Thursday, September 10, 2009

Super Easy "Friday night dinner"

I think there's almost nothing better than going out for stromboli and fries on a Friday night....the only thing that might be better would be eating said stromboli and french fries [for way less money] and in your pj's while watching a movie or playing a game with your family. I have included two of my favorite variations on stromboli and also a "healthier" version of french fries.

Stromboli Version #1 (aka the "boy" version)

pizza dough, thawed
italian herbs, dried
garlic powder
marinara sauce

1. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone or cookie sheet. Roll out pizza dough to large rectangle.
2. Layer all ingredients, any way you like
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until browned on top and cooked the whole way through (gummy dough is really gross).
4. Let rest (so all the cheese doesn't slide out) about 5-10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Stromboli Version #2 (aka the "girl" version)

pizza dough, thawed
jar of artichokes (marinated or not...) chopped
jar of roasted red peppers
1 large onion, sliced thickly and sauteed briefly
garlic powder
dried italian seasoning

Assemble and bake the stromboli as described above.

Oven fries

red or russet potatoes (I prepare one for each person)
olive oil
season-all salt
old bay
dried italian seasoning
ground black pepper

1. Cut potatoes into large "french fry shape".
2. Toss with 4T olive oil and spices, as many as desired.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. I like mine rather brown, and sometimes I add parmesan during the last five minutes for a little extra crunch and flavor.

1 comment:

  1. i too love homemade stromboli =) hmmm...i might just defrost some bread dough this weekend...