Thursday, July 02, 2009
Amanda's pigs in a blanket
Now, I am no Pioneer Woman, so I barely even thought to grab my camera while Amanda was making these Monday night. And even then, it was less for the purposes of putting the recipe here on LOC and more about taking pictures of Amanda looking all grown up and rolling biscuit dough.
*dabs tear*
Amanda's chief complaint about me as a mother would involve a lack of cooking and meat. Amanda is a MEAT-EATER. No joke. She likes red meat and a lot of it. She'd have it every night if ONLY HER MOTHER WOULD BUY IT FOR HER!!
I, on the other hand, am more of a chicken eater.
Hence, we clash.
Since I am such a horrible border line vegetarian of a mother, Amanda has had to take some things into her own hands in the kitchen.
And thank goodness because I am so ready to hand over my apron and keys to the kitchen.
So, Monday night, she took on the VERY time consuming task of making pigs in a blanket. And while very, very good, I rarely make these because it takes SO LONG.
But she decided the reward was worth the time and got busy.
And in getting busy, she quadrupled the recipe.
And they still only lasted two days.

So first, here is our biscuit recipe, which is REALLY good.
You need:
2 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup milk
a couple sticks of butter (depending on how many times you double the recipe)
all-purpose flour

We often run out of self rising flour but if you have baking powder and a couple other ingreients, you can make your own.
Mix all your dry stuff together and then add the milk.
Once combined, Amanda covers her hands in butter so the batter doesn't stick to her and goes to work rolling them out.

Once rolled out, she cuts strips with a butter knife that is also coated in butter.
I help by watching, taking her picture, keeping her company, telling her what a good job she's doing and trying to decide whether to use my flash or not.
I know, I'm such a giver.

Now we use either Little Smokies or skinless pork sausage cut into strips.
And by "we", I mean Amanda.
she rolls the sausage into the strip of biscuit dough and then sets them on the tray. Now this is where I help out.
I use a basting paint brush thingy and brush them with butter. We used to dip them in butter but then I realized butter has calories in it and maybe we should use a little less.
Then we bake at 425 for like ten or fifteen minutes until golden brown.
Then we clean up the ridiculous mess and eat them all :)

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