Sunday, December 27, 2009

Next year you're all getting decorative homemade crap, I promise

I'm really jealous of all these people who come up with "A Year of ..." blog ideas and then get a book deal out of them, maybe even a movie deal, and maybe even another book deal, and so on. Because they never have to go back to that office ever again. I want to not have to go back to that office, but all the good ideas have been taken.

Maybe I should become Pillsbury's bitch. Oops, I almost typed "butch" there instead of "bitch." Well, if Pillsbury wants a butch, I'll be that, too, as long as it pays well and doesn't involve going to an office every day. At any rate, I hereby publicly declare my love for the Crescent Roll. Is there any money in it for me, Pillsbury? What if I decide to blog "A Crescent a day?"

Well, even if there's nothing at all in it for me, here's today's Crescent: I brought home some leftover ham from Xmas dinner at my mom's house. Normally, I make omelets whenever I get any ham, because nothing makes an omelet tastier than a bit of ham, IMO. But when I went for the eggs I noticed I had all these Pilsbury Crescent Rolls and Crescent sheets in the fridge thanks to the fact that they seem to be always on sale at Kroger, with plentiful e-coupons and paper coupons (in that nice 50 cent value that Kroger doubles!), making them nice and cheap. SO I thought I should roll up the ham with some cheese and a bit of broccoli (added only because I felt guilty if I didn't include a vegetable) in a sheet of Crescent dough. I'm sure there's recipe for exactly this somewhere on the Pilsbury site, but who really needs a recipe for this kind of thing? I baked it all at 375 degrees for somewhere around 15 minutes, until it was pretty and golden brown. Yum. It made 2 servings, so one was dinner last night and the other was lunch today.

Later this week, I'm making little piggies in blankets for a New Year's Eve potluck, with Little Smokies I got on sale/with a coupon at Food Lion and, yes! Pilsbury Crescent Rolls! But I need to come up with a vegetarian version, because there will be at least one vegetarian and one person who keeps kosher at this shindig. Carrots in a blanket? Broccoli in a blanket? And no, I'm not going to go buy little vegetarian sausages, because I don't have a coupon for those.

Hmmm, maybe I should spend that next year of my life refusing to buy anything I don't have a coupon for and then I can write a stupid book about it. I wonder who should play me in the movie?

Oh yum, I just thought about a possible combination of Crescent Rolls and that can of dulce de leche that's sitting in my cupboard right now ...

8 comments:

spacegrrl said...

for the vegetarians: cheese and broccoli in a blanket. maybe more like a pocket than a blanket so it won't all spill out in the oven.

i've noticed that a lot of the fashion bloggers get free shoes from really nice brands. i think they're beholden to blog about the free shoes they get but they're already providing free advertising for that brand anyway, so they probably don't care.

Anonymous said...

You should go to a Pampered Chef party. They always do something with the crescent rolls on that pizza stone. There's one recipe that's diced-up savory veggies like onions and peppers on crescent rolls. Very yum, and vegetarian. ~Valerie

santos. said...

oh yeah, you should TOTES become the pillsbury doughgirl. or the coupon thing. i'd watch that movie. tina fey should play you.

Lisa B. said...

Some of the foodie bloggers get food stuff for review, too. I know Pilsbury has sent bloggers dough products to review. I just want money, though ;-)

I was thinking of maybe mushroom and onion "purses," although cheese and broccoli would be good (Oh ... Green Giant frozen broccoli in cheese sauce: also always on sale with plentiful coupons!)

Valerie--Aimee sent me a list of the Pampered Chef recipes. There's some cool stuff there. I love my Pampered Chef Pizza stone!

girlnblack77 said...

I did find a recipe at Pillsbury the other day that tells how to turn crescent rolls into 2" turnovers. You take two triangles, press the seams together so you have a rectangle, then cut it into 6 squares. Press/pull/smoosh until you have thin little squares, fill with a teaspoon of filling, and fold into a triangle, pressing to seal.
My favorite non-meat option for crescent rolls is rolling them around eight slices of apple, with a bit of cinnamon and a touch of sugar. (Am I repeating myself, yet, with my love of crescent rolls?)

Lisa B. said...

That sounds like a great idea ... I think I would use the Crescent dough sheets, because that's way easier than trying to press all the seams together. Hmmm ... apple and dulce de leche could be fabulous! Thanks for sharing the love of the Crescent!

r4kk4 said...

i'm seconding chotda. i'd read/watch that book/movie. you've got two days to plan if you launch on new year's! go for it!

Lisa B. said...

Two things I'm never good at: planning things and sticking with things! Still, I'm thinking about it ... thanks for the encouragement!