The American Farm Bureau Foundation’s Dates to Celebrate Agriculture recognizes every 24th of April as National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day.
In the United States, the term “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked (Wikipedia). In my family, my mom made these with hot dogs, mustard, American cheese and crescent rolls. This was a real treat in our modest household because crescent dough was not cheap and we rarely had it.
All you have to do is cut through about 3/4 of the way through the hot dog. Squeeze mustard into the cut portion of the hot dog. Then apply American cheese slice (piece of cheese folded over multiple times to create long, thin pieces) into the cut hot dog and on top of the mustard. Roll the hot dog in the crescent dough and bake.
The term Pigs-In-A-Blanket (PIAB) means a lot of things to a lot of people and cultures.
Does your family serve these? How do you make PIAB at your house?
Here are some interesting versions of PIAB from other food bloggers:
Chicks in a Sleeping Bag by Real Mom Kitchen
Classic English Toad-in-the-Hole by Simply Recipes
Lil Smokies with Green Apple and Brie by That’s So Michelle
Mason Jar Pigs in a Blanket With Maple Fried Apples by Big Red Kitchen
Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs In Blankets by Evil Shenanigans
Pigs In A Blanket by Cooking With Libby