Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pizza Ravioli

I impressed myself tonight by making dinner totally from scratch!  I made Jenna's pizza rolls, or at least followed her recipe.  Jenna's look like miniature rolls stuffed perfectly with sauce and cheese; mine ended up looking more like pizza ravioli. 

First, I made the dough. This was my first experience making dough, and it was a huge success!  Then I made the sauce.  I didn't measure any of the ingredients and left out the anchovy paste, Parmesan, and onion powder.    The sauce was good, but I wish I would have had the 30 minutes to let it sit and soak up all the flavors!
After rolling out the dough and stuffing it with sauteed yellow pepper and mushrooms and itty bitty pieces of pepperoni, I put the ravioli-looking pizza rolls in the oven.  15 minutes later- viola!
The pizza rolls were good, but next time, I will make the dough thinner and add more cheese.  Isn't that always the answer- more cheese?

Well, it's Sunday night, so let's take a look at the 'ol spring break to-do list! 

*vacuum, dust, clean the whole house
*change filter in heater
*clear plants from around the air conditioner (this was easy since there weren't any!)
*organize and thoroughly clean hall closet
*grade a pile of papers
*go through the dozens magazines beneath the coffee table.... pull out stuff I want, recycle the rest This took forever

*find a spot for the coffee table
*research school board candidates for the April 5 election
 *clean bird cages One of my students asked for the lovebirds to be brought to school, so I thoroughly cleaned their cage.  It looks great, and I can't wait for the kids to see the birds tomorrow!
*clean and organize the garage This was a huge job.  My advice is to never, ever do this buy yourself!  Have a spouse or a friend help!
*hose off patio furniture and cushions
*go to the dentist (haven't been in almost 2 years!) 
*find a spot for my new rug Sure did!!!
*iron clothes
*iron curtains and add more clips to the top of them/decide if I want to keep them Returned them to Lowes.

*send gift and card to a friend (maybe that friend is you?!)
*buy materials for and help Kyle build a clothesline
*plant a garden It's not planted, but the raised beds are ready!
*visit HaHa Tonka State Park and Bridal Cave in Camdenton, MO
*hit up the outlet mall at the Lake of the Ozarks
*workout daily 6 out of 9 ain't bad!
*use a Barnes and Noble Groupon No problem there!
*shoe shop for Buster Bought him some shoes, but I'm not impressed.

Over all, I had a very productive spring break, but more importantly, I feel refreshed and ready to be an awesome, effective teacher until June 3!

1 comment:

  1. Definitely sounds like a productive break! I have the same magazine on the coffee table problem.