Friday, September 27, 2013

Surprise Side Dish

I went on a date night with Mr Farmer the other night. I had found a recipe for a special surprise that I was going to make for my family. As I was picking up the ingredients, I told Mr Farmer about the recipe.

He asked, "Is this for all of us or one of those yummy things you make during the day for just you and the kids?"

"What? That doesn't sound at all like something I would do!" I shouted in disgust. Hummph! As if... What does he think of me? Does he think I keep the chocolate and other such deliciousness tucked away to be brought out only when he's not around? I guess it is starting to sound more and more like something I do would do.

Anyway, this recipe didn't involve chocolate of any kind, so he was sure to get some. Food. Not some of the other kind of "gettin some" you dirty birds are thinking of. I mean, it was a date night, but I got no flowers or chocolate and had to go grocery shopping instead of shopping for clothing or other fun stuff.

Ok. Stay with me here. The evening finished, shopping done, without anything else to note. I told the kids the next day, when asked the eternally-asked question, "What's for dinner?" that we would be having hamburgers and a surprise side dish.

Oh the suspense. The excitement. The endless questions. I was beginning to regret not just giving the information out to begin with. But I held the secret.

Time came to make supper and out came the cheese sticks, pepperoni, and crescent rolls.

First, take the cheese sticks, unwrap them and cut them in half.

Now roll each half in four pieces of pepperoni. I kind of laid the pepperoni out and rolled the cheese with it, then squished them to get the pepperoni to stay. Briefly.

Next, take the crescent rolls out and separate into the triangles. Starting with the end, roll the pepperoni-wrapped cheese up in the crescent roll. Here's the most important part.

Are you listening to me?! This is important I tell you. Do NOT forget this step or these may blow up your house, maim you, and leave your children crying in despair.

Ready? Ok. Find your most disgusting, blackened, chipped cookie sheet. Maybe one you've had since it was given to you for your wedding 18 and a half years ago. Use this to place your rolls on, take a photo of it, and post it on your blog for everyone to see. No blog? No problem. Post it to your Facebook account. You just want to make sure everyone can see what you cook your food on. The cookie sheets you fix food for your family on.

Of course, I place my own food to bake on a sterile, beautiful, new cookie sheet. I claim I have to have it because of my diabetes. I can tell them anything as long as I say it's for my diabetes. They have no comeback for that, yet. Yet. They have tried to say they need candy because their blood sugar is low, too, but I'm no fool. And I don't like to share my candy.

I know. I know. This was supposed to be a post about a recipe. You got your recipe, now let me babble on about nonsense.

Oh wait! I forgot to tell you to put the rolls into the oven for the amount of time listed on the can of crescent rolls or until golden brown on top. Also, if you make more pepperoni-cheese rolls than you have crescents, just put a toothpick or two in them and put them right in with the rolls. Mr Farmer wasn't sure which he liked better. I served them with a homemade marinara sauce for dipping.

This "surprise side dish" was so delicious! I will definitely be making them again.


  1. Good grief. I didn't think anyone's cookie sheets looked blacker than mine! You just made my day. Along with giving me an idea of what to make for Mr. Granny's lunch.


    1. Sniff, sniff. I put myself, and my horrible-looking cookie sheets, out there and you go rub it in. ;)

      Hope Mr Granny enjoys them!