Souped-Up Pigs in a Blanket.

People, people everywhere! I gather you all here to tell you a love story for this Fun Foodie Friday. It is a love story that started with my boys complaining about the last bit of “the good cereal”, you know the kind, the one with the little marshmallows, and ended with what became true love. You see, this story is not like most, it is a sweet and salty story, kind of like my grandma that’s been married seven times. But THAT’S another story.5

Anyway, the battle of the cereal was happening and I was on the forefront of the war. I couldn’t win and I knew I wasn’t going to. I stopped both of them and just told them if they could put down their swords for about 20 minutes or so and stop fighting for the last bit of “the good cereal” and just share it as a morning snack, that I would make them the best breakfast they had ever had! I would dazzle and delight them with a breakfast fit for royalty.

Boy did this get them hyped! They were officially intrigued.

I don’t know how I came up with this, however, I seriously couldn’t handle Luke and Carter going at it anymore. So I happened to remember that I had Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls and some sausage links in the fridge. Sounds like a normal breakfast, there was no way my boys would be satisfied with just that after the speech I gave about being the breakfast queen. I stood in the kitchen for a minute and thought that maybe I had lost my mojo. Maybe I was just a cookie cutter mom. Oh my goodness, was I boring?!  Maybe I just had no fight left in me. And with all boys in the house…you NEED fight! I refused to accept defeat! So I thought for one more minute before I had the idea that led to this beautiful love story!


Pigs in a blanket, SOUPED-UP.

  • 1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Your favorite sausage links
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a baking pan with aluminum foil and non-stick spray.
  3. Cook your sausage until browned and evenly cooked on the outside.
  4. Unroll each cinnamon roll, spreading and smushing the dough.
  5. Lay one sausage link at one end and wrap. Pinch the ends to seal.
  6. Bake for 8-12 mins, depending on your oven. Just watch them. DON’T let them get too browned.
  7. When done, let cool one minute while you open the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls.
  8. Glaze each one…then prepare for utter and instant LOVE!


This cinnamon, savory goodness was LEGIT. I would be surprised if anyone didn’t like this. The sweet and salty goodness won this war and turned it into a beautiful love story. The boys were not only happy, but I was as well. It was how I was able to put up my flag on my kid’s territory and forever be the Queen of Breakfast. And thankfully I can now officially say….I am not a boring mom.