Monday, May 25, 2009

And that's what we call a pig in a dog, my friends

I make a lot of pizza dough. Really, it's kind of a problem. Except it isn't. I just tend to make a double batch when I mix it up and toss half in the freezer for an effort free dinner at some point in the future. All I have to do to get there is remember to put it in the refrigerator in the morning so it'll thaw and be ready to use at dinner time. Now that's the problem. I'm not good at that kind of planning. Ok, I'm great at it when it comes to work, but at home....not so much.

So Thursday morning I knew our former nanny was coming over for dinner. I also knew I had jury duty and would be in no shape to cook a real meal once I got home. With those two bits of knowledge on my side, I managed to toss three bags of frozen dough into the refrigerator before I left the house. One of them turned out to be doughnut dough...but that's a whole different story. And in the end, two bags of dough was too much. So we had one just laying around.

This morning Mr. Dog made breakfast, used the doughnut dough to make rolls...YUM! and this evening, he used to pizza dough to make another childhood favorite. Pig in a Blanket!
Though after he told Big Dog what he was making, Big Dog followed up by asking about his "Pig in a Dog" so I've renamed them, mostly because I can't quit laughing like a mentally impaired individual at this name.

Pig in a Dog

1 batch pizza dough
6 hot dogs (we used organic uncured turkey hot dogs, but if you live on the wild side feel free to go for any old hot dog you have handy)
cheese of your choosing (we used Swiss or goat cheese)

Roll the pizza dough out into a sheet about 1/2 inches thick. Cut into pieces about 4 inches by 7 inches. Wrap the dough around your hot dog and a slice of cheese. (technically mine just had goat cheese, no hot dog so keep that in mind as an option) Place on a baking sheet and cook at 375 for about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. My kids like katsup, but maybe yours like mustard or ranch dressing or something else for dipping.