Well, these things are pretty darn good! I've made plenty of pizzas but this is the first time I folded the dough over to make calzone. As far as I can tell, dough-folding is the only thing that distinguishes calzone from pizza. But it definitely makes for a very convenient meal that travels well and freezes well too.
I included my recipe for pizza dough below and here is a link to the pizza sauce recipe that I use; it is delicious! Add whatever toppings your little heart desires.
Back in the 80s, pizza was always our treat on Fridays. 'Home made', for the most part. We used to get that box from Kraft, you know...the one with the dough packet, a can of pizza sauce, some herbs and a teensy packet of Parmesan cheese. Just add water to the dough and away she goes. We always got half a dozen beer to go with it and ATE IN FRONT OF THE TV, a critical ingredient in the Friday night ritual. Simple pleasures for simple minds!
Like most I'm sure, there were a few additional toppings added to the pizza before it saw the oven. Wish I had a picture of what we used to do. The amount of cheese we would put on those suckers was sick! Proof positive that you actually can't add too much cheese to pizza.
We lived in a basement apartment in Mt. Pearl at the time. The apartment had brown and orange shag carpet...no, I am not kidding. I would never kid about shag carpet. That carpet would be pretty happening today, and in the 70s, but not in the 80s. Funny about that.
Anyway, at the time I bought a chesterfield to match that carpet. You would think it might be hard to find a chesterfield to match brown and orange shag carpet, but you would be wrong. Perfect match found at Woolco. The colours were identical, but instead of the motley, patchy thing that the carpet had going on, the couch had stripes. Motley stripes. Orange and brown. It's a beautiful picture, isn't it?
Anyway, just a few years ago we painted our front living room walls and it was only then that I could say that the impact of the shag carpet from that apartment was finally gone from my 'decorating scheme'. I had purchased the chesterfield to match the carpet in the apartment, but when we built our house I put in carpet to match the chesterfield, so I wouldn't have to buy a new chesterfield...and I painted the walls to match the chesterfield...and I got curtains to match the chesterfield. All of which would have matched the apartment's shag carpet. Safe to say, we were shagged for years!
Almost 30 years on, and there is nothing in the living room that reminds me of the orange and brown shag carpet! And only every now and again, I am reminded that orange and brown shag carpet is really good at hiding pizza stains!
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