1. Typically served as an hors d’oeuvre, have you ever made or had a Pig-in-a-Blanket? Do you like Pigs-in-a-Blanket?
I think I did make them once for a kid birthday party. They’re pretty good, mostly because I don’t eat them very often.
2. Pigs-in-a-blanket are also known as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and wiener winks. (Seriously.) Please make up another name for this fun little appetizer!
Hmm, harder than you think. Biscuit dogs? Crescent sausages? Not very creative, huh? 🙂
3. In the UK, pigs-in-blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon. Which country’s version is most appealing to your taste buds?
Both sound good – bread or bacon. I do have an affinity for bacon.
4. The first written record of pigs-in-a-blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957. In this digital world, do you still have a favorite cookbook you use most of the time? Is there a recipe you can share with us from that cookbook?
I have a few cookbooks but truth be told, I don’t use them often. I do have two recipes I use many times a year – cornbread and mac and cheese – and I have them printed out. I tend to just shove them in a drawer too. I would share them but I am at work.
5. What is your favorite cooking show on TV?
I do not watch cooking shows.
6. Tell us something random about your week, please!
I bet you’re tired of hearing about my job eh? Actually, I have reached a new mindset now, especially after yesterday. I had nearly 12.5 good years and now it’s over. I no longer have the trust and self-ownership I once did. And maybe that’s ok; maybe that is the exact impetus I need to get serious. I spent a good bit of time reading about how I can be more positive and make the best of a bad situation. What it really helped me realize – obviously – is that I am not the only person who has ever gone through a rough patch. We all KNOW this but when it happens, it feels like the absolute WORST; like you’re the only one suffering. So that quelled my fears a little. Sure, I’m still on the verge of tears all the time but I also feel pretty confident that I CAN do this. I can find another job. I am being as proactive as I think I can be.
I wish it were easier but nothing worth doing is ever easy. It’s so funny because I remember myself explaining life to my kids. I say things like, “yeah, it’s rough and sometimes it’s hard but you have to do it.” Man, I guess every now and then parents have to take their own advice!