National Pigs in a Blanket Day:
The United States observes a national holiday on the 24th day of April every year to commemorate the most loved comfort foods across the US – Pigs in a Blanket. Therefore, they celebrate the day.
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Why National Pigs in a Blanket Day?
If the phrase “pigs in a blanket” reminds you of some adorable little piglets wrapped in a cozy blanket to cushion from the cold, your cognition for the day needs to be refreshed. The phrase “pigs in a blanket” is an expression used for one of the most loved cuisines by the Americans- a pork sausage (or hot dogs) wrapped in croissant dough or American biscuit and baked as a pastry waiting to be served hot with a dipping sauce. Yes, you get that right. The blanket is the dough that wraps up the pig, that is, the sausage within.
This deliciously mouth-watering cuisine called ‘pigs in a blanket’ marks its existence back in the 1600s. People often believe that the British field laborers were the first of all to innovate the cuisine during the 1600s when they began putting their meat inside the dough as a prompt and wholesome meal to have during work. However, the earliest written records acknowledging the existence of the cuisine are found to be as early as 1957 when one of the US-based food firms “Betty Crocker” published in their cookbook named “Betty Crocker’s Cooking For Kids,” an instant and simple recipe to cook the food ‘pigs in a blanket’ back at home with simple ingredients and lesser efforts. This made the recipe stick to the minds of people, especially children, and the taste to stay on their taste buds forever. Children started exploring their ways out of those messy-flour-covered hands to a finely curated ‘pigs in a blanket’ ready to be served as appetizers along with the meals on the dining table.
Some legends attribute the creation of the cuisine ‘pigs in a blanket’ to the Far East, claiming that the Asian cultures put fish in a similar role. At the same time, some legends attribute it to a diner along route 66 in Oklahoma in the 1960s. Some people even believe that the cuisine originated from Czechoslovakia or Germany. But, the earliest written records mentioning the dish are found in Betty Crocker’s cookbook that made the cuisine enter every household in the US. This amplifying popularity of the cuisine ‘pigs in a blanket’ is now celebrated as the National Pigs in a Blanket Day in the US.
How Can We Observe National Pigs in a Blanket Day:
People in the US observe this day in their own ways. Here are some of the interesting ways to celebrate this national day:
- Share your memories: Call your friends and family and share with them your memories related to this day. You may also make a note of your cherishing memories related to the day.
- Throw a house party: Prepare your ‘pigs in a blanket’ cuisine at home. Prepare the dough; you can use breakfast-ready sausages and different sauces to enrich your cuisine. Now, invite your acquaintances to your place to enjoy your cuisine and create memories with them.
- Fancy pigs: Experiment with your fillings inside the dough. You can use cheese or other taste enhancers to add delicacy to your ‘pigs in a blanket’ cuisine. Try curating desserts out of the traditional ‘pigs in a blanket.’
- Connect with others: Share your experiments out there on the social platforms using highlights like #CommemoratingNationalPigsInBlanketDay or #ExperimentingWithPigsInBlanket and let the people around you connect with your ideas for the day.
Interesting Facts On National Pigs in a Blanket Day:
Let’s hop on to some interesting facts about ‘pigs in a blanket.’
- ‘Pigs in a blanket’ is a celebrated cuisine across different parts of the globe with variations in its ingredients and styling.
- In the 1970s, Pillsbury released pre-made and pre-rolled ‘pigs in a blanket’ that were only required to pop in the oven after unwrapping your purchase.
- ‘Pigs in a blanket’ is also known as Wesley Dogs, or Devils on Horseback, or Kilted Sausages, or Wiener Winks in the US.
- They are also sold in the US in the name of “Franks in a Blanket” or “Franks in Blanks.”
- In Mexico, they are referred to as “Salchitaco’s” while Germans call them “Würstchen im Schlafrock” meaning sausage in a dressing gown.
History Of National Pigs in a Blanket Day:
The founder and origin of the day are yet unknown. People in the US celebrate this day to cherish their beloved comfort food ‘pigs in a blanket’ after the cuisine reached its glory after the year 1957 in the US.