My latest cooking adventure was cooking pigs in a blanket this week.
Cooking Pro Tip: Don't use an actual blanket. You might accidentally start a fire.
Once the fire department left, I was ready to start cooking! I got myself an oven pan, some of those oven roll things, cheese slices and hot dogs. The way to make pigs in a blanket is to wrap the hot dog in the oven roll, then cook it in the oven until the bread looks edible. It's sort of like a hot dog in a bun, except the hot dog is inside a bread roll.
I decided to take a risk and add cheese slices to two of the four pigs. That gave me two hot dogs, wrapped in melted cheese, wrapped in bread. I only put cheese in half of them, in case the cheese turned out to be a bad idea.
Spoiler alert: The cheese was a bad idea.
Right, so when you add cheese to the pigs in a blanket recipe, you need to cook the food for an additional fifteen minutes. Otherwise, the food will look like it's done, but as soon as you try eating it, it morphs into this half-melted cheese-and-roll goo that tastes bad. Fortunately, when I cooked them some more, they turned into normal food.
My other big mistake of the night was not using the magic "no stick" spray on the pan, before I put it in the oven. The rolls ended up being stuck to the pan, and I had to pry them off with a spatula. It didn't work very well, and there were small chunks of bread that remained on the pan.
All in all, the food was sort of a mess, and it didn't taste that good. Actually, the best tasting part were the hot dogs, because I don't think I've tasted oven-roasted hot dogs before. Oh, well, live and learn, I guess. Next week, I'm trying chicken parmesan, which I hope is easier to cook than it is to spell.