CALZONES TWO WAYS: FRENCH DIP & BROCCOLI-MOZZARELLA
Chicken and Broccoli Calzone
Bread dough makes me happy. My stand mixer is still in storage, but I'm not sure I'd use it to make dough anyway. I love getting my hands in there, to fold and push and feel the dough come together into something supple and strong. Then setting it on a warm stovetop while it balloons like the living thing it is. So now that my husband will be around basically all the time, I'll let him keep an eye on the kids while I make a lot more dough. See, silver linings.
We have a well-stocked kitchen, which is a blessing now that we're watching what we spend. I have four different kinds of flour in the pantry, chicken, beef and vegetables in the freezer, cheese in the fridge. For my birthday I received some vibrant olive oils and vinegar. It made pulling dinner together last night a fuss-free affair that didn't even require a trip to the grocery store. Calzones are a superb way to use up any leftovers. And if you keep yeast on hand, you get to make your own dough.
I used [link href="http://www.fabulousfoods.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&category_id=46&article=17753" link_updater_label="external" target="_blank"]this recipe
Now these recipes use purchased pizza dough, but you could easily sub homemade dough (or sub purchased dough in my recipe above). That Buffalo chicken pizza would make a tasty calzone, too.
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