February 27, 2010

Who's coming to dinner?

Tonight I had to plan dinner, assuming the number eating was subject to change.  My kids had friends over and I wasn't sure who would be here and who wouldn't.  I decided to go with a kid friendly meal that would work for the masses but also be a great leftover. Stromboli was the dinner of choice.  My kids all love this and it couldn't be any easier. It's not really even a recipe, more a "pile it all on and roll it up" type of dinner.  On a Saturday night, nothing beats that ! (Except maybe a nice dinner out, but I am Cooking To Save!) Of course, as I was putting the Strombolis in the oven, 2 of the boys left for the movies.  It is all about them, as always!:)  So, it looks like we will have some leftovers for lunch tomorrow.  Definitely not a bad thing!

Stromboli(makes 2 large)

2 balls of dough (either store bought or your own) 
1/2 lb thin sliced ham(I like low salt)
1/3 lb Genoa Salami, sliced thin
1/3 lb pepperoni, sliced very thin
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella 
3-4tsp dried oregano
(optional:  red pepper flakes, to taste)
1egg lightly beaten
parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425.
Roll out dough to cover cookie sheet.  Layer singles layer of slices of ham, salami, and pepperoni.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and then oregano.  (Sprinkle very lightly with red pepper flakes, if desired). Roll dough, pinching ends and sealing seam on top.  Brush with beaten egg and lightly grate parmesan cheese on top.   Bake until brown on cookie sheet, approximately 20 minutes.  Let stand for 3-4 minutes and slice.

Dough rolled out and ingredients layered

Stromboli rolled up and ready for oven (sorry for bad lighting!)

The finished product!

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