Thursday, August 22, 2013

Crescent Roll Craze

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Did you know that THE crescent roll came out in the 60's?  Here's a funny blast from the past story...my mom like to serve crescent rolls.  However, no matter what she did with the timer, her crescent rolls always seemed to burn on the bottom.  There were times that even the oven was smoking!  Maybe the oven was too hot?  A faulty timer?  She was probably busy cooking 10 other things at once and would just forget about the rolls.  Who knows, but whenever I break out the crescent roll container, I have fond memories of the past!

News Flash!
There is a crescent roll craze going on out there!  Everything from dinner to dessert crescent roll recipes are being passed. Since there is this crescent roll craze going around and school has begun for many or is about to begin, I thought I would share some good, quick crescent roll recipes that I have found. 


You can find the link above or go to www.jamhands.net to find the complete recipe.  Here it is in a nutshell:
You need 1-2 cans of crescent rolls depending on the size of your family, honey mustard dressing, baby swiss cheese slices, ham slices and frozen chicken fingers that have been cooked.  Put a squirt of honey mustard on each crescent triangle.  Then add a slice of cheese, a slice of ham and a cooked chicken finger.  Roll the triangle up.  Bake at 375 for about 18 minutes.


Just as easy is this French Dip Crescent recipe from www.mamalovesfood.com
This time use roast beef and provolone cheese.  You can also add a dollop of horseradish to add a little zing.  Roll those babies up and bake for about 18 minutes at about 375.  The au jus can be made or just open a can of beef stock.  I won't tell!

Finally, a dessert using crescent rolls!!!


In addition to 1-2 packages of crescent rolls, all you need is a can of cherry pie filling.  Just fill about a Tbsp of cherry pie filling onto each crescent roll.  Roll those babies up and bake in your 375 degree oven for about 18 minutes.  Erin, over at www.lemonsugar.com, made a glaze for the top.  I just sprinkled each turnover with powdered sugar.

I know what you are thinking...not really homemade.  But there are days during the school week with after school activities, help with homework, etc that I need a quick, go-to meal.  I like to think of these as semi homemade.  Add a salad and the whole process from start to finish is about 30 minutes.

Having these quick, go-to recipes is something I celebrate that makes my life sweet, especially on those hectic days!

What's your favorite crescent roll recipe?

Until next time,

Christine