A Week (or so) Later

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It’s a week past New Years…. (or thereabouts). What did you make for New Years food? A traditional good luck meal incorporating black eyed peas? Did you cook from your food storage?

I actually used a bag of blackeyed peas that had been sealed in a food saver bag a long time ago.

foodsaver black eye peas
foodsaver black eye peas
So long in fact that the ‘best by’ date was 2012. AND they turned out fine!
old black eye peas
old black eye peas

I made a ham… mashed potatoes… cornbread stuffing… Cream cheese corn… FRESH cranberry sauce and of course the aforementioned blackeyed peas from dry (and deviled eggs and a dessert and.. … …)

For hubs to take to the office I made a spinach dip (Got to have greens on New Years!) and some delicious pepperoni rolls.

Why pepperoni rolls? Well, initially I was going to make something else when hubs told me that he wanted something easy to eat and something other than what I’d planned on.

Isn’t that the way it goes?

Well, I’d already done my grocery shopping for the week and us country folk don’t really like to make the ‘run’ to the grocery store because well, there just isn’t one on every corner ya know. So…. I did what I do best. I looked in the pantry. I looked in the fridge. I looked in the freezer. I took mental stock of what was there… thought about what I could make with what I had on hand… and voila.

Pepperoni rolls were born!

I started with a package of Pillsbury crescent rolls from the fridge… a couple rolls string mozzarella and a package of Armour pepperoni from the freezer.

Pepperoni & crescent
Pepperoni & crescent

Dug out some seasoning, Lawry’s garlic salt, and some Italian seasoning.

garlic salt
garlic salt

Rolled out the crescent dough, laid on some pepperoni slices, cut the mozz for each one,

pepperoni rolls
pepperoni rolls
sprinkled with seasoning, rolled up, seasoned with both Italian seasoning and garlic salt and baked according to the crescent instructions.

Yum City!

pepperoni rolls
pepperoni rolls

Print Recipe
Easy Pepperoni Rolls
pepperoni rolls
Course Breads
Servings
Course Breads
Servings
pepperoni rolls
Instructions
  1. Open the crescent rolls and separate. Lay 4-5 pepperoni slices on each. Open your mozzarella cheese and cut into three pieces. Each about 1 1/2" long and lay in the wide end. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. Roll up. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning and a little garlic salt. Bake according to the temps on the package of crescent rolls.