Saturday, March 17, 2012

What's For Dinner?

I just made these delicious Mini Pepperoni Calzones last night! They are from Sandra Lee, but I can't find a picture or link anywhere online. So here ya go, old fashioned style:

My notes in italics

1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/3 c. diced onion or onion some flakes
8 oz. pepperoni/ham/sausage (each or combination) I use pepperoni and cooked ham
2 t. bottled garlic blend (Gourmet Garden Brand) I used some garlic powder
1 c. shredded 5 cheese Italian cheese blend - I used mozzerella and more of it
1/2 c. pizza sauce - I used my own that I canned last summer :)
1/2 t. italian seasoning
salt and pepper
1 - 16.3 oz. can of refrigerated biscuit dough - Pillsbury all the way
1 egg
1 t. water

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish with cooking spray
  • For filling, in medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 3 minutes. Add pepperoni (i quarter them) and garlic (and other meat here too); cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of cheese, pizza sauce and italian seasoning. Add S&P. Set aside.
  • Separate biscuits and roll into a 6" circles. Divide filling among circles. Combine egg and water and brush edges of dough. Fold in half and crimp edges with fork. Pierce top of calzone with fork and brush with egg mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
Here's what else were eating lately:

Pork Loin
Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese
Photo from Annie-Eats

Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice

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Photo from The Pioneer Woman

French Onion Soup with Autumn Chopped Salad (this salad outside my comfot zone, folks)

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Slow Cooked Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Sauce with Spaghetti

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Photo from Paula Dean

Mexican Chicken Casserole

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Photo from Paula Dean

There you have it. Along some other traditional meals, that will be us for the next 2 weeks.

Anyone really LOVE French Onion Soup like I do? Please come over and help me eat it :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

DIY Project - Fabric Softener

This is fantastic! I just made this today and tried it out. Yo - check it out dude (in the words of Randy Johnson) tehehe

6 cups water
3 cups white vinegar
2 cups Suave Conditioner (I used Refreshing Waterfall Mist). The original post called for Mint/Rosemary but my lovely Walgreens didn't have it. This conditioner only cost me $1.

Combine in a 1 gallon bucket

Looks kinda weird.

Stir it around. I had to use a whisk to get all the "chunks" out. The original post said to warm the vinegar and conditioner for a bit before combining. But I didn't read it carefully enough.

And tada! Almost 1 gallon of fabric softener for under $2! I tried it today and was pleased. I filled up my slot in the washing machine and the scent wasn't very strong at all. The original post called for 1/2 cup per load.

This girls got some great ideas! Homemade dryer sheets?? I'm not sure about those yet.... Hubbs would get a kick out of that one for sure!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's For Dinner?

It's raining. I'm drinking hot tea and listening to Fernando Ortega on Pandora. It is lovely :)

I'm also making my meal plans with all this loveliness!

Ranch House Crock Pot Chops

Photo from Chef In Training

Monday, February 27, 2012

Laundry Room Curtain

I needed a curtain for my laundry room to add some color to the room and block some of that great afternoon sun. So wall-ah! You may recognize this fabric from a project I did a few months ago.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Christmas Quilt and a Muffin

So 3 years, 6 months, 23 days and 33 seconds later, I can finally say I have finished my Christmas quilt. (slight exaggeration)...