I know, that picture is HUGE!! That's what I'm looking forward to in 2015. A HUGE year for me and my family. Today is the last day of 2014, and I've been reflecting quite a bit about this year's accomplishments. Moving to the Portland, Oregon area has yielded some of the greatest experiences of my life already in the three months that we've been here.
I grew up attending games at Texas Stadium, cheering on the Cowboys. My kids will be watching the Trailblazers at the Moda. I spent summer weekends at Lake Greeson, Ouachita, and Hamilton. My kids will spend their summers on the Oregon coast. It's great to have so much to do with such little travel time!
Snow weather in Arkansas involved makeshift sleds sliding down the neighbors' hill when schools were closed. But snow weather in Oregon means a quick trip to Mount Hood's Ski Bowl to rent sleds, zip line, and bungee jump! It's been such an exciting time of exploration for us, and the food scene is pretty outstanding all around us!
Papa Murphy's is a big chain in the area. Sometimes I get exhausted from all the cooking and cleaning, and dirty dishes, I have to take a chain break! For three dollars, a readily made uncooked pizza crust is available on a pan, and they are just down the street from my new home. I love the convenience.
I cut off a little of the pizza dough to make my daughter her own mini stromboli without onions. Then I shaped mine into a long rectangular shape on parchment paper.
After I finished topping the dough with my fillings, I brushed the edges with egg wash, then folded the edges over. The parchment paper really helped with that activity!
Once I got the stromboli folded and sealed, I rolled it over to place the seam side down. I made the egg wash with an egg and a tablespoon of water, then brushed the top generously with it. Then I cut some slits in the top, and I sprinkled it with some parmesan.
Baked ten minutes in the oven at 500 degrees, and it's done! Gianna's mini stromboli turned out pretty tasty too! Happy New Year everybody!! Here's to a big year for everyone in 2015!
- Large pizza crust
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Spaghetti sauce
- 1 Pound of ground beef
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 tbsp water
- One half large white onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Green onions, sliced thinly
- Granulated garlic
- Black pepper
- Make the meatballs by combining the beef, one of the eggs, garlic, and pepper. Roll them up and cook in the oven fifteen minutes at 400 degrees. When done, let cool, then cut each in half.
- Saute the white and green onions in a tablespoon of butter until soft.
- Spread the crust into a rectangular shape. (I cut off a little of the side to make the mini.)
- Spread some spaghetti sauce on top, leaving room around the edges.
- Top with meatballs, onions, and cheese.
- Brush the edges with the egg wash made with one egg and 1 tbsp of water, whisked.
- Fold it up beginning with the edges, then flip over to place the seam side down.
- Brush top with egg wash, cut slits as shown above, and sprinkle with some parmesan.
- Bake 10 minutes at 500 degrees.