Friday, August 7, 2009

spiraling out of control

* Update: If you have come here from Pinterest, I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by! Take a look around for other quick and easy meal ideas. If you like these crescent rolls for dinner you might also like my easy calzones that also can be made for carnivores or vegetarians. They use ready made pizza crusts. Or perhaps you would like my crescent roll breakfast apple turnovers. Just click on the hyperlinks to see these ideas. Again, thanks for visiting the site and I hope you come back!


It is no secret the carnivore and I like different things. There are, however, a few things we both love - like cheese and bread. This nifty dinner not only works in these things we hold near and dear, but it is also super quick. (Plus, you can adjust it be either vegetarian or carnivore friendly.) It is a wonderful way to throw together a meal in minutes on those days when the rest of your day has been spiraling out of control.


Start with a roll of 4 regular Pillsbury crescent rolls. Unroll them and divide the rolls in half leaving two triangles connected. You should have two rectangles. Lightly flour them and a rolling pin. Flatten the rectangles out some. Then place them on a greased cookie sheet. Top each with your chosen ingredients. This night we both had swiss cheese. The carnivore also had deli ham, while I had vidalia onions and basil. Once filled roll the reactangles. Then bake these beauties according to the directions (usually a little more than ten minutes at 375 degrees). Remove from the oven while golden brown and serve while hot.

They are buttery and satisfying. Plus, you can vary this recipe to suit anyone's tastes or dietary restrictions. Oh, and as you can see they take little time to make. This is a great meal for those nights you work late and need to through something together quick. I promise they will stop things from spiraling out of control. Nothing like a super with some of your favorite things (like cheese and bread) does the trick faster - except maybe a meal that is ready in minutes. And, this will do both.

menu ideas:
We serve these with other readily available/easy to make veggies (for the nights I don't want to think about dinner) like sauteed green beans and boiled potatoes.

29 comments:

  1. They actually sell rolls of crescent dough not cut into triangles now! How cool is that?

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    1. what store carries the rolls of crescent dough??

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  2. Those look delicious! I think I'm going to have to try these. They'd also be great for breakfast!

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  3. i just saw the uncut dough the other day. have to try it!

    and yes, it would be good for breakfast. you could make savory ones with bacon and sweet one with nuts and honey. thanks for the idea!

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  5. Just tried this with ham and cheese for breakfast...yumm! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great idea! I just made it and it was delicious! I'm a huge fan of meals that I can make quickly since I don't get home from work until 7-ish. Thanks for sharing this :)

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  7. Ran into your idea on Pinterest and gave it a try. Super easy and yummy. My favorite combination. Thanks!

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  8. Love all the pinterest love! Glad y'all liked it!

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  9. oh figured it out lol well I am your newest follower! yay!

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  10. I like you cook sausage with cream cheese and green onions, then spread into the crescent triangles, roll and cook as directed...YUMMY!!

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  11. Just saw this on Pinterest and am going to make it as soon as possible. Talk about quick, easy and presumably delicious.

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  12. Love finding this and your blog on Pinterest - def going to try... I'm thinking mushrooms, basil, and tomato?? Have you tried tomato? Does it make the crescent too moist? Maybe pesto and chicken... endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I haven't tried tomatoes I would worry about the moisture. Maybe sundries tomatoes would work. Like you said - endless possibilities!

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  14. Tried this tonight. Despite cooking for double the time they were still doughy in the middle. I think it was due to the cheese and meat keeping the dough moist (so it could not get cooked.)

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    1. did you flour them? Maybe thats the trick.

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  15. I just made these!!! And my husband and I LOVED them!!! And they were so easy and fast to make!!!

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  16. These look absolutely delicious, thanks for the recipie. WIll make these tonight!

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  17. I love the crescent rolls and these looks so delish. I'm gonna make these for me and my boys. I found these on Pinterest. so happy to have found your blog and be your newest follower. If you have a chance check out my blog.

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  18. These look great! Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring them on my "Top 10 Crescent Roll Recipes" post @ www.cheapcraftymama.com! Feel free to stop by and grab a "featured" button!

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  19. Hi,

    I found your blog through Pinterest and I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Runs through Monday each week)

    Have a wonderful day,
    Michelle

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  20. This recipe makes a great snack or light meal. A lot of people truly love cheese and bread and they will surely be thrilled to try this out. Thanks for sharing a very wonderful recipe.

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  21. Thanks to your wonderful pics I can even smell the basil!

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  22. Tried this today and are delicious. Made swiss cheese w/ham and swiss w/smoked Italian sausage....YUM, YUM

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  23. Hi there, just wondering if you could offer an alternative to crescent rolls? I've never heard of them, in Australia, but looks just like puff pastry?? Thanks!! :)

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  24. We are also a hybrid family! People are always wondering how we eat, but just like you we have figured it out! EASY PEESY! Loved the vidalia onion with the Swiss. AMAZING! We served it with baked potato soup.

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  25. Thanks for the greeting for Pintrest folks. Looking forward to cruising your site.

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  26. I love to make sandwiches with different fillings because my kids love to eat.Thanks for sharing.

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