1) Leave the crescent tube in the fridge until you are ready to fill.
2) Cool the filling completely before spreading on the COLD dough.
Okay, so you will need:
One tube of crescents
1/2 cup spinach (frozen, defrosted and drained, squeeze out excess moisture)
1/2 med. onion chopped finely
1/2 cup artichoke hearts cooked and chopped (canned works fine)
salt & pepper
1 cup of shredded sharp cheese (separate into 3/4 cup for filling and 1/4 cup for tops)
Brown the sausage with onion. Season with liberal garlic powder and salt & pepper to taste.
Add the spinach and artichoke hearts and combine thoroughly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
You can even do this part in advance and just chill until ready to assemble and bake.
Preheat oven to 375*
Unroll the crescents into a rectangle...pressing the perforations together to make it solid. Cover with the cold filling going close to the edges.
Roll from the narrow ends for 6 large rolls or from the wide end for 10 smaller rolls.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes watching the edges of your crescents for proper browning.
The sausage gravy topping I use is the basic southern sausage gravy.
1/2# sausage browned with a small amount of onion and salt and pepper. When the sausage is totally browned sprinkle with 3 tbsp of flour and stir until the flour is making the sausage drippings thicken. (If your sausage wasn't leaving drippings in your pan, use 3 tbsp of butter before the flour.) Slowly add milk to your mixture stirring constantly. Bring to a full boil and continue to cook for a few minutes. It will thicken and the sausage flavor will completely take over the gravy. Taste it. Make sure it has enough salt and pepper and that you don't taste flour. If you do, cook longer.
And here's what was for dinner last night!
For future reference....you can stuff these with anything you can imagine! I have done scrambled eggs with cheese, hamburg with potatoes, onions and cheese, spinach and cheese and once I did bacon and tomatoes.
Your imagination is your only limit with this simple and really filling meal.