Monday, December 08, 2008

Pizza by Philip!

I don't know whether it started when he and Kenna started dating or when he moved into his apartment, but Philip, my brother, has a few specialties in the kitchen. One of them is a semi-homemade calzone. When he came home for Thanksgiving, surprising me Tuesday night...I was NOT expecting anyone when the garage door started going up...he started looking through the fridge for something to eat. Well, my mom had not stocked up, knowing that we'd have lots of food for Thanksgiving. There really was nothing to eat unless you had eggs or cereal! So, he went out to the grocery store and returned to make his calzone...while I napped on the couch at 8pm! I think that the concept is really good but my calzone would be QUITE different from Philip's...think lots of veggies and less cheese! However, because he's the chef for this meal, I'll give you his recipe!
Philip's Calzone
1 Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough
1 pack of pepperoni
1/4 lb sausage ("depending on how much you want" per Philip)
1 small can olives
1 bag (I believe the 2 cup variety) mozzarella cheese
pizza sauce

Preheat oven to temperature indicated on the dough package. In a skillet, brown the sausage; drain. Roll out the dough on a cookie sheet or stone (Philip prefers the sheet). On half the dough, pile all of your ingredients, spreading out the pepperoni and cheese. Fold other half over the filling and roll the sides to close edges. Put in oven and bake for time instructed on dough...I'm really not sure on this, Philip didn't tell me. Just be sure the crust is done and brown. I'm thinking 15-20 minutes. Let cool for a little bit so you don't have too many juices come out. Cut to the size piece you want (Philip ate half) and serve with pizza/marinara sauce on the side. Enjoy!


Darius T. Williams said...

I'm with you - a few more veggies would have been good - even roasted ones. But this does look good...a really easy and quick dish too.


The Cookbook Junkie said...

He obviously doesn't share your propensity for healthy cooking and eating. Your body probably went into shock if you ate that. It looks fabulous to me.

Tina said...

I recently have a new love for calzones! Yours looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Another Healthy Food added in my collection :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks pretty good to me... Looks pretty unassuming until you cut into it. Yum.

Unknown said...

Darius - Roasted veggies would be perfect!

CBJ - No, he doesn't...though he's gotten better...he actually put tomatoes on his sandwich at quizno's the other day (a CHICKEN sandwich no less!).

Tina - Hey, you could play around and make it healthy, too!

PHI - Hope so.

Jude - Yep! When he cut it I thought...WOW! Of course, with 2 cups of cheese in it how could it NOT look good!