#1 LIFE CHANGING Pigs-in-a-Blanket.
#2 LIFE CHANGING Toddler Products.
Honestly though, I have a love hate relationship with children’s dishes. Do you? There are a few of them I have really grown to love and sincerely appreciate. If children’s dinnerware is not designed and made right it’s useless to me. Too bulky? Hard to clean? Washes up to look like a car ran over it? No good. I have been a long time fan of boon inc, and was so excited in the recent years to see Boon appearing in Target and on Target.com because it seriously needs to be in everyone’s cupboards. My ‘most used’ product over the years has been their Catch bowl. My baby, also my 4th child wants to be so independent like his older siblings. It’s all cute until his cereal milk is everywhere. The catch bowl is a game changer, it’s silicon lip catches that milk and slides down into the bowl. FOR REALS. In their most recent products I have a new veryveryvery favorite. I have been using this constantly. I repeat. CONSTANTLY. Their snug cup. I keep a lid in my purse, we put it on every and any cup, he loves it. I love it. If you have littles, or know someone who does go get this.
For you with those littles– you know how much there is to clean. SO much. Especially between my clumsy 4 year old, and a baby. Plus two big kids. But Boon has made clean up is so easy. I have been really loving their new FORB Mini Brush. It’s silicone! and you know how the plastic cups and small items always tip and flip in the dishwasher? even top rack? Their new SPAN takes care of all that. Their creations are genius. You can find them at your local Target or Target.com. Click on their product name and a link will take you right to it.
Boon has amazing products for older children too. My very clumsy 4 year old has benefited greatly from their no-slip plates, and he likes to use the SNUG straw.
He also has been begging me non-stop to make pigs-in-a-blanket. To which I normally would insert a nasty-face emoji. I REALLY don’t like those cresent rolls in a can and hot dogs. But he asked every single day, a few times a day! I can’t ignore that request! There was no way I was going to make those out of a can kind of pigs-in-a-blanket. We made homemade. Homemade dough, our choice of healthy organic hotdogs, and a homemade pigs-in-a-blanket sauce! Gah. They are SO SO good and ridiculously easy. They will be out of the oven within 30 minutes.
Start by making your dough, it does NOT need to rise. hallelujah. I don’t have time for rising bread these days. Dust with flour, Roll it out into about a 9×13 rectangle. Cut in half hotdog style, and then into small triangles.
If you are going to do reg. sized hot dogs, do not cut in half hot dog style.
Get your kids involved! They love this part.
Roll up and place on parchment paper. and BAKE!
aaaaaaand when you try to get your 4 year old to pose with his much desired hot dogs? yeah right mom.
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 Teas salt
- 1/2 Tbsp shortening
- 1/2 Tbsp yeast
- 1+ cups flour
- 1 package of your favorite hot dogs, or 1 package of little smokies
- 1-2 TBS melted butter (optional
- 2 TBS ketchup
- 2TBS mayo
- 2 tsp mustard
- Combine 1/2 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, putting yeast in LAST.
- Mix all ingredients until well blended and sticky. Slowly adding flour until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the mixer.
- Let rise for a few minutes
- Flour a surface and roll out dough into about a 9x13 rectangle. (See pictures in post for detailed instructions) using a pizza cutter, cut into triangles.
- Place hot dog or little smokey at large side of triangle and roll up.
- Bake in oven at 425 for about 15-20 minutes. with about 5 minutes left, brush melted butter on tops to help create a nice golden brown top.
- combine ingredients. Stir. Serve
I received Boon Inc products in exchange for a mention, but all opinions are my own!