11.17.2009

Dirty Diapers


1 lb ground sausage
8 oz cream cheese, cut up into small pieces
2 cans crescent rolls

Brown sausage and drain WELL. I usually press mine between several paper towels to get out as much grease as possible.  Wipe excess grease out of skillet and put sausage back in it.  Add cream cheese and turn skillet on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until cream cheese melts into sausage. The cream cheese is cup up in pieces just because it melts faster.

Put a heaping tablespoon of sausage/cream cheese mixture into each crescent roll.  Roll up.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

My notes:
Let's start with the obvious...the name.  My mother ran across this recipe sometime while I was in college.  She didn't have a name for these little boogers and I decided to name them according to their looks.  Thus...DIRTY DIAPERS.  I know it's pretty gross, but remember I was probably only 19 when I came up with this.  So, I'll plead stupidity of my youth.  BUT, if you can get past the name, please give these a try.  I promise you won't be disappointed.  We eat these with cheese dip and chips and call it a meal.  My husband actually dips his in the cheese dip.  I have also eaten them dipped in salsa.  YUM!  Or, I have made them plenty of times as appetizers - just split the crescents and make them 1/2 size.  Another note:  There are 8 crescent rolls per can.  This will give you 16 "diapers."  However, my mother manages to stretch the filling and use 3 cans of rolls.  We, on the other hand, like ours more meaty!

These do not reheat wonderfully.  However, if you just want to fix one can (8 rolls), the filling will keep up to a week in the fridge.  You can pop it out and fill up the crescents and have round 2.  These would also make great after school snacks.  Oh, and the other day when I made these, I made the filling around 2:00 and didn't fill the rolls to bake them until after 5:00.  Don't you just love make-ahead stuff!

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