Friday, January 21, 2011

Inventing better "junk" food

On Thursday it snowed... and snowed... and snowed. So my DD and I spent the afternoon reinventing "junk" food. You see my husband by his one admission only cooks a bare minimum of dishes: chili, ham and beans, burgers. And he has a tendency to run down to the little market in Bean Blossom and grab a frozen pizza instead of cooking at all. We decided we could improve his eating habits if we made some grab and go "junk food" from scratch.
Lydia and I decided to tackle the problem with whole wheat yeast dough, some Red Wattle supper sausage, cream cheese and really yummy German mustard.

Lydia had already cooked the sausage. I cut the long links into about 3 inch pieces and sliced each piece nearly through lengthwise. Then Lyd's stuffed each one with cream cheese and a smear of mustard completed the ensemble. 

We rolled out pieces of dough. Then rolled each piece of sausage up in dough. These "pigs in a blanket" got 15 minutes to rise a bit then popped into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

An unbiased taste test says: DELICIOUS!! we will definitely do this again. They are good hot or cold.

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