These beautiful little blankets of awesomeness are going to be exactly what you need to ring in the new year just right!
Obviously there are no rules when it comes to food, cocktails, and how you choose to prepare for a party. It all depends on what works best for you and what the theme of the party is, as well as what your friends and family enjoy most. You are someone’s favorite host for a reason, right?! Therefore, I’m not asking you to change, I’m only asking you to change a few ingredients. As I believe you always should. I definitely used to be the type that hated change and never wanted to mess with my menu, especially when it came to holiday traditions. Now, I am almost the complete opposite of how I used to be. I am much more accepting to change in all different aspects of my life and isn’t that what the New Year is supposed to be about anyway?! I advice you to keep a majority of the snacks and appetizers that you and your guests have forever known and loved, while also adding a few new treats that they’re going to absolutely go nuts over! When it comes to planning a menu for a New Years Eve party it all comes down to keeping it classic while turning the tables a bit, if you catch my drift. 😉 Pigs in a blanket are a very old school appetizer, but I designed them into something totally brand new and exciting. You might never wanted to go back to the old, original way you’ve made them years prior and that’s great, honestly! That is what life is about! I encourage you Diamonds to evolve and elevate in your everyday life in 2023, especially with the food you eat!
Everything you need to put together these pigs in a blanket.
- One can of crescent roll dough.
- A package of little smokies.
- Shredded cheddar cheese.
- Three pieces of cooked bacon. Break up into crumbles.
How to build your blankets:
- Cut a triangle of the crescent dough off.
- Sprinkle some cheese on top of the dough.
- Then add a pinch of bacon.
- Finish with your little smokey.
Roll these pigs on up and top with some more cheddar cheese. As it bakes in the oven it will turn out to be the most gorgeous garnish.
While you are waiting for these babies to bake, you can whip up the most delicious and luxurious honey mustard to dip. Whenever a recipe calls for bacon and cheddar cheese I always think of sour cream being included so instead of using mayo as the base of my dressing like I normally do, I used sour cream.
The honey mustard dip:
- Mix equal parts sour cream and yellow mustard.
- Squeeze as much honey in as you would like. Some people like their honey mustard sweeter than others.
- A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
- Season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, granulated garlic, ranch seasoning, paprika, dill weed, and parsley.
BAKE AT 375 DEGREES FOR 20 minutes.
Look at how beautiful these blanket wrapped smokies turned out!
I took the infamous flavors of a loaded baked potato and intertwined them with the most traditional, old fashioned appetizer ever known. These loaded pigs in a blanket meet salty, crispy bacon and smooth, stringy cheddar cheese to give you the worlds best hors d’evour. It is an absolute magical match made in heaven and I know you’re going to love them just as much as I do. Once, you try this easy, yet exquisite recipe you will be glad you made some change!