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Reflecting on an unusual year, I felt it would be fitting to do something a bit unusual myself.

So, because this is not what you would expect from me and it is not something I would have expected to like SO MUCH, I give you a nostalgic throw-back hors d’oeurve which was hand-delivered to our doorstep by none other than the man behind this blog’s banner, our good friend Pete.

Pig in a pinwheel.

Yes, you heard me correctly.

Come on, let’s face it, we could all use a little nostalgia right now and a hot, cheesy hors d’oeurve! One of the best things to come through in 2020.

I am not sure I’ve ever eaten ham from a can.  If I made these myself, I’m not sure I would use ham from a can. But these were tasty and unexpected…


…and as you might note, not exactly as pictured in the article (for the better) from which they came – written in the Men’s Health (?!) magazine, circa December 2002. Obviously, men will think anything they want to be healthy… is.

Who knew that Pete could improvise in the kitchen? Kudos! As stated in his text to me after I requested the recipe (which first came with the above attached article).

“This is the original … then improvised with seasonings/additions.”

The next text said this:

“(This time) mine had ham, cream cheese, shredded cheese, green onion, jalapeño, mustard, salt, pepper in crescent roll dough”.

I know, not very specific but the result was delicious.

What kind of shredded cheese and how much?

Jalepeño – seeds in or out? Chopped, diced or just the slice? After delving in, it appears to be seeds out (except 1 or 2 left in for good kick), plus some small chopped in along with the slice on top.

Dijon mustard or do you only have French’s Pete?

The point here though is this: Don’t sweat the small stuff. These would be pretty hard to mess up, make to taste.

So to all you men out there grab a can and make your plan!

On another note, my furry little man turned 14 today and as the clock struck midnight, he rang in the new year in his usual dapper dude style.

That man has no can, but always a plan for eating his next meal. Today, it will be roasted pork tenderloin with green beans and squash.

Did someone say ham?