This Sunday, while Christians are celebrating Easter, the calendar also has a silly little holiday mentioned. National Pigs in a Blanket Day!
Pigs in a blanket are simply cocktail franks, wrapped in dough and baked in the oven. Meant to be an appetizer, these tasty little treats would be perfect to serve at your holiday gettogether. They can help delay your meal so that you can wait for those family members who are always late or be a part of your pre-meal spread.
These are simple enough to make on your own. Just purchase a package of smoked sausages or cocktail franks- there are several varieties in many flavors. In your supermarket's dairy aisle you will find refrigerated dough to wrap around each individual smokie. Pillsbury even makes crescent dough that you can cut yourself to accomodate anything. This is a chore that with a little direction your kids can handle doing.
Have them prepare them the night or day before and then just put in a preheated oven 20 minutes before you want to serve them. Have bowls of dipping sauces (ketchup, mustard,etc) and it makes a nice appetizer.
Here are some other springtime recipes for warmer weather foods and also some ideas for what to do with Easter leftovers.
Delicious potato salad
Remember that this weekend is Easter and if there is a little one in your life, an Easter basket makes a nice gift. Click this link to ideas for making an Easter basket. How to make an Easter basket for kids