Memorial Day weekend is here, a great time for some finger food to watch the auto races on Sunday, or to take to the park for a picnic, or pack in a warmer to go hiking. Even if you are staying home, the weather looks nice here for a meal on the veranda. This tablescape was from a lunch a while ago, and I might just do the same this weekend. The plastic star plates are set on paper patriotic napkins for color, and the white straw placemats.
Patriotic napkins are wrapped around plastic forks and tied with ribbon. Placecards add a personal touch.
My Patriotic Table Runner is a tutorial that you can make in a day. This tablescape was from last year when it looked like rain on the holiday. More casual, this one didn’t have chargers, just white dinner plates and red salad plates on white placemats, and red napkins held with wood napkin rings.
I have used this runner several times a year since I made it, as it goes for all the Patriotic holidays over the summer. This one used my depression glass candlesticks with red candles and the little starburst weighted sprays I got at the dollar store. Red chargers and napkins held with strawberry napkin rings sit atop white lace placemats.
So, food! Let’s make some Crescent Dogs for munching. This is a great make ahead recipe for taking along to a picnic, potluck, or even hiking. Start with separating the crescent dough into four sections, ignoring the diagonal perforations. Press those perforations so the dough holds together.
Boil your hot dogs for a few minutes to be sure they are cooked through and hot. The crescent rolls will get brown before the dogs are done, so precooking is essential. Yes, you could grill the dogs for even more flavor.
Spread mustard on the crescent rolls.
Now place the cooked hot dogs on the rolls. Using two dogs per section, cut the dough in half. Add cheese if you like.
Wrap the dough around the hot dogs and place on a baking sheet.
Bake as directed on the crescent roll dough tin until golden brown. I have to admit that I cannot remember and didn’t write it down when I did these. I think it is about 11-13 minutes at 425 degrees, but use the directions on the tin.
Yum, nicely browned, and ready to eat. Makes 8, two per person would feed four for lunch.
If you are taking them to a party, just cut into bite size pieces. You can get four nice bite size pieces from each one, for 32 appetizers.
While you are munching on Crescent Dogs, read about my Patriotic Star Mini Quilt, full tutorial with two quilting runs in different colors.
Back to the table, I’ll be using my neat large plastic tray I got in a silent auction some time ago. I think Crescent Dogs will go nicely on this for passing around the party.
These bowls were in the same silent auction win, and I haven’t had a chance to use them yet. Maybe this year.
Celebrate our Freedom this weekend, and remember those who paid for our freedom with the ultimate sacrifice on Monday. This mural is a recent addition to our local art, finished in time for the Memorial Day weekend. It is located on the side of an historic building on 4th street, and the mural faces King.
Have a great holiday weekend! What are your plans?
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