Every day my teen comes home from school and asks for pizza. thanks
Every day after a baseball game or practice, or hockey game or practice, or any sporting event, he asks for pizza.
The tween girl is a carb queen and considers pizza a daily staple. If it was up to her she would have pizza and ice cream every single day.
Pizza, it appears, is going to be in our diet for the foreseeable future.
I decided to make home made pizza and, for convenience, turn it into pizza pockets.
I made the dough before jumping in the shower (and let it rise while I was in the shower). Simple: all purpose flour, active yeast in some warm water and a sprinkle of maple syrup, and a touch of salt. To kick it up a bit I chopped some fresh rosemary into the dough along with some very thinly sliced, fresh garlic. Mix it all together with a tablespoon of good quality olive oil and an hour later you have yourself a lovely scented pizza dough.
For variation, next time I may switch it up with some different flours: high protein, multi-grain, whole wheat. We’ll see.
For the pizza pockets, I searched the fridge for toppings and came up with these:
- grass fed beef sticks (kind of like dried meat/sausage snacks)
- grated white cheddar cheese
- marinated stuffed green olives
- home made pizza sauce my son made in the summer (I froze the leftover portion into smaller portions for this exact reason…to have it ready next time we need pizza sauce)
Kneading the dough by hand gave me a good workout.
The olives came from a huge jar I bought at Costco. I drained some of them and marinated them in olive oil. So Good!
Filling the pizza pockets didn’t take long. I pierced the finished products with a fork to let off steam while baking.
I brushed the finished pockets with a bit of the sauce because I was too lazy to pour oil into a little container.
They were baked for approximately 20 minutes in a 350 F oven and then they were inhaled by the kids.
They turned out really good (I didn’t have any but everyone else approved) so I’m thinking next time I’ll double the recipe and freeze some. They can pop them into the microwave when they get home instead of stopping off at the 7 Eleven for junk.
Do you think this will satisfy their pizza craving?