Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Hot dog! It's the Wednesday Medley!
Another Wednesday, and I'm trying my hand at this week's topic for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida. It's National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day (of all things!), so why not head over to Terri's and get the the questions to answer them on your own blog?
1. Typically served as an hors d'oeuvre, have you ever made or had a Pig-in-a-Blanket? Do you like Pigs-in-a-Blanket?
I used to make them a lot when the kids were younger, as a change from regular hot dogs to serve with baked beans or corn chowder. I had a recipe that used crescent rolls and I believe cheese was also involved. They were tasty! I've also made them for appetizers, using the tiny cocktail sausages (Little Smokies) wrapped in pie pastry.
Pigs-in-a-blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted
sausages, and wiener winks. (Seriously.) Please make up another name
for this fun little appetizer!
My mind's a blank.
the UK, pigs-in-blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up
in bacon. Which country's version is most appealing to your taste buds?
Hmm, wrapped in bacon sounds really good.
4. The first written record of pigs-in-a-blanket occurs inBetty Crocker's Cooking for Kids
in 1957. In this digital world, do you still have a favorite cookbook
you use most of the time? Is there a recipe you can share with us from
I owned that Betty Crocker kids' cookbook as a child and loved it! I use lots of different cookbooks and I would be hard pressed to say there is one I use more than another, except for my own handwritten recipe collections which I store in photo albums. Most readers here have already seen many of those recipes. Check the label cloud for categories.
5. What is your favorite cooking show on TV?
Don't have one. We don't have a TV -- well, we do, but we bring it out for movies only.
6. Tell us something random about your week, please!
April 24 is also my grandson Josiah's birthday, which is even more fun than National Pigs in a Blanket Day. He turns 11 today. (Photo was taken last year on his 10th birthday.)
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.