Thursday, September 1, 2011

This Is Calzone Territory

So… What do you do when you want to impress a boy? You make him food. Tasty foods- foods that will make him associate you with pleasure and satiation.

I think this is especially effective when he eats tasty food of yours while you two are not together. Like making lunch for him to take to work.

Am I right?

Hot pocket of love right there
This works very well in our favor. Not only does he think about you and appreciates your lunches, but while he’s at work he can’t watch you stuffing your own face, getting crumbs in your hair and sauce down your shirt (let’s get real here).

…Doubly so when you can freeze it and then throw it in the oven, while you brush your teeth and beautify in the A.M.

(Assuming you and he wake up in the same household. Boys should not operate stoves or ovens too early in the morning. Let’s face it.)

Or maybe you planned a picnic lunch and are having a difficult time finding portable food that is mess free and delicious enough so that you two can focus on each other instead of the sandwich filling that just fell onto your lap.

This recipe is time consuming but easy, and worth it if you can make enough to freeze. And if you don't make your own dough, it's not even time consuming. Just easy. And that boy will fall hard. For you. Promise. It’s a done deal.

Oh, and please don’t mind the ugly plates. I swear to you that they are not mine.

Calzones (makes 4)


¾ cup ricotta cheese
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, cubed
1 large bunch spinach (fresh)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, white/yellow, minced
½ tsp chili flakes
1 ½ cups button mushrooms, sliced
olive oil, for sautéing & baking
2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
Pepperoni, to taste

Pizza crust (Adapted from the Foodie Bride) (or your own pizza dough, cooking time will depend on the dough)

After the dough is ready to be rolled out, sauté all except the cheese. Then mix it all in with the cheeses and spread onto circles of dough, then fold over and pinch the sides shut.

Poke holes in the pocket to let steam escape. Rub pocket generously with olive oil and bake on tinfoil for 20 minutes at 425 degrees, or until golden brown. Flip pocket over and bake for another 10 minutes.

My love... it asploded


  1. This looks lovely!! My friends and I do calzone parties every once in awhile. Maybe I will post our calzone recipe sometime. We could have a calzone-off. seriously, looks delicious.

  2. Yumm. I will have to give that one a try.

  3. To my awesome cousin, The Calzones were excellent! Even without the pepperoni for a vegetarian style calzone (although, if you are not vegetarian, meat is quite delicious... especially if you are cooking for a non-vegetarian man ;) )

    Oh, and don't forget to put oil between the calzone and the tin foil while you bake!


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