As many of you know, Michael and I are pescatarian. We were vegetarian for many years, and had a brief stint as vegans (about a week), but we found a healthy and ethical balance for our own souls as pescos. Our children, however, deserve to choose their own paths when it comes to what feels right for them, their spirits, and their bodies, so they have the choice to eat meat - and both of them do, though Jonah has decided to no longer consume gelatin for ethical reasons.
In light of this, we experiment a lot in the kitchen, and today, for the second time, we made pizza rolls. You may also call them pepperoni rolls, since pepperoni is one of the major ingredients.
Maeryn was an enormous help in the kitchen while Jonah watched Minecraft Wiki videos (she's the little chef in the family).
I figured since they were such a huge hit around here, that I would share them with you and yours. They are quick, easy, and fun!
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
Cook on medium in saucepan until bubbling. Stir occasionally. Leave on low as you prepare the crust.
1 cup flour (we use whole wheat, unbleached)
1 tsp sugar (we use raw cane sugar)
1 tsp baking powder or one packet quick rise yeast (they work equally well, it just depends on what we have in the pantry)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup very hot water
1 tsp dried oregano
Mix these together with a spoon until you form a nice, hearty dough. Use your hands to mold the dough into a ball before kneading 3 - 5 minutes.
Roll dough ball into flat crust on counter top or other floured surface. Cut dough into 3 x 5" strips.
Pepperonis, crust, sauce
Place 3 - 5 pepperonis in center of each strip. Add 1/2 tsp sauce on top. Roll pepperoni and sauce into dough, sealing the ends with your fingertips. Brush with your choice of oils and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 6 minutes at 400 degrees F.
My mini-goals for Valentine Week:
1. Make cookies with frosting.
4. Get paper and scissors and gluesticks for the homeschool group V-day party.
5. Think about more fun things to do!
6. Read some V-day books with the kids.
My mini-goals for today:
1. Sweep the kitchen floor.
2. Get silver hair spray for this weekend's awards event (Michael was nominated for best singer-songerwriter here).