Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Family Calzones

My mom and the kids had perused the blog and found a few recipes they were excited to try. The first was calzones.


First, I had to roll out the dough. I used the big ass rolling pin, not to be confused with the measly rolling pin!

For the filling we had home-made Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic, and peppers with mozzarella and ricotta cheese.

Everybody got to pick their own stuffings and I used a fork to press their first initial onto the top of the calzone before they went into the oven to bake.

While they baked I modeled my new (vintage, hand-sewn) apron and enjoyed a chilled glass of Prosecco.

There was minor exploding, but again they came out doughy and warm with a hard, not soggy, bottom!


Emma, Jordan, and Taylor receiving their respective calzones:













5 comments:

Nowheymama said...

Beautiful calzones and beautiful children!

Laura said...

oh I can't wait for winter when life is calm and I actually cook! They look awesome!!

Amy@ What Do I Eat Now? said...

SO FUN! love the calzones.. they look yummy

thanks for your comment on my post from the other day - hopefully i will able to loosen up even more! now that im not terrified of giving away any info. lol ; )

burpandslurp said...

lol! Christina! You are just too cute with your poses! That was a scary pic with the big-ass rolling pin, though. No one will mess with you when you've got that in hand! xp

Calzones look great! I love the combination in there with the sausages and ricotta cheese!

biz319 said...

Those turned out so good - I have never used ricotta in my calzones before - now I want one! :D