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Don’t Swaddle a Cop

Just so I’m very clear, I’m referring to pork when I say it’s Pigs in a Blanket Day! Traditionally referring to sausages wrapped in pancakes, this culinary delight has evolved to include hot dogs, miniature wieners, and Italian Sausages wrapped in anything from a pancake to a bagel.    I think it goes without saying that today should definitely be celebrated by eating an appetizing interpretation of swine in dough.

THERE ARE SO MANY RECIPES!!  Chefs have really gone out of their way to make these staple freezer to stove to plate appetizers gourmet.  For so many reasons, this guy is probably my favorite. Talk about authentic.

Evidence shows pork in pastries have been circulating the globe since the 1600’s.  Be inspired and take your piglet to another culinary level.  Here’s what I’m thinking of trying tonight:  diced tomatoes encased in an Italian Sausage that is then wrapped in mozzarella cheeses before being placed in a flaky, puffed pastry casing.  Eat creatively and …



Corned Beef & Cabbage!

I know it’s St. Patty’s Day, but in case you haven’t noticed, I’m only recognizing the obscure, under-appreciated holidays this prime-numbered year.  You’re probably already sloshed on your second case of green beer, swimming in a green river wearing shamrock trunks and matching nipple pasties while I’m trying to recognize the honored timeless tradition of Irish food.  Happy Corned Beef and Cabbage Day!

Today, I learned the “traditional” Irish dish corned beef and cabbage is actually the ireland-654983_1280Americanized version of the original dish cabbage and pork?!  My sources tell me that when Irish immigrants came to America, beef was cheaper than the traditionally used salt pork or bacon joint, therefore beef entered the stew pot instead. Just another way immigrants adjusted to life in America and left their fingerprint on American culture.

So, pre-line your gut with a healthy portion as you continue to fill up on Guinness and several unnaturally green beverages.  Pretty soon it will be midnight and you’ll be upchucking it all bear hugging the porcelain god after you’ve exceeded the limits of your gut, tolerance and the patience of your friends.

Holiday on and enjoy the day!