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post #1 of 23
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A group of us getting together for New Year's Eve have all decided to each bring some type of finger food. My friend suggested I make 'pigs in a blanket', the kind with the little cocktail franks. Should I use the refrigerated crescent rolls to wrap them in?
post #2 of 23
Yep those work good, just a tip, use some PAM cooking spray and spray the inside of the dough before you roll them around the franks- makes them less dry when you go to eat them=-
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Deb25
My friend suggested I make 'pigs in a blanket', the kind with the little cocktail franks.
hehe what are pigs in a blanket? I just love that name you americans have some funny names for things - I love it!!!!
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
They are little hot dogs wrapped in dough and baked. It's ridiculous, but I love them.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Deb25
It's ridiculous, but I love them.
ridiculous is GREAT!!! I love ridiculous
they certainly sound interesting - I have never heard anything like it
post #6 of 23
Yep, those croissant rolls work really well for the mini franks.

Other finger foods:
- Deviled Eggs
- Veggies with Dips
- Swedish Whole Grain bread with cream cheese and smoked salmon
- Meatballs
post #7 of 23
Pigs in the blanket are also called "Kolaches" down here in Tejas
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
Oooooo, deviled eggs! You're a genius, portdevoix! I'll make those, too!

huggles:

post #9 of 23
Hmmmm.... my sister-in-law's family (who is cuban) calls pork "piggy" because they roast a whole pig in the backyard for family celebrations. The last time I went to their house they showed me the pig (in its roasted entirety) and I couldn't eat it afterward, esp. because they kept referring to the meat as "piggy:" "Would you like some piggy?"; "Here, have some piggy."
Thankfully, they also had chicken.
post #10 of 23
There are good dipping sauces for pigs in a blanket too-

Also if you go to cooks.com and look up pigs in a blanket there are 15 pages of different recipes about them
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by huggles
ridiculous is GREAT!!! I love ridiculous
they certainly sound interesting - I have never heard anything like it

Danielle, sure, Pigs in a Blanket are just a goat distance away from your nearest store!
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Oooooo, deviled eggs! You're a genius, portdevoix! I'll make those, too!
Make them with curry powder.
post #13 of 23
Deb -- you could also use frozen puff pastry, which is easy, easy, easy to use, and will produce an even nicer product. And here are a couple of other very easy, always successful finger things...

Cranberry rollups

Take 10-inch tortillas. Spread with soft cream cheese. Sprinkle with a small handlful of dried cranberries (craisins) and a small handlful of chopped green onion. Roll up, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate until you're ready to use them, cut in 1-inch pieces. Arrange on a tray cut side up. Pretty, tasty (you won't believe it!) and always a hit.

Shrimp Canapes

Take bite-size crackers (Mini Stoned Wheat Thins are perfect), spread with garlic butter, and top with a few shrimp -- fresh is best, but this was conceived in a situation where there were only canned, and was an instant hit nonetheless.

If you can use them, enjoy!
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Danielle, sure, Pigs in a Blanket are just a goat distance away from your nearest store!


I am never going to live that down am I?
post #15 of 23
oooo you know what else is good...
Stuffed Mushrooms......mmmmmm
they are easy to make and they are mouth watering...I made them for appetizers for thanksgiving...they were definitly a hit
post #16 of 23
Oh man, this thread makes me hungry! Sadly for NYE dinner tonight I only had frozen chicken curry, it was yummy though!
post #17 of 23
Oh! Pigs in a blanket are my FAVORITE!!...
This year for NYE me and the boy are going to my sisters and I'm making Bruschetta.. Just get a large Foccacia (My fav has carmelized onions), spread a grilled vegetable bruscetta mix over it (you can find the bruscetta in a jar) and top with marinated mozzarella... It's an Italian hit! LoL ... My boy is Cuban and he's never had it before until last night when I made it for him... I don't think I'll ever get rid of him now LoL Well, I knew that for sure when I made him Linguine Primavera, or was it the stuffed Meatloaf, or the lasagna... LoL... whatever it was, it's true, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!
post #18 of 23
Isn't that funny how we all have diffrent names for things? I've always heard those hotdogs in dough, "doggy rollups". They are really good. Now, Pigs in a Blanket to me are cabbage leaves, rolled up with a hamburger and rice mixture, baked in a tomato sauce.............

Tonight we are taking to my sisters, Rueben kabobs..........ummmmm
post #19 of 23
i have to agree with danielle americans have funny names for their food
Like devil cake mix... i was looking through my dictionary trying to figure out what it was!

Isnt piggy in a blanket like a sausage roll???

I cant eat the hotdog meat anymore.
When I got meningiatis, the last thing was a hotdog that i ate, Since then i even throw up from the smell

You can make a yummy avocado dip and get some different crackers for it!
and provide fresh veggies too

Hmmmmm avocado dip....
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Isn't that funny how we all have diffrent names for things? I've always heard those hotdogs in dough, "doggy rollups". They are really good. Now, Pigs in a Blanket to me are cabbage leaves, rolled up with a hamburger and rice mixture, baked in a tomato sauce.............

Tonight we are taking to my sisters, Rueben kabobs..........ummmmm
We call those Cabbage Rolls and I get cravings for them from time to time so make a big roaster full and freeze individual servings for those nights I don't feel like cooking.
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
BTW, I found just the recipe I was looking for on the web. It uses the liitle franks and Pillsbury crescent rolls. It also tells you to cut each roll into quarters. Once again, thanks to the internet, all my questions were answered. How did I ever live without it?
post #22 of 23
omg ruining hamburger meat by adding cabbage?? Now I'm a fan of cabbage, but don't taint the meat! lol.
post #23 of 23
Another recipe using the little hot dogs (or better yet, the little smokies which are mini sausages) is to put them in a single layer in a baking dish and then sprinkle brown sugar over them. You will need about 1/2" layer of sugar. Bake at 350 for 15-30 minutes. The sugar melts over the smokies and you get an appetizer that is amazing!
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