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NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY – April 24

NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY

On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.  

Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served at any mealtime!

Another popular version of pigs-in-a-blanket includes cabbage rolls stuffed with a beef filling. It’s often covered with a tomato or cream sauce. Many recipes use the name “Pigs-in-a-Blanket” to describe just about any meat product wrapped in something. For example, one recipe we found called for stuffing a hotdog with a slice of cheese and wrapping the whole works with bacon. No dough or cabbage involved here. 

And while some references give Betty Crocker credit for the first printed use of the phrase in 1957, records as early as 1901 reference recipes for pigs-in-a-blanket in a variety of forms. However, the phrase did increase in usage in the English language after it was printed in the 1957 cookbook. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPigBlanketDay

No matter how you make pigs-in-a-blanket, make enough to share. We even have two recipes for you to try. The ones wrapped in pastry dough make great appetizers or snacks and can be dipped in a variety of sauces. Check out the sauce recipes, too! 

Pigs-In-A-Blanket (Cabbage)
Pigs-In-A-Blanket (mini smokies)
Dipping Sauces

Share your version of Pigs-In-A-Blanket using #NationalPigBlanketDay on social media.

NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY HISTORY

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April 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1800

Congress approves funds for the creation of the Library of Congress.

1901

The Chicago White Stockings open the American League’s inaugural season with a win at home. They beat the Cleveland Blues 8-2.

1967

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies during the re-entry of the Soyuz 1. The controversial mission was launched under questionable conditions, and Komarov may have known his death was imminent.

April 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Robert Bailey Thomas – 1766

In 1792, Thomas began producing The Farmer’s Almanac, one of the longest published periodicals in the United States. It was later called The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Faye Dancer – 1925

The right-handed outfielder played six seasons in the All American Girls Baseball League. Her speed lent her an advantage both in fielding and around the bases. Her best season for stealing bases was in 1948 when she stole 108 bases.

Barbara Streisand – 1942

The American singer, actress, and filmmaker’s career has spanned seven decades. She has earned critical and popular acclaim on both stage and screen, winning awards across the spectrum. Her accolades include Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Tony awards among several others.

Chipper Jones – 1972

The third baseman played 23 years in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. In 1990, the Atlanta Braves drafted Jones in the first round, and in 1995 he brought home a World Series Championship. He’s also an eight-time All-Star and a two-time Silver Slugger.

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