National Pigs In A Blanket Day

National Pigs In A Blanket Day Doodlewash and watercolor of a pigs in a blanket and a pink pig sleeping under a blanket

With very few options of things being celebrated today, I’ve decided to go with National Pigs In A Blanket Day. This made me think of an actual pig in a blanket, but since the day is about the food, I just made a ludicrous doodlewash pairing them both. Not sure what the message is here and any canabilistic overtones are purely unintentional. I simply wanted to draw a sleeping pig. As for the food, pigs in a blanket are a food that consists of wrapping a sausage in a pastry. In the UK, this often refers to a sausage wrapped in bacon, because what goes better with pig parts, than more pig parts. Personally, I prefer the pastry kind, but haven’t had them in years.

In the United States, as with most food, these have been changed from being sausage wrapped pastry and have simply become hot dogs in croissant rolls, usually out of a tube. Hot dogs are the meat producers way of recycling leftovers and consist of the dregs of pork, beef and chicken all ground together until they are reduced into a pulp and then formed into the shape of a real sausage. As a kid, of course, I loved them, but upon learning more about them as an adult, I can’t bring myself to eat one anymore. If you’ve never seen how they’re made, there are many videos just a google away and they will absolutely terrify you.

The first written record of pigs in a blanket can be found in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957. Though this is the name that became the most popular there are other nicknames for this kooky little treat. You can also refer to them as devils on horseback, kilted sausages, and last, but not least… wiener winks. All proof that this little culinary mashup has no problem being ridiculous and that’s probably why it’s so often served at parties. If you love these little things, then this is your day! And now, looking at this ridiculous doodlewash, it would probably be super cool if you could eat them before the pig wakes up.

Join me any and all days you like during April by celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash! Tag your image #doodlewashaday and I’ll feature everyone who played along on doodlewash.com at the end of the month! 


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M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Blue, and Neutral Tint. Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Opera Rose. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

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40 Comments
  1. Richard Eric Disney 1 year ago

    Oh. Yeah. LOL

  2. Susan Feniak 1 year ago

    A wink and a nod!! LOL Or is that wiener wink and a nod off? 🙂 Whatever, I do think your sleeping pig under his blanket is adorable. As for wiener winks (haha) No thanks but all the same an excellent rendition Charlie.

    • Author

      Haha…isn’t that the weirdest name?! I’d never heard of that one, but that’s all I’ll be calling them from now on! Lol Thanks Susan!! 💕😃

  3. Jodi 1 year ago

    Sweetest pig in a blanket ever! Weiner winks to you for rockin’ the day! 🙂

    • Author

      Haha!! Thanks! 💕😃Wiener winks back at ya, Jodi! Yeah…that just sounds super dirty! Lol 😊

      • Jodi 1 year ago

        I know – lol! And creepy! haha!

  4. Teri C 1 year ago

    Omg, too funny! You never disappoint!

  5. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    Ohhh Charlie well done! I am working on mine he will be posted later on today! I think we all choose to save the little sweet pig! I was debating this morning I didn’t feel to draw a pig in a plate! Until I got inspired and decided to make mine! Your is very sweet and cute sleeping under the blanket! 😉

    • Author

      Thanks Carolina!! 😃💕 Yours is awesome!! I definitely prefer an actual piggy in a blanket over the food! Hehe

      • YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

        Thank you! And yes I am totally agree with you! 🙂

  6. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    I knew you’d go with this national day Charlie, By the way I still have that Betty Crocker cookbook, I need to look for it and see the pigs in s blanket recipe has to say. Fantastic doodlewash!

    • Author

      Thanks Sharon!! 💕😃Hehe…wasn’t much to choose today. And cool on the cookbook!! Definitely need to check it out and see if it’s in there!!

  7. How could anyone not love this sweet cute pig!

  8. memadtwo 1 year ago

    Haven’t had one in years either but now I’m craving them. N.

  9. memadtwo 1 year ago

    My mother used to make them with biscuit mix. I loved them as a child, but haven’t had them since! I’m kind of partial to that sweet sleeping pig…(K)

    • Author

      Thanks Kerfe!! 💕😃 Yeah…they are definitely a kids a treat I think. I’ll take a sleeping pig any day as an adult! Hehe

  10. Jacob 1 year ago

    Well that’s the best pig in blanket I’ve ever seen – definitely talking about the actual pig. So cute! Let’s just hope the sausages are gone before he awakes and is traumatised. 😉 I did chuckle at noticing this celebration on the calendar; the only time I really have these – the bacon kind – is as part of a Christmas dinner, so I’ll probably wait ’til then… not long now! 😉

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob! 💕😃 Glad ya liked my little pig. Hehe…I was wondering if you’d had the bacon kind. I’ve never tried it. 😊 Think it would be a bit too much for me. Lol

  11. Carmel Campbell 1 year ago

    I have never had a pig in the blanket. I loved sausage rolls as a kid! Fun sketch!

  12. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    Your pig is a squeal, Charlie! The one under the blanket that is! Thanks for the chuckle… 😜🎨💕🐷

    • Author

      Lol…love that! Thanks Jill! 💕😃 I just sort of sketched it and looked at it thinking…man this is bizarre. Fun! Hehe

      • Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

        Yes! That is probably why I like it so much! 😜 It looks like something out of a children’s book! YAY! 💕🎨

      • Author

        Awww cool! Thanks for that! hehe

  13. Kari 1 year ago

    I don’t know if I ever will be able to eat another pig in a blanket after seeing this cutie.. Lol. 😜

    • Author

      Hehe… thanks Kari! 💕😃And sorry about that… just couldn’t decide which way to go with this one so I combined them! super weird!😊 Lol

  14. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    A little pink porker with his tongue hanging out, snoozing next to a plate of pigs in a blanket – couldn’t be more hilarious if you tried.

  15. Oh just too cute to eat, he is adorable, I do wonder what he could be dreaming about? Pigs in blankets remind me of Christmas dinner, I will now think of your doodlewash every Christmas, this is an oinktastic doodlewash, Charlie.

  16. Phil Cooper 1 year ago

    That little pig is so cute I’m feeling guilty about likeing sausage and bacon so much, I don’t want to eat the poor guy…but I love bacon, hmm, a dilemma 😉

    • Author

      Thanks, Phil! 😃Haha… yeah… it’s a bit of a dilemma I’ve created here. Not to mention my weirdest and slightly unsettling pairing to date! Lol

  17. Teresa Robeson 1 year ago

    I do believe that is Wilbur lying there thinking how great it is that Charlotte saved him from being a party food! 😆 I totally ❤️ the little oinker you doodlewashed and your write-up about this bizarre treat!

  18. Curious to the Max 1 year ago

    Oh my goodness this IS classic! Love the piggies in the blankets – all three of them.

    this little piggie went to market
    this little piggie stayed home
    this little piggie ate pigs in a blanket
    a cannibal syndrome

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