Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Calzones

I was going to make this as a pizza, but the more I thought about it, the image of a soggy crust piled high with Tofurkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy didn't really strike me as pretty food. So, I got out my little pastry press (which I quickly abandoned in favor of my own fingers*), and made little Thanksgiving dinners in a pocket. This also is my result for Iron Chef Battle: Carrots and Pumpkin. There's a little cooked carrot in there, some mashed potatoes, a couple slices of Tofurkey Oven Roasted Slices, and a dollop of cranberry sauce. On the side is my Pumpkin Gravy, which was a hit at last year's Thanksgiving.

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The money shot.

I know what you're thinking. Where's the forking stuffing? Well, in this recipe, the stuffing is on the outside. I made a whole wheat pizza dough, and added to it sage, lots of black pepper, rosemary, a little celery seed, and some chopped mushrooms. I made this dough with a little extra flour in order to make it easier to roll out thin.

*That's what she said.


Liz said...

Super awesome idea! Sounds like it'll be my creative use for Thanksgiving leftovers this year!

Tahn said...

They look delicious!!

Jen Treehugger said...

Where's the forking stuffing?

Veg-In-Training said...

What a great idea. So pretty too!

Stephanie said...

I am SO MAKING THIS for Thanksgiving. Esp. since my mum said there's no room in the oven for a Tofurkey...uh huh...

So I'm gonna make these at home and reheat them in a toaster oven at dinnertime. I hope that works out.

But seriously.
I follow your blog like crazy.
I'm a Minnesnowtan too :)
So this is super cool!

Haha and I'm GLAD stuffing is missing! I HATE stuffing. It's one of those things that, even made vegan, remind me of meat and I just...can't bring myself to eat it. EW.

I cannot WAIT to try the gravy either.

I'm sorry for all the caps and what not...good food makes me sooo excited! lol I'm a food junkie!!