Showing posts with label onion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label onion. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yummy Mummy Calzone!

This weeks entree is a calzone, made to fit perfectly into your Halloween plans. This mummy is not too scary, but he will definitely liven up your buffet or dinner table, and he is pretty tasty for a mummy!
 Yummy Mummy Calzone
(adapted from TOH Holiday and Celebrations 2005)
2~1 pound Frozen Bread Dough
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup Pizza Sauce
1/2 cup  chopped Onion
1 slightly beaten Egg
1 piece Sun Dried Tomato
Roll each piece of dough into a triangle shape.
The shape should be 14" at the longest point, and 11"
wide at the bottom. Place the dough on
parchment paper like above.
With a knife, score the edges of a 4" rectangle
in the center of the triangle, 2" from the top and bottom.
Don't cut through the pastry like I did. Just gently mark it.
If you cut through the pastry, just push it back together.
Also, see how my rectangle is off center? No biggie!
Pastry is always an easy fix, but this is fine.
On each long side, cut 1" wide strips at an angle,
from the score line to the end. I used a ruler to measure
the widths because I am a terrible judge of these things!
Leave a triangle at the top, like above.
This will become the head.
Leave the bottom below the score line uncut, also.
See how at the bottom on the left side, it doesn't look even?
Don't worry.
It will all come out in the wash bake!
Place the pizza sauce, chopped onions, and cheese
in the center of the scored area. You can add whatever
you would like to this calzone. Maybe, sausage, pepperoni
slices, ground beef? The decision is yours.
Starting at the head, start folding down the left, and then a right
strip, alternating them until you reach the last strip on each side.
Round the piece for the head into a ball.
 Fold the bottom dough piece over the calzone, then fold the
two strips over the top. Beat your egg up a little, then
brush egg onto the dough. Now, cover the mummy with plastic wrap
and let it rise for 15 minutes.  After it has risen, add the eyes.
You can use several things.
Olives are what the recipe called for, but I didn't want to buy an entire
jar just for the eyes, so I used a piece on sun dried tomato,
cut into a little piece, and rolled into a ball. Insert in the head.
Bake the mummy in the oven for 25-28 minutes.
Here the mummy. Yummy!
Let him sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Here is an inside look at the calzone. I think mummy
might have benefited from a few more minutes
in the oven, but he was delicious.
Slice the mummy at an angle for servings.
Happy Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Coming asap~Candy Corn Shooters!

I'll be haunting you, back soon!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Onion Dip~A Classic Revisited

Everyone has an appetizer that brings back memories for them. For me, it is Onion Dip! I can remember, way back when I was little, onion dip being served in our house, when someone special came to visit. The recipe was the mayo, sour cream and the onion dip packet all mixed together. Well, now this dip is served in my house, but the dip has been taken up a notch and this recipe is a special one.
 Onion Chip Dip
(adapted from Country Living)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 large Onion
1 clove Fresh Garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon low sodium Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground Thyme
1 cup Sour Cream
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
Add the onion. Stir occasionally.
Cook until the onions become golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat. 
Add worcestershire sauce,
soy sauce, salt, pepper, and thyme.
Put mixture in a bowl, and let it cool completely.
Stir in the sour cream and mix well.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Serve with crackers!

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comfort food salad!!

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