Happy National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day, America!
There we go. OK, so today is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. Which at first might seem like the kind of thing that doesn’t need a day, but now stop and think: how often do you have pigs-in-a-blanket? Don’t you wish it were more often? Doesn’t this seem like maybe, just maybe, it’s an awareness problem and not a problem of people not liking pigs-in-a-blanket? Because everyone likes pigs-in-a-blanket? We just forget about them because we are busy people with problematic lives. Hence: Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day.
The day was (is?) declared by the American Farm Bureau Foundation of Agriculture, who apparently has assigned all kinds of holidays throughout the year for different kinds of foods that can be grown on U.S. soil. One of these foods is pigs. The other one may or may not be Pilsbury crescent roll dough.
In any case, basically you make these by taking some little smokies, then wrapping them in Pilsbury crescent roll dough. Bake them for a little while. Then eat them. Some people like to get all fancy and use something other than Pilsbury crescent roll dough, but those people clearly have something to prove and we probably wouldn’t want to talk to them at this party we’re going to where we’re apparently all bring pigs-in-blankets as an appetizer. Cuz it’s a holiday.
Anyway, that’s about all there is to it. Some holidays are just simple, you know?
OH, if you are not an American, sorry for the cultural specificity of today’s post. Americans really love foodstuffs that are made out of pig, so you can just expect there will be a few more like this throughout the year. Incidentally, wikipedia says that in the UK pigs-in-blankets are often a feature of Christmas dinner, where they are served alongside the turkey (instead of stuffing?) and something else called “Devils on horseback” which are probably dates stuffed with peppers or something. Either way, I hope there is a British Devils-on-Horseback Day soon.
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Are you going to have pigs-in-a-blanket today? Why not?