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Indian American Mom
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Just a Little Nutty (Guest Post)
My subject is: The phone rings at 3am and you are in a dead sleep. You answer the phone and find yourself talking to the Director of the CIA. He has an urgent message for you . . . It was submitted by Raising Reagan. Here goes:
3:00am. I jump the minute I hear that phone start to ring, darting my eyes to the clock. I have teenagers and 3:00 am is an ominous time for ringing of any kind.
“This is the Director of the CIA” I hear. CIA? My kids get into some interesting situations, but at the level of national security? Did he say “Director”? I may need to change my pants. And I’m not wearing any.
“Your country is in an emergency situation. We need your blog.” Phew, it’s just a dream. I could swear he said my country needs my blog. I mean, I love my blog and all but no one NEEDS it.
“We’ve intercepted chatter that has lead us to believe that plots against this country are being disseminated through the use of the recipes on your blog”, he continued.
“Huh?” (It’s 3:00 am, were you expecting scintillating conversation?)
“It appears that terrorists have hacked into your blog drafts and are using the wording of your recipes as a cipher for their code. When you publish a post, their members simply read your blog and decipher the code.”
“Wow, that’s a lot of page views, where should I send the thank-you note?”
Ignoring me completely he continued: “We’ve vetted you and it’s clear to us that you are completely oblivious”.
“Oblivious? Now wait jut a minute. I take offense to that”.
“Mrs. T0rnado, you need to let me finish. To make the blog visits seem legitimate, they then make your recipes and serve them at their meetings”.
“Ah, the old serve-my-recipes-at-their-terrorist-meetings tactic” I said in my best Maxwell Smart voice.
“We’ve checked your next scheduled recipe and have found a way that, with the addition of one added ingredient will make whoever eats it glow in the dark.”
“Glow in the dark? That’s it, I’m being punked.”
“Would you like us to break down your door, Mrs. Tornado?”
“Umm,. no thanks?”
So I do it. I take one for the team. I adjust my next recipe and with a shaking hand I post it.
Not your average Pigs in a Blanket
And after dark the most amazing thing happens: the night lights up. There’s a flaw in the plan. Turns out those terrorists aren’t the only ones who read me. People everywhere have tried my recipe. I am loved. And people all over the world are . . . well . . . glowing.
I hope that phone doesn’t really ring ‘cause this is the best dream ever.
Not your average Pigs in a Blanket©www.BakingInATornado.com
1 package of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
32 mini hot dogs
Your favorite barbecue sauce
Chunk of sharp cheddar, cut into matchstick sized pieces
Opt: mustard of your choice or warm barbecue sauce for serving
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Unroll the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. Gently run a rolling pin over them to make just a little larger.
*With a pastry brush, gently brush the rolls with barbecue sauce. Just paint a little on, you don’t want to soak the rolls.
*Cut each rectangle into quarters, then each quarter into 2 triangles.
*Put a small slice lengthwise into the top of each mini hot dog. Don’t slice all the way to the ends or to the bottom, just make a pocket.
*Insert a piece of cheddar into each “pocket”. It’s easiest to just push it in with the tip of a knife.
*Roll each mini hot dog into a piece of crescent roll. It should close, but if some don’t, stick a toothpick in to hold it closed.
*Bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes.
*Serve with mustard of your choice or warm barbecue sauce.