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April 24th is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
you're looking for something to do today then wrap up your pork because
it's National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day! Not the most appetizing
for a food, but we'll go with it! Let's get right into
celebrating National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Now I'm not sure why this date was chosen but the holiday
shows up in the Dates to Celebrate Agriculture calendar that was set up
by The American Farm Bureau Foundation. So it must be legit, right?
It's an interesting name for a quite interesting and tasty snack that
many must really enjoy eating, otherwise there wouldn't be a holiday
for it! The reason they're called pigs in a blanket is
it's pig meat inside of some kind of "blanketing" that's wrapped around
the meat. The meat is usually sausages or maybe some bacon but in the
United States it's often hot dogs wrapped in a pastry. Personally I'd
prefer the sausage!
In the United Kingdom they skip the biscuit
and wrap little sausages in bacon. Double up on your pig meat! And in
Israel they call it Moshe Ba'Teiva which means Moses in the ark, which
is kind of odd. But it's a children's dish that is a hot dog rolled in
a ketchup covered pastry that's baked. But you can do things
own way as long as you're giving some kind of pig meat a blanket. The
holiday police aren't going to bust in on you, trust me ;)!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, I'm not sure if any
restaurants serve these... but I might be wrong! So if you
of any that do then head on over and get some today. But it's
really not that hard to make these yourself if you have a little time
on your hands. Head on down to your local grocery store and
up whatever flavor of mini sausages or hot dogs you'd like to
try. Then grab some of those ready-made crescent rolls in a
or some bacon to wrap your "pigs" up in. Then just spend a
time wrapping up your meat, popping it on a cookie sheet and then
baking them until you think they're ready to eat. This could
either be a snack, an appetizer or for breakfast depending on how you
If you use breakfast sausages then you can dip them
in maple syrup while you have them for breakfast. If you wrap
dogs in crescent then it's a tasty little snack that most kids would
enjoy. Or, if you wrap sausages in bacon it makes for a nice
little appetizer before dinner. And remember to get
creative! Think of all the types of pig meat out there...
pork, bacon, sausage and so on. And then all the different
you could wrap them in... pastry, cabbage, bacon or whatever else you
can think of. And of course you're always welcome to add in
special ingredients to the inside or outside of your blanket.
can make the most creative pig in a blanket today? Have a
day and keep those piggies warm!