Friday, September 17, 2010

From Flour to Flower

I know you will need a recipe this weekend that is quick, nourishing and a little bit different.  I put this together after catching the tail end of a PBS cooking show then added to it with an Internet recipe with my own spin on it.  Go ahead; add your own shake on it as well!  Here are the bare bones:

Fall Busy Calzones:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup hot water
1 tsp salt
1tsp sugar
2 tbs olive oil

Dissolve yeast in hot water then add the rest of the ingredients.  Mix well and knead till smooth.  Add more flour if too sticky.  Divide dough into thirds.  Roll into three balls then roll into a round(ish) shape.  Spread with sauce.

My Pizza Sauce:  1 can tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup red wine
1 tbs salt
2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Italian herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley)
2 tsp sugar
Mix together in the can to keep from washing one more dish.


Spread around, keeping an inch open on the circumference.  Fold circle in half and press the seam together, using a floured fork or your fingers.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, until brown and bubbly.  Use leftover sauce to spread on top.
Quick, ingredients in your cupboard/fridge, right?
Fun and yummy!  Enjoy!

I bet your hydrangeas are drying on the stem right now.  Right?  They've turned a delightful color and NOW they are ready to cut and dry!  You don't want to waste those lovely blooms of summer, remember?  The blues and pinks and greens?  The fall side of hydrangeas are just as wonderful, just tissue papery and ready for dried arrangements.

Cut the flowers with long stems.
Remove all the  leaves.
Cluster and tie clumps together.
Hang upside down in a darkish spot.  Like a garage.
Next month, you will have some grand blossoms for your Thanksgiving Decor!

Now you can cross two things off your To Do List this Weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. definitely going to be making these soon! Yuuuummm!!!
    p.s. good to know about the trying hydrangeas. I got some last year that dried perfectly, and grabbed some this year and they withered up and looked horrible. didnt remove the leaves. :( bummer.
    So Now I Know. :)


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