We’ve made it to Thursday! One more day in the work week, then it’s time to enjoy the weekend! It looks like it’s going to be especially nice around here weather-wise, so I’m looking forward to enjoying my two days off of work!
The other evening, I tried a new-to-me recipe that was e-mailed to me via Kraft foods — Ham ‘n Cheese Calzones.
I followed the recipe exactly, using Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust.
Everything came together quickly. I simply rolled out the dough, cut it into 5 long pieces, added 2-3 slices of deli ham & a spoonful of the cheese/Ranch dressing combo the recipe called for. Next, I folded over the dough to create the “calzone,” & pinched the edges of the dough with a fork. In no more than 10 minutes, they were ready for baking.
I was truly impressed with the result! I wasn’t expecting much – the ingredients weren’t anything that special, after all. However, these calzones reminded me so much of Hot Pockets – an item I used to love & always have on hand.
My mind is already spinning with other ingredients to bake in this pizza dough. I’m planning on trying turkey & cheese, broccoli & cheese, & maybe something with turkey pepperoni!
I also think this dough would work great in a dessert… perhaps mini apple pies will be on my to-do list in the coming weeks!
While I can appreciate homemade pizza dough, using this “shortcut” proved to be both time-saving & delicious!
Were you ever a fan of Hot Pockets? What are some flavor combinations you’d like to try with this dough? I just remembered those breakfast Hot Pockets! Another great idea!