Thursday, March 4, 2010

yummy to my tummy

Of course when I finally make a new recipe that tasted so yummy I DIDN'T TAKE PICTURES!!!!!  That kind of thing always happens to me.  Almost like today at school when my precious little Lexi fell asleep with her head on the computer keyboard I was so mad that I didn't have my camera in my purse....but then I remembered I have this fancy piece of technology called an iphone and I whipped it out to snap a picture.  So precious.  When her momma (my aide) woke lil bit up she had computer key imprints on her cheek.

Back to the recipe...I know you are just dying to hear what it is.  I get daily emails from with recipes and I usually just delete them, but this one caught my eye - Tex Mex Calzones.  Sounds yummy to me!  Matt said this dinner was the definition of heartburn and sure to keep him up all night....I was konked out all night so can't really verify if this is a true statement or not.

Tex Mex Calzones

8 oz. ground turkey (I used 16 oz because that's all the local store had and it was frozen or I would have halved it :) )
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup green bell pepper
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (thought I had this, ended up not, but it was fine without it)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup salsa verde (the green stuff)
1 11oz. can refrigerated thin-crust pizza dough
3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add ground turkey to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble.  Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; cook 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring mixture occasionally.  Remove turkey mixture from heat; stir in salsa.

Unroll dough and divide into four equal portions (I did six smaller portions).  Spoon 1/2 of turkey mixture on one side of dough.  Top with 3 tbsp cheese; fold dough over turkey mixture and press edges together with a fork to seal.  Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Repeat procedure with remaining dough and turkey mixture.  Bake for 12 minutes or until browned (only took me 10 minutes but my oven is the focus of a re-calibration service call on Tuesday so it's not a very good modification).  Serve with sour cream. 


Since I didn't take pictures of this fine meal here's one from the website.

The recipe called for a black bean salad as a side, but since the farmer hates beans (like can't stand the sight of them) I opted for good ol' reliable chips and salsa instead. 

I would say that the inside dough was a little mushy, but that was predictable considering my oven.  You'd think that when you bought a brand new oven that it would be calibrated right, but only one can hope!  It doesn't cook correctly so we have a service call scheduled for Tuesday to get it fixed so our food will cook like it should. 

Mom's coming up tomorrow for the night.  Saturday morning we have a Sip and See for my sister-in-law and our new nephew Michael.  We haven't seen him since he was born which was over two months ago so I'm pretty excited to get my hands on him! 

On Saturday night the farmer and I are headed to Little Rock to see these two greats.

(they won't center and it's driving me NUTS)

I looooove me some George! I've seen him several times. Doesn't he just look so handsome :)  I bought Matt tickets for his birthday, but he thinks I had a hidden agenda. 

I have no idea why he would think that. 

Farmer is home and my sketti's are cooking...easy peesy meal tonight since I slaved over the stove last night :) 

The senior boys basketball team is playing in the state tournament tonight.  Did I mention we live very close to the new high school that is hosting the tournament?  There are a MILLION people there and half of that million is parked on our street. 



Emily said...

ahh that sounds ohh soo soo good!!! yummy!! Love me some george strait! I have been to him twice!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

YUMMY!!! The photo made me want to try it! Love your blog by the way :)

Amy Wenzel said...

this looks soo yummy! i'm going to have to try this recipe. have fun at the george strait concert!!!


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