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 🙂
There 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.
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.
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.
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?