Friday, October 19, 2012

Pigs in Blankets & Cinnamon Balls {Aldi Ingredients}

Dear friends,

My 11 year old daughter and I decided to make a special breakfast for my husband recently since has was going out of town for a few days visiting family and friends.

Our menu: pigs in blankets, cinnamon balls, omelet, waffles (from a box), and fresh fruit salad.  I bought most of the ingredients at Aldi.

For the pigs in blankets, we took a bag of 40 cocktail sausages and three cans of jumbo flaky biscuits.  We split each uncooked biscuit into two layers (that's why we used the flaky ones), and wrapped a piece around each cocktail sausage, pinching one edge to seal.  These baked on cookie sheets in the oven at 375 until brown and not doughy.  (Not just for breakfast!  I think pigs in blankets are even more commonly used as party appetizers.  You can also throw cocktail sausages in a crock pot with Hawaiian sauce!)

Cinnamon Balls
I had four or five biscuits 
left over after I used up the bag of sausage.  Rather than bake them plain, I decided to make cinnamon balls.  I've never tried it, and  didn't have or even need a recipe.  I simply melted  a half stick of butter in the microwave in a glass pie pan.  Then I added a tablespoon of ground cinnamon and a quarter cup of brown sugar and mixed it in.  Then I divided each biscuit into four pieces and rolled them into balls.  I coated them with the mixture in the pie pan, then baked at 375 until cooked through.   Then I tossed them around in the pan to coat with the excess sauce. Yum!  I should make these with a whole container of biscuits next time, because they went fast!  I think these may be similar to monkey bread, but I'm not sure.

Daddy's plate had two pigs in one blanket

What do you do for special breakfasts?

Virginia Knowles

P.S. I shop frequently at Aldi.  You can read more posts about Aldi products here: Groceries from Aldi.


  1. That looks like a great idea and a special thing to do with your daughter!!

    Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this week. I have been enjoying your blog, by the way.

  2. Both of those sound awesome! I know my family would love them!