So when us kids were growing up mom used to make theses things called pigs in a blanket. They were a hot dog wrapped in a fridge biscuit and baked till plump.
EDIT: A friend of mine asked me what other dish I was referring to if not this one as ‘Pigs in a blanket’. I looked at my info again and discovered that I was indeed looking at a different page. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Now I know that pigs in a blanket is an entirely different dish, and these are probably closer to bagel dogs.
I had the necessary leftovers and decided I was gonna revisit this family treat and see if I could modernize and jazz it up a bit.
First off hot dog gets replaced with a Bratwurst. Yum! The fridge biscuit is now a fridge crescent roll. Next, we add cheese and season with apple smoked sea salt.
To this I added oven chips and for desert gluten free brownies (different post).
My goodness what a tasty Sunday lunch.
So this week we had a mushroom ‘curry’. Curry in the sense of the curry was spiced with a wonderful selection of Indian spices and doctored mushroom soup. It was good, but it was not a traditional curry.
We started with a ham bone that was leftover from a previous meal. After that cooked down, I removed the fat and removed the rest of the meat.
This was added to potatoes, three kinds of beans, and onions. I cooked it down, but the broth stayed thin so I thickened it up with some flour. This helped. Severed over saffron rice. The final product was a thick ‘curry like’ substance.
So last Sunday I was gonna make Turkey Pot Pie for Sunday lunch. Turned out that I did not have any flour to make the crust. Hmmm, I started poking around for an alternative and decided on Sheppard’s pie instead. Add to that a plate full of Gingerbread cookies for desert and were ready to party.
Mashed potato top was the ‘hardest’ part of this deal and I used my mixer to make them. Let me tell you that was a cool and fast way to make mashed spuds. No more boxed spuds around here at the holidays! 🙂 Filling was leftover turkey and stock warmed up and thickened with some rice flour. Toss in veg and top with potatoes. This had to be one of the fastest and easiest dishes I have put together in awhile, what could go wrong?
I’m on my way to the rec room to put it in the oven, when I get stuck in the elevator. This would have been ok, had it not been over and hour. Sigh. The repair guy finally came and we got out, but now the elevator is out of service. Two of my lunch companions use mobility aids and live on another floor so the stairs are out for them.
Lunch went into the freezer and we’re having it today. Its actully kind of nice to have a little break and not prepare something. I might have to this again sometime. Well, not the elevator part. 🙂
Lunch today was a stuffed pepper. I really wanted a yellow pepper, but green was was it was. I have never made stuffed peppers before and I was quite pleased with the results. I used a sage seasoned pork sausage with grilled onions and Parmesan cheese.
Stuffed Green Pepper. With broccoli on the side
This particular recipe did not have rice (as I have not integrated that back into my diet yet) so I missed some of the texture I have come to expect. Next time I’m going to add some celery to see if I can get that slight toothy feel the rice gives.
The final plate.
Today’s lunch wads steak and potatoes. Grilled steak rubbed in a dry rub that is a mix of garlic, orange zest, red pepper flake, salt, pepper and several other yummy spices. Pan fired potatoes with grilled onions. If that was not enough for you, we all also had homemade butter (fresh this morning), and a loaf of warm bread straight from the machine.
Sundays around here are pretty hectic at times. Today was not bad actually, I was able to go to the store and get groceries. Steaks, potatoes, some egg nog for them (I’m still on a food restriction for a few days.), and some whipping cream to make butter and buttermilk.