My 11 year old daughter and I decided to make a special breakfast for my husband recently since has was going out of town for a few days visiting family and friends.
Our menu: pigs in blankets, cinnamon balls, omelet, waffles (from a box), and fresh fruit salad. I bought most of the ingredients at Aldi.
For the pigs in blankets, we took a bag of 40 cocktail sausages and three cans of jumbo flaky biscuits. We split each uncooked biscuit into two layers (that's why we used the flaky ones), and wrapped a piece around each cocktail sausage, pinching one edge to seal. These baked on cookie sheets in the oven at 375 until brown and not doughy. (Not just for breakfast! I think pigs in blankets are even more commonly used as party appetizers. You can also throw cocktail sausages in a crock pot with Hawaiian sauce!)
left over after I used up the bag of sausage. Rather than bake them plain, I decided to make cinnamon balls. I've never tried it, and didn't have or even need a recipe. I simply melted a half stick of butter in the microwave in a glass pie pan. Then I added a tablespoon of ground cinnamon and a quarter cup of brown sugar and mixed it in. Then I divided each biscuit into four pieces and rolled them into balls. I coated them with the mixture in the pie pan, then baked at 375 until cooked through. Then I tossed them around in the pan to coat with the excess sauce. Yum! I should make these with a whole container of biscuits next time, because they went fast! I think these may be similar to monkey bread, but I'm not sure.
|Daddy's plate had two pigs in one blanket|
What do you do for special breakfasts?
P.S. I shop frequently at Aldi. You can read more posts about Aldi products here: Groceries from Aldi.