If you are new to my blog, welcome! I try to make my food as fast as I can, as good as I can, and with the least amount of dishes that I can. It is all about practicality! We are all busy and nobody wants to be in the kitchen for 2+ hours, ESPECIALLY if you have just gotten home from work. Ain't nobody got time for that! Don't get me wrong, I love cooking and baking! There are times though that it is hobby and then there are times where you are in survival mode. It is 5:00, you are tired, you don't want to cook, but yet know your family needs to eat. Here at living practically you will find quick meals that should only take about 30 minutes to prepare so you can get on with the rest of your day!
Another thing you might not know is that I like to save money. I try to go grocery shopping as few as times as possible. Every time you go to the store you spend money. Many times you go to the store you spend more money than you thought you would. Many times you walked out of the store having bought three times the amount of things that you went in for. So, you want to cut back on your grocery bill? Stop going to the store! Use what you have at home already. Plan your meals based on what you have in your fridge and what is going to go bad the soonest.
This is a Stromboli that I put inside some dough to make a calzone. That is the beautiful thing about Stromboli, you can do so much with it. Down below I have the "recipe" I use to make Stromboli. Remember, I don't normally follow a recipe, I just add a little of this and a little of that. I have the basics listed in the recipe but each time I make Stromboli it tastes just a little bit different. Make this your own!
I like to make Stromboli the day I go to the grocery store or just one day after. Many times I will buy a fresh loaf of French bread (for about $1) if there is a good price. I will cut it in half, pull out some of the insides, stuff with this Stromboli mixture, layer some mozzarella cheese on top, and cover with the top half of the French loaf. I normally throw it in the oven around 350 for about 20 minutes so the cheese can melt. You could use other breads too! We have used brioche, Hawaiian, and ciabatta, but French is our favorite.
Another way we like to eat Stromboli is a stuffing inside pizza dough. You can do this as a calzone or a braid. They are pretty comparable in their level of ease. We have boughten pizza dough from a can before and it was perfect! We have also made our own from scratch which was also perfect! Obviously, from a can is easier but you do whatever works best for you and your family! All you need to do is roll out the dough (however you have gotten it), put your meat mixture inside, top with a nice layer of cheese, enclose with dough, and bake. It couldn't be any easier!
Can I freeze Stromboli?
Yes, definitely! You can freeze just the meat mixture and pull it out for a quick meal. Just thaw for a few hours, give it a good stir, and it should be ready to go!
I would not recommend freezing the meat mixture with the bread as it will get soggy. You could freeze it as a calzone or braid though.