Thursday, March 31, 2011

A day late and a dollar short

I have been in crunch mode trying to study and learn a semester (or two) of Algebra in a week, before my Accuplacer Tests I am taking on Monday. But, i am still cooking for the family.

Two nights ago (yea, slackin on the writin biz too because of the ol nose to book) I decided i was going to make Pizza rolls with some fresh dough, Pepperoni, Mozzarella cheese, Ricotta cheese, and some sauce.

Yet another inspired Italian type recipe. Again from the appetizer menu at Old Chicago.

The recipe
-1lb or a 12in pan equivalent home made pizza dough.( I used a recipe off of the back of the "Pizza Yeast" packet from the baking Aisle. Now that i have made it a couple times, i may try to make some dough from complete scratch-not with quick yeast.)

-a hand full of your favorite pizza toppings, but not too many as these get a little tricky

-1/4 c red pizza Sauce

-Ricotta cheese

Make the pizza dough, and let it rest for a few mins under a cloth
Roll it out till its 1/8in thick

cut the dough into triangles with the base about 2-2.5in wide and about 5 in length (about the size of your hand)

at the big end of the triangle put some sauce and a few of your fave toppings on the dough, and make sure to add your mozzarella! roll the dough up fairly tight and stand it up right on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat this step for all of the bites.

bake for about 15 mins or until the crust is at a nice golden brown

My ultimate goal is to add more nutritional value to my cooking, but i am taking it one step at a time to get my creative juices going. Not to mention some days... i just don't want to cook.

Wednesday and Thursday were cop out meal days. Wednesday was Pork Steaks with Stuffing, rice, and green beans. (fresh grilled pork steaks, but everything else was from a box or can... so nothing too awesome) and Thursday was chicken sandwiches and fries.

I may not have many too exciting meals this week, but i will still try to be creative in serving my family yummy food.

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