Dinnertime used to be when families would gather around the table and discuss what was going on in their lives. Yes, there was always food, but it was also very much a social gathering for the household. The table would be set and food was served, but conversation was very much part of the experience.
Things have changed a lot over the past few decades. What was once a daily social event has somehow devolved into people sitting in silence while staring at their phones. So, why not encourage discussion by doing something a bit out of the ordinary?
Crescent rolls are a universal favorite among many, and creatively using them in dishes might just surprise your family, friends and loved ones enough to make them engage each other around the table. Just look at the creations that are possible:
1. Fresh Apple Dumplings
Hope you saved room for dessert. Bite-sized apple dumplings are a great complement to any meal, and are very easy to make. If you or someone in your household has a sweet tooth, be sure to give these a try. You can learn how to make them by following this link.
2. Garlic Croissants Stuffed With Mozzarella
If you're the kind of person that loves their pastries extra savory, look no further than these mozzarella-stuffed garlic crescents. Simply wrap a small stick of cheese with a crescent roll, season with garlic powder and salt, then bake 'til they're ready. You can even brush them with a combination of butter and Italian seasoning.
3. Bacon And Cheddar Pinwheels
Mix bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese and scallions into a bowl. Spread the mixture on your crescent rolls and roll them into pinwheels. Bake until they are ready.
4. Personal Pepperoni Pizzas
Take your favorite pizza ingredients and stuff them into a pocket made of crescent-roll dough. Bake until it is golden on the outside, and you’ll have a personal-pizza treat.
5. Grilled Cheese Bites
If you happen to have bits of leftover cheese from other recipes, why not try making these delicious grilled cheese bites? All you have to do is stuff the cheese into mini crescent rolls and bake them like you normally do.
6. Cheeseburger Cups
Tired of having the same thing every night? These cheeseburger cups are a great way to make dinner fun again. Simply follow the directions in this video, but substitute the biscuit dough with crescent rolls.
7. Bacon And Maple Butter Bars
These delicious butter bars are just like a more savory version of peanut brittle. It may sound a bit strange, but trust us on this one. Simply follow the recipe found here.
8. Chocolate Caramel Croissants
These may sound elaborate, but they are a lot easier to make than you may think. All you have to do is wrap a Cadbury Caramel Egg in a croissant, then bake as usual. Voila!
9. A Giant Croissant Pretzel
This strange-looking pretzel is trying to be the hit of your next party. It seems really odd, but a giant pretzel made of crescent rolls is perfect for guests to break off a piece of and enjoy with dip. If nothing else, this dish makes for a great conversation starter.
10. Blue Cheese And Sausage Cups
If you are in the mood for something a bit more decadent, these blue cheese and sausage cups are just what the doctor ordered. You can find the recipe for them here.
11. Monkey Bread
If you've never tried monkey bread before, you are definitely in for a treat. Follow the directions here to learn how to make this warm, gooey treat.
12. Personal Calzones
Similar to how we made personal pizzas, you can make your own calzones. Simply follow the recipe found here to get started.
13. Mini Chili Bowls
Chili is one of the heartiest meals you can eat. It also tastes delicious when accompanied with bread. This clever dish combines the two in a way that your whole family will love.
Turnovers can taste even more delicious when you substitute the pastry with crescent rolls. Just add your favorite filling, then bake away.
15. Mini Pot Pies
Pot pies are incredibly delicious, but they can also be difficult to make. Crescent rolls to the rescue! Just follow the simple steps found here and before you know it, you'll be enjoying your own.
16. Crescent Roll Doughnuts
Nothing goes with coffee quite like a doughnut. Don't settle for cold, stale ones from a shop – enjoy fresh ones by following the easy steps found here.
17. Taco Pops
Imagine the look on your child's face when you hand them one of these mouth-watering treats. Serve them with hot sauce or sour cream for a bit of extra flavor.
18. Pecan Bars
When regular crust just won't cut it for your pecan bars, try using crescent-roll dough instead. Learn how to make the best batch ever through the recipe found here.
19. Broccoli Chicken Ring
This interesting take on dinner is sure to turn some heads. Learn how to make it by following the directions here.
20. Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Looking for something sweet that's a bit out of the ordinary? Sopapilla pumpkin cheesecake bars are a delicious change from the usual. They take a bit longer to make, but the results are well worth it. Check out the recipe here.
Via: Tip Hero