My daughter's second birthday was yesterday (sniff sniff) and we are throwing her a party tomorrow. There will be about 20 adults and 7 kids there, and so planning the menu took some thought. One thing that I did not have to think about, however, was what I would serve as party appetizers. I know it's very 1950s housewife of me, but I swear on Pigs in Blankets. No matter how many I make, they always get devoured and everyone comments on how yummy they are. Now you can buy them frozen and just pop them in the oven easy peasy, but I like to put a little more effort into mine, and I think people can tell the difference. I buy a package of Hillshire Farms Lil' Smokies and two tubes of Pepperidge Farm Crescent Roll dough (the ratio is one package to two packages, no matter how many you decide to make). I try to count how many Lil' Smokies there are beforehand, and then I roll the dough into large sheets and cut as many little triangles as there are Smokies. I put the Smokie on the wide end of the triangle, and roll it up toward the point, sealing them as best I can. Then I brush them with olive oil and sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on them for extra flavor. Bake them in a 375 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
But don't forget the dipping sauce. I like to make a simple honey mustard sauce, which consists of yellow mustard, dijon mustard, honey, and some salt and pepper. I honestly don't have measurements for this part--I just mix until it tastes good!
(Photo from: Allrecipes.com)