Desperation Breeds Creativity
I was recently in a crunch for time (imagine that) on a Friday night, faced with a dozen neighborhood men playing poker in my garage. My husband likes to host, and I wanted to be the good wife, but what can a girl pull together at the last minute when she hasn’t been to the grocery store in days?
So, I tried something new and yummm, did it pay off! These aren’t your ordinary pigs in a blanket. So, get ready for some flavor and your guests oooing and ahhhing over your newest creation.
You’ll want to grab two cans of butter flake crescent rolls from the dairy section. (Store brand is just as good as name brand for this) Lay them out on a flat surface and cut each triangle into three triangles. This gives you 48 triangles.
I just happened to have a package of Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creations sausage links we were planning to grill later in the weekend. Beef with Bacon and Monterey Jack Cheese – need I say more?
Cut each link into 12 slices and lay one in the center of each triangle. Pull the corners of your dough up to the middle and press the tips together. Cook according to the crescent roll can instructions – usually 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, just until golden brown.
Add your favorite condiments to compliment the sausage flavor you chose. Spicy, gourmet, or honey mustard, hot sauce, marmalade, BBQ, marinara. Or, they’re great by themselves. And licking fingers IS acceptable etiquette.
Checkout the selection at your local grocery – there are several brands and flavors. Here are just a few: Chicken Apple with Gouda Cheese, Beef & Jalapeno with Monterey Jack Cheese, Sweet Italian with Peppers and Mozzarella. Aidells has some great flavors, too: Italian with Mozzarella cheese, Pineapple and Bacon, Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Garlic & Gruyere Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomato with Mozzarella Cheese, and Artichoke and Garlic.
I hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend.