Sunday, December 4, 2011
Pinterest Calories Don't Count.
Ha. I wish.
I don't know what it is about the crescent roll recipes I find on Pinterest, but recently, they are all I want to eat. It's like, hmmm, let's take a great dinner, and put it INSIDE my favorite bread. Repin!
Why the hell not ?!?
Here is the the original idea.
1 can original crescent rolls
pizza sauce or marinara
You will need to double this if your kids are older than mine. My husband and I each ate three and the kids each ate one.
Unroll the sheet of dough. Spread some sauce on a triangle.
Add mozzarella. I like it shredded.
Sprinkle some oregano on those bad boys.
Roll 'em up.
And bake according to package directions, usually at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Holy easy pizza, batman. Serve it with a salad and you are good to go. You could also do a braid (see below) and that would give you the freedom to add *gasp* veggies. Baby food would be AWESOME in this. I used to write about baby food a lot. Check out the archive.
The pinterest crescent roll braid. Damn their buttery goodness. I don't why I didn't take a picture, but I will remedy that soon. Until then, see it here.
Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Braid
Finely chop a pound of raw chicken, season it, and saute it on the stove. Drain it, and set it aside.
Saute about half a bag of frozen broccoli and set it aside.
You should have about 2 cups of each.
Obviously, if you had leftover chicken and broccoli from a night or two before, that would be ideal.
Mix the cooked chicken and broccoli in a bowl with half a cup of mayo and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
Unroll 2 cans of seamless "dough creations" and press the ends together to make one long sheet. Put the chicken mixture in the middle of it in a log shape.
Make slices in the dough, perpendicular to the chicken and broccoli log. The slices should be about an inch wide.
Start at one end and lay the strips over the log, alternating sides, so that it looks like a braid. I just sort of tuck the far ends over the log first, before braiding. Brush the whole thing with a beaten egg and put it in the oven.
It takes longer to bake in this form, at least 20 minutes but probably closer to thirty, or even longer. Just keep an eye on it.
This is YUMMY.
Still not inspired? Check this out.
Yeah. That got your attention.