Monday, January 26, 2015

Easy-peasy Calzone Recipe and Meal Plan

The chaos my my Mardi Gras ball has died down for yet another year as we partied hard over the weekend. Somehow in all the fun, I didn't get a single picture. . .I have no idea how that happened except that there were no pockets in my costume to carry my phone. Now it's time to come down from that high and return to the routine.

In all the prep and excitement, I spent the last few weeks trying to use up some of what we had on hand for meals as well as making some easy dishes. I even came up with an easy dish of my own, that was a hit with the hubby.


It really was easy with just a few ingredients and little prep time.

Easy-peasy Calzones

Ingredients:
Canned pizza dough
Marinara sauce
Cheese
Your favorite calzone stuffings (I just used pepperoni)

Directions:
~Heat oven to temp. recommended on dough
~Roll out dough onto baking stone or sheet, then cut it in half

~Pre-bake dough as instructed on packaging (if no instructions to pre-bake, then skip this step)
~Spread your sauce in the middle of your dough pieces, careful to avoid the edges if possible.
~Top the sauce with your favorite toppings and cheese

~Fold the dough over (in half), re-position them on your sheet, and press the edges closed with a fork.

~Bake as directed on packaging until edges crisp and top golden brown (mine required a little more baking time, but my oven undercooks everything.)

~Enjoy!

See. . .so easy!!

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Now that I've used up most of the staples and freezer items, it's back to thinking a little more about my menu. Fortunately, I recently pinned a bunch of yummy-looking vegetarian recipes and that made it all the easier to get the menu made. Here's what I expect we'll be eating this week.


Breakfasts: Cereal, Smoothies, Grits/oatmeal, Yogurt w/granola, Omelets, Blueberry waffles

Lunches: Soup w/grilled cheese, Tuna noodles, PB&J, Ham and cheese panini, Cheese quesidilla, Turkey sandwiches, Bean burritos

Dinners:
Spicy Peanut Butter Tofu w/green beans & yellow rice
Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks w/sweet potato fries
Chicken cutlets w/mashed red potatoes and peas

So what's on your menu this week?

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3 comments:

  1. Whoo these look tasty, not tried these before :) sounds like a great meal plan...

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, featuring your post later at the blog hop..

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    1. ClaireJustine, They were really yummy. The hubs loved them. Thanks so much for the feature and for popping by! :)

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  2. I've been looking for an easy calzone recipe. Will definitely try this. Hopping over from Creative Mondays. ~Cynthia | www.myrosecoloredshades.com

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