June 30, 2010

Cheeseburger Calzone

So our 2 yr old has cheesburger thoughts monrning, noon and night. I decided to do something different for "cheeseburga."

1 Pillsbury Refrigerated French Bread
1/2 pd ground hamburger meat, cooked
8 oz any type shredded cheddar cheese
*optional, minced onion, crumbled bacon
1 small can hunts Italian flavored tomato paste

Open can of French Bread and unroll at the slit on a cookie sheet. Spread just
a bit and fix any tears. Spread about 1/2 the can of past onto the middle (only) lengthwise
of the bread. You want about 1/3 of the dough on each side not sauced. Pile the toppings on top of the sauce (not to high), cheese last.
Then fold over one side of dough to middle, then other side. Pinch dough together at seams on top and ends to seal up. Cut a small knife slit on top.
Bake per package directions 350 for maybe 20 min. Check it periodically.
Slice and eat. I take the other part of the tomato paste and water it down a bit and heat because hubbie likes to use it on top of the calzone.

Great thing is, you can use any combo of toppings. You could do ham and cheese etc. Make a nice salad and it is a quick and easy meal!

June 28, 2010

My Favorite Tools

Thought I'd post some of my favorite tools for crafting.
I should say that I had nothing but papers, stickers, glues, cutting tools, before January 2010. I can't believe I never ventured out of my comfort zone. Then again, all I ever did was our family scrapbooks. Never "crafts."

OK, today is 6/28/2010 and guess what I bought today? A heat tool, an embossing pad and pen and a variety pack of embossing powders. Next on my list is flocking powder.

Cricut Create, although had I known I ever would have a Gypsy, I would've invested in an Expression instead.

Gypsy--what can I say...I'm in love all over again! Weld, flip, hide/contour, easy sizing of images. Able to search quickly which carts have certain images.

Cuttlebug--and embossing folders. I don't want to cut with it, just emboss. My daughter LOVES our cuttlebug! I have 20 folders. Did I mention I just got the CB in May 2010! Bad girl! LOL

Glues--Xyron X, zip glue pens in various sizes, glueglider Pro (someday I'll get an ATG) and 3D dots. Eventually I will get a bigger Xyron.

Tools--Tweezer Bee tweezers(awsome for holding small glued parts when layering), good pair of scissors, Fiskars Premium Paper Trimmer, CM personal Trimmer,cutting system, shape makers, corner rounder, CM and Stampin Up' tearing tools, Martha edgerss. Crop-a Dile for eyelets

Stamps--2 colors: Pink and Peach!! My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen are the best! I have 2 sets of Pink Stamper and pre-ordered 3 more. PK I have critter faces medium and cat faces. I will eventually get paper doll and the animal set to go with the Animal Kingdom cart. I also have some really cool clear Fiskars stamps with sayings.

Other--Good set of pens, stickles stICKLEs STICKLES!!, glitter, ribbon, some stickers, eyelets/brads, flowers. Lots of cute papers for cards.

I vow right now to buy no new papers...unless REALLY CUTE! :) I need to use up what I have and also use my scraps up.

Thought I'd post what we had for dinner tonight. With it being so hot, wanted to fix something nice and cool.

Oriental Chicken Wrap

Flour Tortillas (your choice)
Julienned Fresh red peppers, cucumbers and carrots
Thinly sliced green onion
Shredded bagged cabbage Mix
Can of mandarine oranges, drained and keep juice for dressing
Optional--can of chow mein noodles for crunch, or if you like bean sprouts can use that too

Chicken. I grill it or cook breast in skillet and then slice thinly. You can either soak cooked chicken in Oriental sauce or drizzle sauce on the wrap.

Sauce You can make your own (below) or Kraft makes a good Oriental Dressing

Use the juice from the mandarine oranges (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp dark sesame oil
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic powder
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp honey or to taste
1 TBSP cornstarch

Combine orange juice and cornstarch in small saucepan; mix until well blended. Bring to boiling over medium heat and cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes until thickened. Add rest of ingredients and stir. Cool a bit if using as drizzle over the top of the veggies.

Layer all ingredients in the wrap, roll up and slice. Enjoy.
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