Feb 11, 2009

Hog in a Quilt. (kolaches, TEXAS size!)

Mmmm, doesn't this look good?

I'm sure that at some point in your life you have eaten a "pig in a blanket".
Here in Texas we eat tons of Kolaches, usually at breakfast time,

Its a soft roll-like bread baked around a sausage, maybe some cheese, jalapeno, Ham & Cheese, you name it!

We eat more kolaches for breakfast than we do donuts!

I often cheat and make dozens of kolaches using refrigerated crescent dough, wrapped around some "Little Smokies" sausages w/ half of a slice of cheese.
They bake up flaky, golden brown, cheesy, and disappear off of the baking sheet before I have a chance to set it on the counter!

Well, we all know by now that I can never leave a good thing alone.
I have to find a way to make it better!
Thats how "Hogs in a Quilt" was developed tonight.

In Texas we like things big.
The Men-folk round this farm can eat through 3 dozen normal-sized kolaches in mere minutes.

I had to find a way to make em last longer!

I cheated and used the same good old crescent roll dough from the store.
I filled it with our favorite green onion ring smoked sausage from our home-grown pork.
Tossed in some cheese,
a few got jalapenos,
some got BBQ sauce.
I rolled em up and baked them.

WOW did they turn out great!!
They were big enough to be a whole meal that you can hold in your hand!

These will definitely be made again to send out to the men-folk on those early mornings when they go out to work fences before dawn!
You don't have to be a great cook!
You can cheat and use some store bought ingredients.
Just take something your family already loves, and change it up to suit your needs!

Take a chance in the kitchen!
You'll be glad ya did!

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