My guys went hunting this weekend, so I made a few meals on Friday that they could enjoy this weekend. I didn't know exactly what would taste good after sitting in a tree for eight hours (I suspect anything hot would do the trick) - so I made them chicken corn soup, stromboli, a beef roast , sweet potatoes and veggies. A little side note: all the veggies, including the chicken corn soup - made their way home. I guess vegetables don't sound appealing after braving 40 degree weather. ***(see author's note at bottom)***
We had leftover beef that I thought of simply tossing, but I like the challenge of creating from leftovers. I also had a red pepper that was close to shriveling, one lonely portabello mushroom and a nice large sweet onion.
So, before leaving for the longest and coldest soccer game [in which we lost miserably] - I made pizza dough.
|shredded beef mixed with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and pepper|
|sliced swiss and shredded Seriously Sharp Cabot|
|right before assembly|
|simply make dough double the size and fold over the filling - aren't they cute?|
|prick holes and crimp the edges|
Our condiment of choice? Ketchup, of course! This was the most perfect variation of a Philly cheeseteak I've ever had! Calzones are extremely versatile, apparently the more traditional versions include ricotta cheese. Because the pizza dough is homemade, it is a little more tender than commercial varieties - leftovers leave a little to be desired. Thankfully, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law stopped by and we had extras. I'll definitely be making calzones again, probably filling them again with leftovers and languishing veggies!
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