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Pig in a Blanket Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pig in a Blanket Day

When : Always April 24th

Pig in a Blanket Day is a day to eat a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Why? Because that's what "Pig in a Blanket" is.

Somebody, somewhere decided that this was a very special treat to them. So, they created a special day to celebrate this culinary delight. Aren't you glad that they did?

How does one go about celebrating Pig in a Blanket Day? Cook up some sausage. Make some pancakes. Wrap the sausage inside of the pancake. Add maple syrup. Then, chow down.

Either that, or it’s all about wrapping your farm animals in layers of protective fabric – whichever you prefer.

Origin of "Pig in a Blanket Day":

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Restaurants sometimes hold a "Pig in a Blanket" special. The roots of this day may have come from a restaurant breakfast promotion.

This Day in History April 24

Traditional date of the fall of Troy. (1184 BC)

The first regular newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, is published in Boston, Massachusetts. (1704)

The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress". (1800)

American sharpshooter Annie Oakley was hired by Nate Salsbury to be a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West. (1885)

Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened. (1907)

The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened. (1913)

First tank-to-tank combat, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, when three British Mark IVs met three German A7Vs. (1918)

The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation. (1922)

Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (1953)

Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 when its parachute fails to open. He is the first human to die during a space mission. (1967)

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily." (1967)

Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis. (1980)

In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced. (1996)

The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction. (2004)

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI. (2005)

Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, is born in South Korea. (2005)

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PMAY0313 4/25/2013 8:43AM

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PATRICIAAK 4/24/2013 6:13PM

    From Wikipedia
In the United States, the term "pigs in a blanket" often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, cocktail or breakfast/link sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked. The dough is sometimes homemade, but canned dough is most common. They are somewhat similar to a sausage roll or (by extension) a baked corn dog. They are served as an appetizer, a children's dish, or as a breakfast entree. A common variation is to stuff the hot dog or sausage with cheese before wrapping it in dough.

At breakfast or brunch, the term "pigs in a blanket" refers to sausage links with pancake wrapped around it.

In regions heavily influenced by Slovak immigrants, such as northern Pennsylvania, the southern tier of New York, and northeastern Ohio, the term usually refers instead to stuffed cabbage rolls, such as the Polish or Ukrainian gołąbki.


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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/24/2013 12:06PM

    I like this one

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HANSBRINK 4/24/2013 12:05PM

  Blanket from a pancake.... ok.
Pig from a sausage... I never made the connection as my "pigs" were always hot dogs. I guess it makes sense.

From the "This Day in History" list:
Eight U.S. servicemen die in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis. (1980)

This was a sad day. Remember it happening.

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4EVERNESS 4/24/2013 11:09AM

    Oh thank goodness, I was afraid it was someone going to be self deprecating and sleep the day away!!!!! Thank you.

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LOSER05 4/24/2013 9:12AM

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TRYAGIN 4/24/2013 9:10AM

    Very interesting. I guess each day has it's own special history.
Thanks.

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EVIE4NOW 4/24/2013 9:06AM

  Lots of info. thanks.

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