Pigs-In-A-Blanket

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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.

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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.

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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

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  1. My family made these the same way when I was growing up. Haven’t had these in years but they look great.

  2. Yummy pigs )) Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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  3. These look so great! beautiful photos :)
    also I love that you keep a running tally of all the food “holidays.” It is a little bit ridiculous that someone took the time to commemorate all of these foods through designating a day for them

  4. These have been so well done and they look really delicious and like the ultimate snack. I’m sure I could eat a few of these. Love the crescent bun and how the ‘pig’ is cooked in the ‘blanket’.
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  5. My kids love these! And I remember having my first one ever…and it had cheese inserted just like yours! But I make them just with hot dogs and crescent rolls :)

  6. This is some great classic festival food. There is always a vendor selling these at the outdoor events in the spring and summer. This appeals to all ages and right now it is very appealing to me. Delicious pictures, I like this food day!
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  7. I ADORE pigs in a blanket. With LOTS of mustard.

    This is my kind of celebration!
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  8. When I used to eat meat, I couldn’t refuse a little “piggy” wrapped in pastry. It was so good with honey mustard.
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  9. Pigs in a blanket are my hubby’s fav snack :)
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  10. i absolutely love pigs in a blanket + yours look wonderful! i need to make these for our next party – it’s been way too long since i’ve had some. yum!
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  11. My mom used to make me pigs in a blanket when I was a child, i still love them very much with a lot of mustard!!!
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  12. Evidently both are moms prepared them the same way. I still love them, I think it’s the nostalgia thing. For parties I like to make the mini versions with lil’ cheddar smokies.
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    • I think it’s a nostalgic nosh, as well. When I made these, my hubby and I both were like, these taste amazing and then after a few bites we were like, why are we eating all this processed food?. I’m glad I had my stroll down memory lane, though. Thx for stopping by!

  13. I’m nearly 40 and have never tried a pig in a blanket. I must try to make some gluten free ones at some point.

    Beautifully photographed!
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