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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Oinkers Cover Ups!

Today is...another oinker day! This time the little piggies are tidily wrapped in a blanket. And, you get to be a hog about all the covers! Let's celebrate...

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

National Pigs In a Blanket Day is celebrated annually on April 24.  Across the world, “Pigs in a Blanket” is a term that refers to a variety of pig dishes in different blankets.

    In the United States, it is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit dough or croissant dough, then baked. The dough may be homemade, however, canned dough sure makes the fixin' quicker and easier. Served as appetizers these little “Pigs in a Blanket” are mighty tasty. Kids love these! Cheese can be added for a little extra zest. Just don't forget the mustard!

    Our little piggies, cocktail wieners, wrapped in biscuit dough have been tradition since the 1950s. Perhaps you want a fluffy, soft and light blanket. Try this one for breakfast: “Pigs in a Blanket” savory breakfast sausages wrapped inside pancakes. Drizzle with syrup or honey and YUM!
Cozy Pigs in a Blanket
     Want to get away from the dough and pancakes? Think veggie! Much healthier and can even be served for lunch or supper. How about a neat idea for a covered dish to take to 'Sunday dinner on the grounds'? Try these little Pigs in the Blanket”: stuffed cabbage rolls. 
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
    How about a double piggie? In the United Kingdom, Pigs in the Blanket” refer to small sausages wrapped in bacon. OMG! Anything is better with bacon! If you really need a recipe, click HERE!
Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
     Enjoy one or more kinds of "Pigs in the Blanket" today! Invite some friends over, have a party!
BONUS Recipe of the Day...actually not just one, but three!


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!