Penny in FL (Login Bugpugmom) The Frugalista Files
Never use crescent roll dough that isn't well chilled! After grocery shopping yesterday I came home and made some taco meat with corn in it, and used crescent roll dough to make little hot pockets. After being unrefrigerated for an hour, the dough was so sticky and stretchy, I could barely work with it! They looked all lumpy and terrible, and were not closed on the seams, but they sure did taste good. I had bought 2 rolls of the crescent dough, the first one was such a disaster I stuck it in the fridge and got out some biscuit dough I'd had for a few weeks. I used some of them in muffin tins and filled the hollow with the taco meat, others I stretched out flat and topped like a mini pizza. I liked the taste of the cresent dough but the mini pizzas made out of biscuits were the easiest.
I had also been given several baked potatoes, left over from the dinner at church. I turned them into baked potato soup. I expected my family to fill up on the taco puff thingies but they ate more of the soup. It was all eaten with such gusto, I wouldn't have been surprised if I found one of them licking the pot clean. But the taco things keep surprisingly well, and are good cold. They were probably eaten for lunch.
I saved half the ground beef that I cooked last night to make sloppy joes later. When I do that, I'll try the crescent roll pockets again, straight out of the fridge this time.