Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dinner making dilemma--solved!

It isn't a secret that for me, the time between when MC gets home from school and we sit down for supper is the busiest, most stressful time of the day.  You see, because of school and extracurricular schedules, there is just one hour during which I must get supper on the table, supervise MC's homework, and keep Bubby occupied and away from his brother, who is trying to focus on school work.  It's hard to do.  Near impossible.

I have enlisted big brother AKD's help in keeping Bubby occupied and out from underfoot, which has been a lifesaver, but MC requires more focused attention than I can give him while I am also cooking.

Plain and simple: I need more help.

Enter, my helpers, Bubby and Pal:

These little piggies may not be pretty--my helpers aren't too skillful--and they may not be the best nutritionally, but they are done: ready to go in the oven.

Now all I need to do is plan healthy suppers that can be prepared ahead of time and just popped in the oven during that busy hour of the day every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of the school year.  And find the time to actually prepare them ahead of time...

Um...I think I'm gonna need a little more help...please!

The Recipe:
Just in case there is anyone reading this who doesn't know how to make little piggies, you will need a package of cocktail wieners and 2 tubes of crescent roll dough.

Pop open the crescent roll dough and separate each tube into 8 triangles.  Cut each triangle in half lengthwise (so now you have a total of 32 long skinny triangles).

Place a cocktail wiener on the wide end of each triangle, and roll up.  Place on a baking pan and bake at 375*F for 13-17 minutes, or until golden brown.

I linked this post to Whatcha Making Wednesday at The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM.

1 comment:

  1. Do you use a crock pot at all? I plan on it on those nights I know are going to be crazy. I commend you for getting the kids to help...I'm still trying to get up the nerve and patience myself for that!


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