Friday, May 20, 2016

GFP Day 25 - Ranch Pizza and Meaty Calzone

Last night we decided to make a classic pepperoni pizza. But then we remembered our son would be here for dinner so we knew one pizza wouldn't cut it. 

So we decided to make a calzone and a pizza. We have never made a calzone and learned a lot in the effort. 

John rolled out the dough and we put it on parchment paper, lightly sprayed with oil. 

Then he added pizza sauce. It is here we discovered our week of pizza had seriously depleted our sauce supply. 

Then the meats!  We cooked the sausage to keep the moisture down. Then added shaved ham. (Which John bought without permission!) 
It was on sale for $2.99 a pound...within the limits set for the "not allowed to buy meat unless..." Rules!

Finally pepperoni and a little fresh mozzarella. 

Top it with some more mozzarella. 

Crimped and vented. 

After it baked awhile we brushed it with butter and garlic salt. Then added a sprinkle of Parmesan. 

It didn't brown up as much as I'd have liked. I think it was too big. In the future we will probably make two or three smaller ones. 

Since we were out of pizza sauce we decided to add a different sauce to the other pizza. Peppercorn Ranch dressing. 

Then a layer of pepperoni. 

Lots of cheese!

More pepperoni. 

I called this pizza "Double Rancheroni"! That is a mighty fine looking pie. Tasted great, too!

We baked it on a pizza pan with holes in it. This makes for a very crispy crust. And a kind of messy oven. There was dripping. Next time we will put foil on the shelf underneath. 

Good pizza and leftovers for lunch.