Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Put Me in Your Pocket

It is summertime, unbelievably hot outside, and most likely your family is eagerly awaiting you firing up the oven and cooking a delicious meal. Unless you are creative like my son who adamantly decided today that the sand in his sandbox would indeed taste like cinnamon (it did not), then most likely you are going to have to actually open up the pantry, find some workable ingredients, and cook. famous supper pockets.

The first ingredient you need to create such a famous pocket is instant pizza crust mix. I prefer the Betty Crocker kind. Mix it up according to directions and set aside to rise for a few minutes.

Next, open up your fridge and dig for potential ingredients that go well together. For example:

*Pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese

*Pre-cooked Ham, broccoli, Swiss cheese

*Lunch meat, spicy mustard, Provolone Cheese

*Cooked Grilled chicken, bell peppers, onions, Mexican cheese blend

Seriously, the possibilities are endless on this one. Just pick out a few ingredients that seem to go well together, mix them together in a bowl with some appropriate seasonings, and you are ready to create a masterpiece of a meal.

Once you have selected your ingredients of choice, roll out the dough into a rectangle. I always roll mine out on my baking stone so it won't have to be moved. After you have rolled it out, spread your chosen ingredients down the center. Fold the dough up over the ingredients and pinch to seal. You should have something that resembles a stuffed rectangle.

Brush your stuffed rectangle with some melted butter, cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape, and bake according to the dough package directions or until the rectangle turns a nice golden brown. Serve with a salad and/or fruit and dinner is served!


Jodi said...

sounds yummy - thanks!

Totallyscrappy said...

Ooh, I love a recipe with lots of flavor combinations!

Robin said...

I'm betting my children would be HUGE fans. Sounds like a great Friday night treat (and a way to save myself some $ since we usually eat out!). Thanks for the great idea!

Happy cooking!