1.12.2012

How I keep my Man Happy...

Ok ladies, I am going to show you how I keep my man happy. I make his lunch every day, yes each day. There are three reasons why I do this. First, because it saves us a lot of money. If you think about lunch usually it can be between $5-7 dollars and over a week that is a minimum of $35, ouch! Second reason why I make his lunch because I know he is eating healthy because I packed it. Third reason is because it is a way I show I love and care for him. Ever heard a way to a man's heart 
is through his stomach, very true in my marriage! 
 
So to make sure my husband knows his is my number 2 priority (God is my number 1), he gets a homemade lunch every day. Today, I will show you a simple, easy lunch you can make for your man or even for yourself on a Sunday, then freeze it and reheat for lunch during the week and you get two meals out of this recipe, what is calzones, basically a folded over pizza!
 
The great thing about this lunch recipe is you can use whatever veggies or meat you might have leftoe, I know you have a jar of spaghetti sauce in your refrigerator and some mozzarella cheese too. All you need to do is make or buy some pizza dough (I picked mine up at Trader Joe's (it is a garlic and herb dough), but Fresh n Easy has some too.) Or you can go to your favorite Italian restaurant that serves pizza and ask them if you can buy some dough. 
First, gather together your ingredients. Pizza dough, spaghetti or marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and meat and veggie toppings you usually like on your pizza. 




Let the dough rest out of the package for about 20 minutes and to warm up to room temperature. While the dough is resting, preheat the oven according to the directions from where you got your dough. In this case it was 450 degrees. Once that is done, chop up the ingredients you are stuffing your calzone with. In this case, I used some mushrooms, leftover bell pepper, some pepperoni and some fresh mozzarella. I also had some shredded mozzarella cheese as well. 
Divide the dough in half so you have two portions. Spread some flour on the counter to roll out the pizza dough. Roll out each portion of dough in a circular rectangle shape. 







 




Place the dough in a baking sheet. Spoon some spaghetti sauce onto half of the dough, you will fold over the dough so you don't want to spoon the sauce out like you would for a pizza.



Spread out your topping onto the sauce, then add some mozzarella cheese. 





Fold over the dough to make an envelope and pinch, crimp, press the ends of the dough together super super hard so the ingredients would spill out while baking in the oven. 





Pop your calzones into the oven for the required cooking time, the dough would be a golden brown. 
 





 
Then take the calzones out of the oven, let them cool then wrap them and pop them in the freezer if you aren't going to eat them right away. If you are, then serve, eat and enjoy!



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54 comments:

Susan said...

Calzones are so good, and this is such a quick an easy recipe! I love all those yummy veggies you filled it with. And I'm sure Sean's always so thankful that you do little things for him like this! Thanks for sharing!

Simply LKJ said...

Meg, this looks so yummy and simple. We love pizza in our house. This would be great for days Kate has to be at the gym to coach.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Meg you're such a great wife to your hubs! This looks delicious too :-)

Valerie Griffin said...

Yummy!

Samantha said...

What a good little wifey you are! I do this occassionally for Ryan but not as often as I should/want to. It's awful to see how much we spend on lunch during the week when we don't pack our lunches!

Sam

sherri lynn said...

What a simple but really good lunch! I am always looking for something interesting to eat for lunch because not much usually sounds good to me!

CALLIE said...

Calzones are so delish. We had an awesome joint in college called Stromboli's that had the best calzones. I haven't had one since then. I think it's time!! Must make.

megan said...

I am SO hungry now. Thanks. :) But seriously, that sounds so good right now.

Liesl said...

Nicely done...I think that would keep me happy too! LOVE a great bread and cheese combo! :)

Liesl :)

Michelle P said...

I need to try this!

Allison said...

Yum!! I am so hungry now! I love making my husbands lunch everyday. Normally I just pack him leftovers from the night before. I may make this for dinner tonight!

Jamie Leigh said...

YUMMMMMMMM! My hubby would LOVE this!

bnfunky said...

Wow!!! You are awesome and so sweet! I was expecting a peanut butter and jelly, but you make your man some good lunches!!

Johanna said...

That is so very sweet that you make his lunch every day. Love that!

Amanda said...

YUMMMYYYY! I am definitely going to have to stock pile this for when M moves in ;) P.S. I tagged you in a post today!

Laura said...

Yummy!! Those look so good right now!!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

My husband would LOVE this! I make his lunch for him too--he loves fruit snacks hahah :).

Makaila said...

Yum! I will have to try this recipe. My girlfriend was taught by her dicipleship leader that a woman needs cook her man food, and rise when he rises; those are the two secrets.

Gwen @ Saturdays with Maggy said...

Aww Meg, you are too sweet. Maybe I'll try making lunch for my husband as a special treat, he'd be surprised, that's for sure!

Kar-N said...

aww that is so sweet! PS im at work right now and that calzone made me extremely hungry, it looks amazing! maybe one day if I am not too lazy I will try making this.

Stephanie said...

I love how simple and easy this is. I keep telling the boyfriend to let me make him lunch (he spends up to $10 a day buying lunch in downtown SF) but he insists on getting his "little treat" everyday. Oh well.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Meg these look absolutely delicious! I love that you can use whatever veggies you like! Calzones would be great for mark and I to make because he love pepperoni and all that on his pizza and I tend to stick to veggies! Calzones are the perfect solution!

Alexa said...

Hmmm....my question is: can you make MY lunch everyday? ;) This looks yummy!

Ruthie Hart said...

Your hubby is LUCKY to have you!!! My hubby works from home so he fends for himself during the day and usually eats scrambled eggs or leftovers!

Amanda said...

That calzone looks amazing!!!

I've tagged you in a blog game in today's post. Come check it out and play along if you have time!

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Katie said...

now I also make my husband's lunch most mornings - for the same reasons. However - it is usually a sandwich or last night's leftovers. That is a very nice lunch! : )

Courtney said...

I make my fiances lunch everyday too! For pretty much the same reasons. This is such a good idea, David would love it!!

Erin Elizabeth said...

what a great lunch idea...i'm not married yet but that is great advice and i'll probably be using that recipe :)

ps. i gave your blog an award :) it'll be posted by tonight!

Rheana said...

This looks so delicious! I just started making lunch for my hubby and I am going to have to try this!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

These look super yummy! I make my Mister's lunch every day as well...spoiled boys :)

Faith said...

oh yum! love calzones! so sweet that you pack your hubby's lunch ... i try to do it several times a week ... but everyday, wow, that is so awesome!

new follower and loving your blog.

Jessie Szmanda said...

Meg! I need to start making my honey lunch!!!!

Krysta said...

Yum!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Perfection! On my list of things to make. We are big bag lunch eaters too. You are such a sweet wife!!

Amanda said...

This looks delicious and relatively easy. I make my hub's lunch every day too!

Erin said...

You are like the sweetest wife ever! I don't know any wives who would do this! Ha ha!! :)

Susanne said...

thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! those calzones look amazing!

Kate said...

very nice!
You have a great blog!
http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

That looks wonderful ! You do so much work to prepare a lunch, I applaud you! I need to learn how to make dough. Love your post & blog !

XO. Britt
The Magnolia Pair

:)

BeckyJo606 said...

We make pizza alllll of the time, but I forgot about making calzones. What a fun twist! I think it's really sweet that you make your husband's lunch every day. That is such a sweet way to show him how much you care! Rob comes home for lunch just about every day. When I'm not subbing we get to have lunch together and I absolutely treasure those times together!! :)

Sarah said...

He's a lucky lucky man!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Allison said...

Wow you are such a good little wifey. :) Those folded calzones look fabulous...especially packed in a lunch! Yummm.

Savannah said...

Such a good idea! I used to be really good about making my hubby's lunch but not so much anymore. You have inspired me to make this a habit again - thanks!

Katie {katie lately} said...

you're a good wifey!!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

So true! Joe has been feeling so much better now that I'm cooking for him 3x a day! :) Love our men and they love us back hehe great recipe!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Oh crap please don't let my hubby see this post....hahaha You're such a sweet wife!

Elle Sees said...

this really looks easy--and i am a bad cook. i wanna make this.

Jamie said...

Yummy!!! I love that you make lunch for your husband. I love making my husband dinner every night and try my best to make his lunch. It is also my little way to show him how much I love him!

marie said...

I used to pack lunches for Glenn all the time but now he meets friends for lunch because he's on the road traveling all around our city.

Food is most definitely the way to a man's heart, good for you, I am sure your husband loves it.

Susan said...

These are my favorite! So, so good.

I've tried to email you 3x...not sure why I can't a message to you. Can you send me an email with your full mailing address? I'm at...
avagracescloset@gmail.com

Thanks and congrats!!

The Presutti's said...

I make my hubby's lunch everyday too!! :) I know he really enjoys it! I also leave him little notes too :)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

These look DELICIOUS! I will have to save this recipe for when I have a hubs. ;o) I'm a new follower from The Blue Eyed Owl! I love everything I'm seeing so far and can't wait to read more! :) xo, Reannah

Katie said...

oh my gosh I have to do this!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful lunch idea!

Wendy (SpikesnSparkles) said...

this seems like such an easy recipe! i will have to try it. I try to pack my fiance lunch whenever I can, but he always seems to forget it in the fridge in the mornings!