Menu Monday: Pigs- and Cows-in-a-blanket

Ah Summer! We no longer pack lunches for school in the morning but fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants at lunch time.  Frozen pizzas cooked in the toaster oven, PB-and-J, cheese sandwiches… all favorites around here! But this weekend when I was grocery shopping I picked up a few packs of refrigerated croissant rolls. YUM!  So much diversity in one little package of raw dough.

A fun and perfect summery lunch in my kids’ eyes is what we have dubbed ‘Pigs-in-a-Blanket’ and ‘Cows-in-a-Blanket’. The “pigs” are half a cold hot dog rolled in one raw-croissant roll. The “cows” are half a cheese stick rolled in a raw-croissant roll.  After you have them rolled up stick them in the preheated oven at 375 for 10 minutes and out comes a delicious lip-smacking good lunch! (I made two packages of croissant rolls in this instance because I was feeding two school age kids and a teenager.)

We served them up with some mandarin oranges and ketchup on the side.  This is what makes summer lunches fun!  (What is for dessert?  Frozen Go-gurts.  A little planning ahead makes for fun meals & dessert, too!)

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byLeanneonMonday, June 28, 2010Military Life:,,

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