The Boys like meat. At least that’s been my experience. Therefore, I knew that some Gigi-esque cupcakes were going to go over, but not as much as something containing pork. For this reason, I included these delectable Sausage Squares (recipe courtesy of the Mad Knitter, aka my mother) in the care package I sent to them last week.
Sausage and bread and cream cheese: what’s not to love?
Like most of my recipes, this one has only a few ingredients, and they’re all things that you probably have on-hand. They’re definitely items you can get at your local store. I have to roll like that because I ain’t got no fancy stores ’round here. I’m cooking with a gourmet-market handicap. I figure The Boys probably don’t ‘do’ gourmet anyway. They’re more ‘pork fat’ type people.
I get that.
Two cans of crescent rolls, one-8 oz. package of cream cheese, and two pounds of breakfast sausage. That’s it.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and roll out one can of the crescent rolls into the bottom.
If you have time to worry about the fact that the perforations are somewhat gaping or that the dough is not all the way to the sides of the pan, you have more time on your hands than I do. If it bothers you, go ahead and press it all out nicely.
It doesn’t bother me.
And I can guarantee you The Boys will never know the difference.
Next, throw the sausage into a pan to brown.
This part may take a minute or two. Because I’m easily bored, I contracted my local Diva to rock me a classic John Bonham piece on the drums while I cooked.
Here’s what I love about the Diva: she can rock some Led Zeppelin in a full-length, leopard-print dress. Even Mr. Bonham couldn’t have done that.
When the sausage is brown, drain it, and return it to the pan. Add the cream cheese.
Let it get all melty good, the stir it around until it’s well incorporated.
Again with the worrying about the spreading of the dough. If you have time, knock yourself out.
Bake them for 25 minutes or until the crescents are golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.
If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then this is the express-way.
These are good for a snack or for breakfast with a side of scrambled eggs and fried potatoes. Or for supper. Or lunch. Or a snack. Wait. Did I say that?
Pork fat rules,