Pigs in Blanket

The kiddos LOVE this one.  My mom made these for us growing up.  Now I get to do the same for my kiddos.   It’s a fun recipe to make (Kinley Loves to help roll the lil smokies into crecents) and excellent for appetizers and a quick breakfast meal.  I made these this morning using the popular Copycat Pillsbury Crescent Roll recipe and they turned out really good! These are a tried and true old favorite you can’t possibly go wrong!  Since both of these foods can be purchased for as little as two dollars each (or less), coupons can enhance the savings (I normally stock the freezer at this price) which makes this meal a  super frugalistic deal.  Hope you Enjoy!

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All you need are two packages of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and a package of Hillshire Farm Lil’ Smokies

Pigs in a Blanket 3The Crescent Rolls need to be cut down to size, which is accomplished by making three small triangles out of each individual roll.  Once the rolls are sectioned off, simply wrap up each Lil’ Smokie with the roll.

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Place the wrapped snacks on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees (warmer temperatures may cause burning the bottoms of the wraps) for about ten to fifteen minutes or until golden brown.  Once the wrapped snacks are removed from the oven allow at least five to six minutes for them to rest.  Enjoy!!!

 

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

I have to tell you about these Sausage Rolls.  I’ve made these for several different occasions and also freeze them for quick snacks they are deeeelicious!!  I originally got the recipe from a friend in MOPS.  Sara made these for one of our meetings and I begged her for the recipe.  The kiddos adore them, and they’re super easy to make.  For an even MORE frugal savings, you can make your own Pillsbury Cresen Rolls that are super yum!

Ingredients

1lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage.

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese

2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1 Table spoon poppy seeds

Brown sausage like hamburger meat (drain).  While preparing sausage, soften cream cheese in microwave for 15 seconds.  In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage with softened cream cheese.  Note:  The hot sausage helps the cheese melt a bit, and lets you mix it until it’s all nice and creamy.

unroll 1 can of dough and place on baking sheet. Spoon cooked sausage and cream cheese in the middle of the larger section of the crescent roll.

Fold over the long sides of the pastry to cover the sausage.  Sprinkle with poppy seeds(we call them sprinkles) and bake at 350 or 20 minutes until golden brown.  I’ve also seen them rolled and cut up and served too.

You can convince your kiddos to go anywhere with the promise of this yummy treat.  Enjoy!

Copycat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls are delicious!  I have used them to make so many different things that they have become a staple around here.  But, I just can’t bring myself to purchase the cans despite the efforts of the adorable dough boy.

Here is a frugaltastic copycat: (This recipe is equal to 2 cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls)

1/3 Cup lukewarm Water

2/3 cup lukewarm milk

1/3 cup softened butter

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp active dry yeast

3 1/3 cup flour

2-3 Tablespoons of butter to rub on top when they are done (optional…but yummy!)

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Dump all your dry ingredients into the bread machine first.  Then pour in your water, milk and butter.

 20130625-080915.jpg Beat your eggs well and then pour on top.  Set the bread machine on the dough cycle and let it do its magic!  (If you don’t have a bread machine, just knead the dough for about 10 minutes and let rise in a draft free, warm place for about 45 minutes.)

20130625-080024.jpgWhen your dough is ready, split it in two balls and lay it on a floured surface.

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Roll them up and put them on a baking sheet.  Let rise in a draft free place for about 30 minutes.

20130625-081214.jpgBake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Use your butter to rub across the top of each roll for an extra buttery taste!

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