Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - Yummy Recipies Make Easy Meals
Oct. 16, 2012 1:02 pm
Updated: Oct. 18, 2012 7:27 pm
One part of the November activities for the Allrecipies Allstars Brand Ambassadors was to prepare 3 recipies using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I loved this activity because it was super easy, and not very expensive.
As Brand Ambassadors we are often given coupons to use for the main ingredients of the recipes we are asked to make. The "brand" that is the sponsor provides us with some of their product to use. However, sometimes, the other ingredients used in some recipies
are a little above my normal budget, so I really loved that I found 3 recipes that used, for the most part, ingredients that I already had in my cupboards, or, at least, on my regular shopping list.
The first Pillsbury recipe I tried was the Crab Rolls.
The recipe makes them as snacks, but we ate 3 each for dinner. With my daughter a Pescatarian (vegatarian who eats seafood and fish) it was nice to not have to think of something different for her.
I did make a few changes. First of all, I only used 1 can of the Crescent Rolls, I barely had enough filling using only one. I'm guessing if you use two, you would have to fill each one with half as much filling as I did. Second, I didn't use a green onion
- I hate them. Instead I substituted about a 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder. This didn't have the color the green onion would have had, but it gave the rolls just the right onion flavor that I like. I also used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I stay
away from garlic and onion salt, as hubby is a low-salt enthusiast (not for health reasons, although I'm sure it is better for his health, but because he prefers the taste). And finally the recipe calls for a sweet and sour dipping sauce. I didn't have or
want that. So instead, I made a shrimp gravy, making a simple rue with butter and flour,and adding shrimp stock I made with 1/2 a seasoning packet from Ramen Noodles.
My kids gave the rolls mixed reviews, my son hates everything we make him for dinner, unless it's Hamburger Helper. But Hubby and I devoured them - and we're the ones that count, right?
The second recipe I made were the Chocolate Crescents. YUMMMMMM!
I happened to have regular chocolate chips laying around the house with no home one morning, and didn't know what to do for breakfast. I chopped them up and put them in this recipe. They were lucious! To some I added a little cream cheese, and to some I
added cream cheese and chopped walnuts. I can't think of an easier breakfast (except maybe cold cereal). It was quick to put together and done in no time. And I love the fact that it was a recipe I didn't have to think about in advance, I just made it with
what I had on hand.
The third (but certainly not last) recipe I made using the Crescent Rolls was Ham and Cheese Rolls:
For these I used 2 slices of ham in each roll, and shredded cheddar cheese instead of slices. As you can see, my Ham and Cheese roll-ups (as well as my Chocolate Crescents) didn't roll up quite the same way as the ones in the Pillsbury pictures, but they were
still quite tasty. Left out the ham for my daughter, and served with a garlic mustard aioli dipping sauce, put together by my expert hubby - I must admit, he gets things right sometimes!
If anyone out there plans on trying Pillsbury Crescents for anything other than just rolls, I highly recommend it. I loved them. I have a feeling they will have a permanent place in my refrigerator from now on.
Until next time. . .
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