Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simply Saturday~ 03/19


Welcome to Simply Saturday!  Would you like to participate?  Grab your camera and take a picture of anything that speaks to you of simplicity and/or home. Your post can be as wordy or as wordless as you like. You decide!  Then come back here and link up. 

You are free to copy and paste the Simply Saturday button at the top of this blog.  And while your at it do you mind  linking to my blog on your post, just to let others know where we are gathering! Thanks! :)


This week I chose to share a picture of a family tradition, Pizza on the weekends. For dinner on either Friday or Saturday we have pizza.  Sometimes we buy it, sometimes I make it.  Last night I made Calzones.  They are just a bit more involved than making pizzas but not much.  And that extra effort really pays off because these are SO delicious!


Country Girl’s Calzones

  • Your favorite pizza crust recipe
  • lots of yummy pizza toppings
  • butter
  • garlic and parmesan cheese
  1. For my crust recipe I use Jay’s Signature Pizza Crust from Allrecipes.  I let it rise slightly 20-30 minutes.  Then I punch it down and begin taking off chunks of dough approximately about the size of a tennis ball or slightly smaller.  I flatten these out and roll with a well floured rolling pin until about 1/8 of an inch thick.
  2. On half of the dough circle I place my sauce and toppings.  Last night it was sausage, sautéed onion and mushrooms, pepperoni and lots of mozzarella.
  3. Next with water wet the half of the circle that has your toppings on it.  Fold your dough circle in half (covering your toppings) and seal with a fork. I then take a sharp knife and poke each persons first initial into the dough so that I know who’s is who’s and I also have vents for the calzones.
  4. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven, brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt or parmesan cheese.
  6. ENJOY!

I usually do 1 1/2 times my pizza dough recipe and have quite a bit left over.  Last night I made pepperoni and mozzarella cheese breadsticks and also brown sugar and cinnamon breadsticks.  Just roll remaining dough out into rectangles and place your toppings on half of the rectangle.  Moisten edges with water, fold dough over the top and seal.  For the brown sugar and cinnamon I make a vanilla icing to drizzle on top.

Let’s just say men were completely satisfied!


  1. OK, My Dear Jenn...
    I would love to know how to copy and paste your button on to my post.
    I am THE most technically challenged girl that you will "meet". ;o)
    Have a Simply, Beautiful, Saturday!

  2. That looks so yummy! Better than a bowl of cereal :)

  3. These look yummy, Jenn! I am always looking for creative things like this to make for the kids. They're so picky! I bet they would really love these, esp. if I let them stuff them themselves with their choice! Thanks for the instructions!

  4. Seriously now, can you come be my personal chef!??
    Happy Saturday to you, have a wonderful week-end Jenn!

  5. That looks awesome!

    Thanks for the link-up, and happy Saturday!

    -Karinya @ Unlikely Origins

  6. Those look good.

    I had a moment of nostalgia looking at your photo of the plate. I grew up with Corelle plates just like that. My mom still uses them. :)

  7. Oh YUM Jenn! You are making my tummy growl with your photo! They look and sound soooo good. :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. mmmm....calzones...yummy! Love the new blog look!

  9. Looks so tasty. The crust is beautiful.

  10. Lordy Mercy!

    I just love when I get new recipes!

    I'm going to try this one. My family has fallen deeply in love with Bevy's Stromboli recipe. Have you tried that?

    Thanks for posting this.

    Love,love your new header!!! Sorry I was not able to link up this weekend. We had a full, busy weekend with no time for blogging. It was actually sort of nice:)

    Love ya!

  11. Girl, I'm slobberin' like a teethin' baby here...those look marvelous. I used to make them all the time when the kiddos were home. Guess what I'm gonna smell up the kitchen doin'??? Thanks for the reminder.

    God bless ya and have a great Spring Day!!!


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