Crescent Dogs and Patriotic Tables

Memorial Day weekend is here, a great time for some finger food to watch the auto races on Sunday, or to take to the park for a picnic, or pack in a warmer to go hiking. Even if you are staying home, the weather looks nice here for a meal on the veranda. This tablescape was from a lunch a while ago, and I might just do the same this weekend. The plastic star plates are set on paper patriotic napkins for color, and the white straw placemats.

Patriotic Ladies Luncheon on From My Carolina Home

Patriotic napkins are wrapped around plastic forks and tied with ribbon.  Placecards add a personal touch.

Patriotic Ladies Luncheon on From My Carolina Home

My Patriotic Table Runner is a tutorial that you can make in a day.   This tablescape was from last year when it looked like rain on the holiday.  More casual, this one didn’t have chargers, just white dinner plates and red salad plates on white placemats, and red napkins held with wood napkin rings.

Patriotic Tablescape 7

I have used this runner several times a year since I made it, as it goes for all the Patriotic holidays over the summer.  This one used my depression glass candlesticks with red candles and the little starburst weighted sprays I got at the dollar store.  Red chargers and napkins held with strawberry napkin rings sit atop white lace placemats.

July 4th Cookout at From My Carolina Home

So, food!   Let’s make some Crescent Dogs for munching.  This is a great make ahead recipe for taking along to a picnic, potluck, or even hiking.  Start with separating the crescent dough into four sections, ignoring the diagonal perforations.  Press those perforations so the dough holds together.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Boil your hot dogs for a few minutes to be sure they are cooked through and hot.  The crescent rolls will get brown before the dogs are done, so precooking is essential.  Yes, you could grill the dogs for even more flavor.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Spread mustard on the crescent rolls.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Now place the cooked hot dogs on the rolls.  Using two dogs per section, cut the dough in half.  Add cheese if you like.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Wrap the dough around the hot dogs and place on a baking sheet.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Bake as directed on the crescent roll dough tin until golden brown. I have to admit that I cannot remember and didn’t write it down when I did these.  I think it is about 11-13 minutes at 425 degrees, but use the directions on the tin.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

Yum, nicely browned, and ready to eat.  Makes 8, two per person would feed four for lunch.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

If you are taking them to a party, just cut into bite size pieces.  You can get four nice bite size pieces from each one, for 32 appetizers.

Crescent Dogs at From My Carolina Home

While you are munching on Crescent Dogs, read about my Patriotic Star Mini Quilt, full tutorial with two quilting runs in different colors.

Patriotic Star Mini Quilt ~ From My Carolina Home

Back to the table, I’ll be using my neat large plastic tray I got in a silent auction some time ago.  I think Crescent Dogs will go nicely on this for passing around the party.

Patriotic Tablescape 2016 ~ From My Carolina Home

Or make my Perfect Deviled Eggs using the last recipe you’ll ever need, and serve with Ham Rollups.

July 4th Cookout at From My Carolina Home

These bowls were in the same silent auction win, and I haven’t had a chance to use them yet. Maybe this year.

Patriotic Tablescape 2016 ~ From My Carolina Home

Celebrate our Freedom this weekend, and remember those who paid for our freedom with the ultimate sacrifice on Monday.   This mural is a recent addition to our local art, finished in time for the Memorial Day weekend.  It is located on the side of an historic building on 4th street, and the mural faces King.

Garden Jubilee ~ From My Carolina Home

Have a great holiday weekend!  What are your plans?

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21 thoughts on “Crescent Dogs and Patriotic Tables

  1. We make those hot dogs in a mini size for the holidays and they are a favorite here. We wrap a mini hot dog with a slice of dill pickle inside a single mustard spread crescent roll. Your table looks so festive and pretty.

  2. Another gorgeous tablescape! Those hot dogs look good enough to eat! I’ve bought the mini Nathan’s brand but have never tried making them. We love our hotdogs grilled so I think I’ll try that. My favorite part of this tablescape is your adorable little sawtooth star quilt. So cute. I agree with you 100% that we need to be grateful for the freedoms we have here and for those who have ensured those freedoms stay in place over the years. My father was a Korean War veteran. He and mom are both gone now but I will visit their graves tomorrow to honor them and show my love for them as parents and patriots. Thank you, Carole, for sharing your talents. Some days your posts are just the inspiration, humor and thoughtfulness I need.

  3. Carol

    GREAT IDEAS and looks like fun at your house. We had 13 for a picnic after the Brevard parade. It’s also White Squirrel Festival this weekend, so lots of white squirrel memtos appeared in my tablescapes.
    Yes, we remembered the fallen…. my Dad was born in 1889!!!!!!, and served in WWI. Every generation has served since, some family members giving their lives so we can enjoy freedom.

  4. Rosemaryflower

    The last photo is superlative! An absolutely stunning mural.
    I enjoyed reading about this table setting, cute dishes.
    I would love to make this table runner.
    Today I will go and visit daddy, as I do every day. Maybe we will go to The Melt in Leesburg and meet the kids there.
    We do not have any big plans.

  5. yum! I had not used the crescent rolls but flatten out the biscuits in a can of the large biscuits – the crescents are shaped right so would cover more – must remember

  6. Carol

    Yummy! Celebrating the holidays at the Lake & those hotdogs look so good I think I will be trying them this weekend!
    Enjoy you Holiday!

  7. Jennifer Rauch

    Hi! Inspired by your usual tablescapes, I bought a yard & a half of black & white checked fabric for a tablecloth – we do live in Indiana, after all! Gradeschool friends are coming for lunch today, so I put red/white/blue paper plates on that cloth, & bought a red child’s bucket for the silverware. Used red/white/blue bandanas for napkins, wrapped that silverware in them, tied with red yarn. All on our enclosed back porch with a woodland view & overhead fan keeping us cool. Hope you received my note – if not, it will be there soon!

  8. You have to be one of the most festive people I have run into in Blogland! Your photos of your table-scapes are magnificent! So much fun! My mother is known for her deviled eggs so I am going to research your recipe and see if they are similar. Regrettably, I have to work this weekend.

  9. I enjoyed looking at all your lovely tablescapes. We’re having a neighborhood cookout at our house tomorrow. It’s very informal, and we’re not sure exactly how many are coming. All I know is we’ll have some good food and lots of good conversation. i’m going to ask if anyone knows a fallen hero. No one in either of our families died defending our country, and none of our classmates died in Vietnam.

  10. You have created two very nice but definitely casual tablescapes. I was looking at some really beach plastic table ware at the grocery store yesterday. I may have to go back and pick up some pieces…you are inspiring me. (On the other hand, we are really trying to control how much stuff we bring into the house… so maybe I’ll dream about it but not purchase!)

  11. Petite Haus

    Your tablescape is so fun and festive for the season! Thank you for linking up with It’s a Spring Tea Link Party – we are so happy you joined us! Angelina @ Petite Haus

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