Landon's Lunch Project

My grandson Landon has been staying at my house during the day while on his school vacation this summer, but his summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. The first day of school for him will be tomorrow, August 11, and he will begin first grade. He had an idea today that we needed to do one more cooking project before his summer vacation is over, so for his last "official" day of summer he decided he wanted to make pigs in a blanket for lunch. When I asked him if he knew how to make them, he said, "You just take a hot dog and melt the bun on it."  I thought perhaps we needed a recipe, so I found one for Crescent Dogs at pillsbury.com.

Crescent Dogs
8 hot dogs
4 slices (3/4 ounce each) American cheese, each cut into 6 strips
1 can (8 ounce) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit. Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased sheet pan, cheese side up. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Landon cut each slice of cheese into six slices.

Cut a slit into each hot dog, insert 3 of the cheese slices.

Wrap each hot dog with a crescent roll triangle and place on a sheet pan, cheese side up. I used parchment paper to line the pan to save time on clean up.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve up for a great lunch!

Good job on your lunch project, Landon. Have a super school year in first grade.


  1. I have my 5 year old granddaughter here this weekend. She loves hotdogs, looks like we better make these.

  2. I think these are great- my boys will love them!

  3. Ohhh yummm, I am so hungry after looking at these! Your grandson did a great job!!

    And I have a linky for baking with kids and would love you to share


    Warmly, Kelly