Well The Man & I spent the day doing all sorts of domesticated outdoor yard “stuff” but I must say it was quite the glorious day to do so! Sunny & just warm enough in the sunshine 😀
Instead of doing an in-ground garden due to lack of sunlight in the backyard where we need it, we decided to go for a potted garden this year instead…
I’m also happy to report that the herb garden is springin’ with life still (yay me, haven’t killed it yet haha!) 😛
What I’m not happy about, The Man finding a black widow while working in the yard!!!!!! Let’s just say I freaked out, clearly.
All that yard work called for a delicious & refreshing snack too!
Ever had a starfruit?
Looks a lil’ something like this…
So why is it called a star fruit you ask?
My mom used to have these for us when we were growing up and I forgot how much I adore them!
I can only describe them as a mixture of an apple, plum, pineapple and all things tropical 😛 Deelish, plus low in calories and high in Vitamin C, win.
After a hard working day we were ready for an easy and tasty dinner!
I also wanted one that we could work on in the kitchen together, bc I think it’s fun 😉
His & Hers Calzones + Greek Inspired Salad
Remember that pizza dough I made last week? Well I froze half the batch and defrosted it overnight last night, ready to rumble?!
The “fillings” for the calzones were as follows:
- 1 package sliced mushrooms
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Newman’s own marinara
- roasted red peppers
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- freshly grated Parmesan
- feta cheese
- fresh basil
First step was to saute the mushrooms & onions in a lil’ EVOO until they were tender. I also added the garlic at the very end of cooking for some extra flava! A quick twist of black pepper never hurt either 😉
Then it was “building time” (p.s. I love when we do pizza nights bc it gets us both in the kitchen with fresh, flavorful & healthy ingredients!)
First we split the dough in half then flattened it out nice n’ thin, topping with our own portions of marinara sauce and piling on the mushroom/onion/garlic mixture
Here’s where I started changing things up from Mr. Man… roasted red peppers were layered on top followed by the fresh basil, torn & rustic
Lastly was the cheese layer, shredded mozzarella and freshly grated Parm
The Man built his calzone similarly, except sans roasted red pepper and basil and plus like 10lbs more cheese, including feta too 😛
Then it was onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and into a 425F oven for 20 minutes. I also sprayed some additional cooking spray on top and poked a few fork-holes in the calzones.
Check out the insides!
To go alongside the calzones was a Greek inspired salad
- roasted red peppers
- black pepper
Such a fabulous Sunday dinner to top off a wonderful weekend! Now if only I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow 😛
Speaking of tomorrow, I’ll be posting my Meal Planning 101 post so you can see how I planned our meals for this week (including tonight’s calzones!) and also my grocery shopping adventures… !
And don’t forget, tonight is the last night to enter the ThriveNP performance crew giveaway 😀
Have a great Sunday my friends!