Here's another one of those dishes that will impress guests and is easy to make. It's a perfect side dish to any brunch.
Makes 8 servings
12 oz pork sausage (1 package Jimmy Dean maple or sage flavored)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 oz cream cheese
1.5 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
1 egg, lightly beaten
In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Add cream cheese. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted; set aside.
On two separate greased baking sheets, unroll crescent dough and seal perforations. Roll into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle.
Spoon sausage mixture to within 3 in. of long sides and 1 in of ends. Top with mozzarella cheese. On each long side, cut 3/4-inch-wide strips 3 inched into center. Starting at one end, fold alternately strips at an angle, forming a braid.
Brush dough with egg. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: No rolling pin? Use a glass, pop can, or wine bottle. I've used all of those before and it works.