Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Today, We Cook.

 I really appreciate your encouragement to get away for a few days - I know it will be a nice break before the new little man arrives! Don't you wish we had a name picked out that we could call him?? Hopefully we will decide on that soon :).

We're going to do some cooking today. I need to get some stuff in the freezer, especially for lunches - it's just become to easy to fix something fast, and less than nutritional for them. So today we're whipping up some homemade hot pockets, I posted this a year or so ago but I thought it was worth posting again.

Hot Pockets are a great concept. However, the ingredients...questionable. So here is a great alternative that I have found.

1. First, I rolled out some pizza dough, and cut it into rectangles. I bought mine at Trader Joe's, but you can buy dough at most grocery stores if you just ask the deli. I bought both white and wheat dough. The wheat was really easy to work with, just FYI.

2. I put shredded cheese (any kind works), and some Ham (whatever deli meat you like) on half the dough.

3. Then I folded the dough over, and sealed the edges. Placed them on the (greased) baking sheet and cooked them at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

4. And here we are. I let them cool, put a batch in the fridge, and bagged 2 batches for the freezer.

The girls love them! We also make them with pizza ingredients inside, which is also a huge hit around this place.

So I'm off to start our afternoon. I've also got a new crockpot recipe that I'm trying out, so I'm anxious to see how that goes :).

Hope you have a great day!!


Anonymous said...

These look amazing!!

Hot pockets are such a quick and easy "go to", isn't it?

Katy at Big Girl Panties said...

Those look delicious! I'll definitely have to try them out. Thanks for sharing :)

wonderchris said...

I remember those from last year. Scrumptious and easy - a PERFECT combination. :)

becky said...

Sounds like a fun activity for a snowy day, and I'm sure the girls love them! Something tells me that they have nothing on our Bachelor nachos, though! :)

Anonymous said...

I may have to try this. We have been eating out a lot too. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to hear about the crockpot recipe.

Marisa said...

Looks yummy! I'm going to try your overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe in the near future!

Lenae said...

Loved this recipe the first time you posted it! I really need to make a batch!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the idea! I have been searching for more freezer friendly food ideas for after the baby. I think will make a batch and freeze these tonight:)