tradition for a similar snack in England.

Pigs in a blanket, ketchup, catsup, snack foodHere I have some of the little pigs in a blanket ready to eat along with some ketchup to dip them in.

Yum, they were good. Plus, some nice memories of eating pigs in a blanket while growing up.

I hope the leftovers heat up OK in the microwave later this week 🙂

Did you celebrate National Pigs in a Blanket Day?

Steven

 

 

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One Response to Pigs in a Blanket

  1. Somehow I missed the announcement about the special day! It is a favorite of our grandsons, when coming to grandma’s house!

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