Calzones at Home

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 
Every lazy Sunday afternoon, hubs and I create our menu for the week before heading to the market.  This helps each of us wrap our head around the upcoming week's events.  At the same time, I get to spend time with my best friend.  Those nights that we get to stay in and cook together are something I truly cherish - cooking with T is one of my favorite activities of all time.

Last Sunday afternoon, we decided to forgo the listed menu item and make calzones.  We actually had some items around the kitchen that would work, so no need to go back to the market.  The essentials needed to make this lovely mixture are yeast, warm water, flour and then he added in some oregano and basil.
For the filling, I sauteed chicken seasoned liberally with YaYa-B seasoning. *Side note - my friend's father makes this wonderful combination.  My jar was as a gift, and it is my favorite for a simple grilled piece of chicken (though it is fantastic on many things)*  I then chopped up some mushrooms and shredded leftover mozzarella.

The previous Friday, we had gone out with our friends M&S to The Capital Grille to celebrates hubs birthday, so I had some of the delish creamed spinach leftover.  I thought, why not throw that in as well - this was ending up to be a "whatever I find in the refrigerator" type of calzone anyway.

Once all the layers were put together, I sprinkled it with some red pepper flakes.  Hubs knows this is my go-to spice, so he wasn't surprised at all when he saw it happening.  Fold over and crimp, a light egg wash and there you have it.  Two calzone's ready for the oven.
End product -  a delicious Sunday evening meal (and Monday leftovers!)