Monday, May 16, 2011

The calzone experiment

I had these in the fridge and they had been sitting in the veggie bin for a few days - I know I had to use them before they went bad.

I peeled them and sliced them into discs.

Take my word for it - don't cut them into discs. Why? Because they will turn into eggplant chips...

Oh, well, live and learn. Next time I will cut them in half lengthwise and that way I will get the tender, mushy eggplant that I wanted.

So, I rolled with it and chopped them fine.

For the rest of the filling I chopped one onion and cooked them in a skillet until they were translucent.

Then some frozen spinach went into a pan and when it had thawed and wilted that went into the mix.

1 Tbsp. of Tofutti cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. of nutritional yeast, 1 Tbsp. of jarred tomato sauce, 1 cup of cooked and drained spinach, 1/2 cup of cooked onions, 1 cup of cooked eggplant, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano and dried parsley.
I used Jenna's pizza dough recipe from Eat,Live,Run.

I spread about 1 1/2 cups of the filling on the bottom half of the dough and added sliced tomato on top.
 Then something awful happened. I was sliding the calzone off the cutting board and onto the sheet pan and it flipped over - NOOOOOOOO!!!(((

I did some minor surgery and patched the little guy up.

He went into the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Eggplant and onion calzone with marinara sauce.

And if I hadn't told you about the horrible mishap - you probably wouldn't know anything went wrong because one half turned out very pretty.

The calzone did taste great. 

Oh, and because it is a Monday and you might need a moment of fun - Here is a 'Where's Waldo' shot of Connor.


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