Monday, February 2, 2009

Ground Hog Dinner

This is one of my all-time favorite meals--too bad it's not really healthful. We have had it every year on Groundhog Day since I was a little girl (thanks Mom!). It's really the only reason I'm even aware of the holiday. Sorry I've posted this a bit too late for your Groundhog Day dinner, but cook it up tomorrow and call it "Groundhog Day Observed!"

By the way, the creamed peas are so amazing with this--don't skip them! My kids prefer to eat their peas separate from the sausage (or not at all), but the pigs are fabulous when they're smothered with creamy, sweet peas.

Ground Hog (Pigs in Blankets) and Creamed Peas

2 pkg crescent roll dough (8 rolls per pkg)
2 pkg small sausage links (12 per pkg--there will be 8 unused)

Cook sausage until done all the way through (fry in frying pan). Preheat oven to 375. Roll up in crescent roll dough so little sausage ends poke out. Bake for 11-12 minutes or according to roll package directions (until golden brown). Serve smothered with creamed peas.

While pigs are baking, make creamed peas:
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp flour
Dash salt and pepper
1 Cup milk
1 Cup (more or less) cooked peas

Melt butter in small saucepan while peas are cooking in a separate pan. Stir flour, salt, and pepper into butter. Stir milk into butter mixture and keep stirring until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Drain peas thoroughly and add to white sauce.

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