Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Meal: Heart Calzones and Berry Cobbler

From the Archive. This first appeared in my old blog Finagling Life on 2/11/2011

HeartCalzones_02-14-2011 003I found this recipe for Calzone Hearts last week and decided it would be a great thing to do for the family Valentine's Day dinner.

I prepped them on Sunday night because making the dough and forming the hearts took quite a bit of time. I won't kid you the dough is a pain in the butt. It is a very stiff dough and at times I almost wished I had a pasta machine to get it right. While watching movies with Hubby I put together all the calzones and it took me over 2 hours to do it all. First I rolled and cut out all the dough. I happen to have a heart shaped cookie cutter so I just used that.

Once they were all cut I prepped the filling. For ours it's just mozzarella and turkey pepperoni. I chopped the pepperoni really fine first. Once I put the filling in I just crimped the edges with a fork. After I was done though I just covered them in plastic wrap and stuck them in the fridge to be baked the next evening.

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The next night I made garlic bread and threw the calzones in the oven. While they were baking I also make a berry cobbler like dessert for later. I got the recipe from called Easy Fruit Cobbler. I used strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Yes, it was very easy to make. Based on the comments on the the site I added vanilla extract to the dough and some brown sugar on top of the berries before baking it.

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There it is sitting in the oven. It tasted great. Hubby had it with whip cream where I prefer vanilla ice cream with mine.

HeartCalzones_02-14-2011 001But the final picture of what dinner looked like.

Voila!! Lil' R loved the calzones so I think I may go through the torture of making them every year.

UPDATE: A year later and honestly I don't think I'll go through making those again. It was just way too much work.

This year I'll try to figure out a new meal for Valentine's Day.

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