Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday Medley - Pigs In A Blanket

Every week I am appalled by some of the "national days."  But, today, I am more than appalled, National Pig in a Blanket Day.  Are you kidding me????

National Pigs in a Blanket Day - April 24

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 have not ever made them but I have eaten them.  I like them when "Lil Smokies" are used to make them.  And, I do not care to have mustard, catsup, etc to dip them in.  I like mine plain.
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!
Well, what about "crowd pleasers?"
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?
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Lil Smokies wrapped in bacon sound awesome to me.  I mean, everything's better with bacon isn't it? 
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?
Plastic Comb The Cotton Country Collection Book

This is, without a doubt, my favorite cookbook.  It is about 40+ years old and was done by the Jr. League in Monroe (about 22 miles from us).  Even though it is my favorite, I rarely ever use it or any other cookbook anymore.  I just quickly browse the internet and generally can find exactly what I'm looking for.  It's so much easier than browsing cookbooks. ~in my opinion~  But, I do occasionally enjoy just looking through cookbooks, especially prior to the holidays. 
5.  What is your favorite cooking show on TV?
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Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, hands down!!!!!  I rarely watch her show, but, when I do I certainly enjoy it.  She's so "down to earth" and makes everything look so simple.  And, speaking of cookbooks, hers are so much fun to browse.  She has step by step pictures to go along with each recipe.  I have all 4 of her recipe books and love them all.  I have not used hardly any of her recipes but I sure do enjoy browsing them.
6.  Tell us something random about your week, please!

One of our office staff had this top on yesterday and I thought it was so cute.  I asked her where she had gotten it and she said she purchased it at Wal-Mart on Monday.  Well, my shirt didn't hit my back before I was at Wal-Mart seeing if they still had them.  And, lo and behold they did!  They had one left and it was my size and only $13.86.  I mean, you can't beat that.  It is so cute with the winged sleeves and the tie at the bottom.  What a fun summer top this is going to be!  I go to Wal-Mart 3-4 times a week but I never browse the clothes section.  I'm thinking maybe I need to in the future.  This is a cotton, linen and rayon blend and has a great feel.  They also had it in white, so I snagged one of those as well.  And, that's my random thought for today!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Ok, I'm gonna check Walmart for that top. I like it!!

  2. Cotton Country is one of my favorite cookbooks. I miss spending time just browsing various cookbooks. The internet and Pinterest have us so spoiled!

  3. I answered #3 the same way!! Oh I love the clothes at Walmart!! That is a cute top!! Have a great Wednesday!

  4. I don't think you can live in the South and not love the Cotton Country cookbook. Or at least have one on your shelf. I never go to Walmart but I have found some really cute things at Target. Especially the ones up north and in Plano. They have different buyers I think. But, that is a really cute top, so I may have to make a trip today.

  5. Well, I guess I may have to get to Walmart, too!! That is a very cute top. Reading cookbooks is something I really enjoy, but I go to Pinterest for recipes these days. I do have a rant about the recipes on Pinterest though. ALL CAPS NOW!! I WANT TO SEE THE RECIPE FIRST! I DON'T WANT TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL YOUR CHATTER AND PHOTOS! There! I finally found a place to say it!

    1. Well, I must say I got a good chuckle from this about reading the recipe first. I actually was looking at a recipe recently and I couldn't believe my eyes...there was an option to jump straight to the recipe! In which I did. And I did go back to look at her pictures and see what she wrote. But...sometimes...I just need to grab and go.

  6. OOH...loving that top too. It looks like it would be so comfy. Cute enough to dress it up or dress it down. Price? Yeppers, I like that too. Pigs in a blanket day huh? My mercy, my mercy! I have made them as well for showers. I prefer using the little smokies. My oldest daughter loves to make them for events. Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Super cute shirt! I have really been loving Walmart clothes lately and you cannot beat the prices!! Winter coats were also very cute and reasonable last year!

  8. That top is really cute! I rarely look at the clothes at Walmart either but perhaps should cruise through more often! Thanks for joining the Medley this week! I LOVE those little smokies the best too! Crowd Pleaser is a good name! I also love the Pioneer Woman! I think we could be good friends if she would only move to Florida! Ha!! Hugs!!

  9. I think "crowd pleasers" is a great name for them!

  10. I love Pioneer Woman too! My co-worker shops at Wal~Mart all of the time and wears the cutest things! I like your new top! I need to look at their clothes closer. I did get my pajamas there. Loved your answers! Have a nice week!

  11. Love Lil' Smokies in Pigs in a Blanket. I've taken them to many church socials. Never bring home any leftovers. They are always a hit, with or without dipping sauces.

  12. I enjoy your musings, Lea.Have a great week. Look forward to seeing you in your new shirt from Wal Mart. It is fun to get cute bargains.

  13. LOL - we just had the Weight Watchers version of pigs in a blanket! There is a recipe for the dough using fat free Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. So with that and turkey hot dogs . . .there you have it! They were so good!

  14. Well, I do love a pig in a blanket, hmmmm with bacon? I will give that a try:) LOVE that top and Walmart does have some cute things at great prices! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!


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