Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday Medley ~ National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

Found another fun meme to partake in. Head on over to Your Friend From Florida..... for other participants. Here is a medley of questions you may choose to answer on your Wednesday blog. There aren't any rules and there is no obligation. Link up if you want to. I'm doing this to fill my Wednesday and if you are interested, then I invite you to join in!! It might be fun!!

Everything below this line was copied from the National Calendar site.


On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.

Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket are often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served any meal time!


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Everything above this line is copied from the National Calendar site.

(My first thought was 'what am I going to do with this one'!! Bear with me, followers!)

1. Typically served as an hors d'oeuvre, have you ever made or had a Pig-in-a-Blanket? I have Do you like Pigs-in-a-Blanket? I don't like the pancake/sausage version...but love the lil smokies and roll ones.

2. 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! sausage roll ups

3. In 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? both.... anything with bacon has to be good, right??!

4. The first written record of pigs-in-a-blanket occurs in Betty Crocker's Cooking for Kids in 1957. In this digital world, do you still have a favorite cookbook you use most of the time? I do.. I love going through them! Is there a recipe you can share with us from that cookbook? I love this one from my Pampered Chef cookbook

Ham 'N Eggs Brunch Braid

4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup milk
8 eggs, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash ground black pepper
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons sliced green onions with tops
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 packages (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place cream cheese and milk in bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; whisk until smooth. Separate 1 egg and reserve egg white for later use. Whisk egg yolk, remaining seven eggs, salt and black pepper into cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add bell pepper and onions to egg mixture; mix well.

2. Melt butter in large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set but still moist. Remove pan from heat.

3. Unroll crescent dough; do not separate. Arrange dough on stone pan with longest sides of rectangles across width of baking stone. Roll dough to seal seams. Starting on longest sides of baking stone, cut sides of dough into eight strips, about 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Arrange ham evenly over center of dough. Scoop egg mixture over ham. Grate Cheddar cheese over egg mixture.

4. Starting at one end, lift one strip of dough; twist one turn and lay across top of filling. Repeat, alternating strips of dough to form a braid. Fold bottom edges up at ends of braid. Lightly beat reserved egg white; brush over dough. Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown.

5. What is your favorite cooking show on TV? I don't really have one

6. Tell us something random about your week, please! It never fails... the oldest always seems to hurt himself when he is out of town... this time he tells me he stubbed his toe over the weekend and now the whole foot is turning all sorts of fun colors, and he thinks he has broken it yet again... this will be the 3rd time... oy vey! Still waiting to hear what he found out from the doctor.

And then there is the hubs... he has an eye issue, that the eye doc got him in to an ophthalmologist ASAP - something about fluid build up behind his retina... he has to go monthly to get shots due to it being a blocked vein or something like that... ugh...

**update to the above health .. the oldest did indeed break his foot... and for the hubs, the DX is retinal occlusion, which is like a mini stroke in the eye... now I am more freaked out than when I originally worked on this post yesterday afternoon....


  1. Ugh, sorry to hear about the health issues.

    That recipe looks interesting.

  2. Oh my! I hope these health issues get resolved quickly. That eye one sounds pretty scary!

  3. Oh dear! I am so sorry to read about the broken foot and the eye troubles. That is indeed pretty scary. I hope there is a treatment for it and pray for his healing. Your recipe looks good, but also I bet I could make a mess out of it! Haha!!

  4. That recipe sounds amazing! Aren't these sorts of memes great fun? My hubby had something similar, resulting in surgery; I think it was epiretinal something or another. Fortunately, it was practically a walk in the park. Try not to fret, please?

  5. I am definitely trying this recipe the next time my family is all together! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Whoa.

    Prayers coming your way.

  7. Oh my word! I am so sorry about your son's foot and your husband's eye! I will be praying for them! So proud of you for writing out a recipe! I did not even try. I love Pampered Chef! Loved your answers! Have a nice week!

  8. Wow! So sorry about the broken foot and the eye stroke! Glad they both got to the doctors and are getting things taken care of. Thanks for joining the Medley today! Pampered Chef does have some great recipes and they are usually easy to make! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Oh my goodness, that's got to be pretty scary about your husband's eye...and I was thinking that having to get shots in his eye was pretty bad to begin with. Ugh. I'm certainly praying for quick and complete healing for both of them!

    I need to dig out some of my Pampered Chef cookbooks. I've never done much with them, but the recipes from the parties are always very good so I don't know why.


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