Hmm...it's pigs-in-a-blanket day. It cracks me up the things people think up to have a holiday for. I keep up with these things because I like to share them with the dementia residents at the home as conversation starters. They always get a kick out of it.
1. Typically served as an hors d'oeuvre, have you ever made or had a Pig-in-a-Blanket? I used to make them fairly often when the kids were growing up. They loved hotdogs stuffed with cheese and wrapped in crescent rolls. Throw in some fries and it's a fun kids' meal. Do you like Pigs-in-a-Blanket? I do, actually. I still make them once in a while for Tim and I when I need something quick.
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! I'm not making it up, but "wiener wraps." I seem to remember that for a little while a long time ago Pillsbury marketed "Wiener Wraps" in a can. I think they even came in flavors.
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? Ours. I've had both and I like the ones wrapped in doughy goodness better. Bacon on a hotdog is just too fatty and greasy for me.
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? I use cookbooks all the time. In fact, I collect them. Is there a recipe you can share with us from that cookbook? I don't have one handy, but one recipe I always go back to is the recipe for basic meatloaf in the Betty Crocker cookbook. I have been using it for years and my family likes it, while hating all other meatloaf. That recipe has even made meatloaf lovers out of some who've professed to hate meatloaf.
5. What is your favorite cooking show on TV? I don't really like to watch cooking shows, but the exception (not that it's strictly a cooking show) is Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. I would love to plan a driving trip around stops at restaurants that have been featured on the show.
6. Tell us something random about your week, please!
Tim got his first pair of "real" glasses last night. I don't think he was thrilled, but the doctor told him and I kept reminding him that his eyes are going to have to get used to them and it may take a few days.
The State was at work this week because a resident fell last week and her daughter called and told them we were negligent. We passed with flying colors. The resident that fell is very independent and if she really wants to do something you aren't going to stop her. In the old days they'd have used restraints, but you can't do that now...they have the "right" to risky behavior. Personally, I don't understand how that is right in a dementia unit since those residents aren't thinking in their right mind.
I'm looking forward to my day off on Friday. A friend and I are heading to Monroeville for lunch and to check out a shoe store I heard about on TV. They sell all kinds of really good (i.e., expensive and well made) shoes, including Vionics. My friend already wears Vionic shoes and I keep looking at them, but with my troublesome feet I hate to spend the money they cost without trying them on. I'm hoping I can wear them because they have an awesome pair of dressy sandals that would be perfect for our cruise this summer.
Now, on to the April Challenge!
Day 24 A Motto To Live By: There are two that I try to live by.