Wiener Wednesday: Weenie Wreath

On Sunday I visited my friends Iris and Matt for the Steelers/Ravens game. The Steelers, in the face of adversity, and in spite of Charlie Batch’s old, achy joints, emerged victorious. Yay. But the real highlight of my Sunday was this hot dog holiday wreath, which was suggested by my friend (and Franco Dok Harris mayoral campaign veteran) Jen.

This is the photo that has been circulating Pinterest lately.

Red pepper bow!

Weenie Wreath.  Pretty self-explanatory.

  1. Wrap cocktail wieners in crescent roll dough.
  2. Arrange wrapped wieners in a circle.
  3. Bake until golden brown.
  4. Serve.
cocktail weenies

I got the absolute last package of Lil Smokies at the Safeway. It was mega-sized. I have so many little wieners in my fridge. The possibilities are endless.

crescent dough

Sonofabitch. Every. Single. Time!

crescent dough

Refrigerated crescent roll dough really confounds me

pre-oven weenie wreath

I sprinkled dried rosemary and marjoram on the wreath before it went into the oven.

I have no idea at what temperature the oven was set. And I don’t know how long it was precisely in the oven since my kitchen timer broke. But this was the finished product:

Weenie Wreath!


wiener wreath

I can’t take credit for the red pepper and basil bow–that was Iris.
But I brought my own star anise!

For my dipping sauce I combined some Hunt’s Original BBQ sauce (from my McRIB) and some spicy cranberry relish that my friend Wendi made during one of her canning binges.

This was good, people! I mean, you can’t really fuck up a pig in a blanket, but still. With the sauce and the garnish–this is so holly jolly I just can’t stand it.

If you want to check out 2013’s version (along with some delicious egg nog, click on THIS.)

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0 Responses to Wiener Wednesday: Weenie Wreath

  1. you had me at “weenie wreath”

  2. Oh my good gawd. This is my FAVOURITE since the weiner inside a potato.

  3. You see how English I am? I don’t even know how to spell wiener…

  4. Mom says:

    If it wasn’t wienies, it could be considered a martha stewart-style holiday treat! it looks beautiful, actually. i think charlie batch would approve.

  5. iamsurly says:

    You win this round.

  6. Erica says:

    That’s downright adorable. Look at the widdle wieners! 😀

  7. You aren’t alone …. Every. Single. Time! it happens to me too 🙂
    This looks even better than the original. I LURVE the bow!

  8. Best wiener Wednesday ever!

  9. oooh, totally adding this to the snappy apps for next year’s shindig! Pinterest here we come 🙂

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