When I’m bored one of my favorite websites to waste time on is Pinterest. There are so many great cooking ideas on there and one particular recipe I saw was for mini Caprese Calzones. It seemed easy and didn’t have too many ingredients so I decided to give it a try.
For a college kid, time is key and the recipe (which you can find here) said that there were only 10 minutes of prep time. I hate long prep times on dishes so 10 minutes sounded good to me.
Surprisingly, finding my ingredients was not as easy as I thought it would be. I couldn’t believe that in all of Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. there wasn’t a single place that sold pizza dough! I was forced to improvise and bought Pillsbury Crescent dough instead.
It was a little hard to work with the crescent dough because it wasn’t meant to be rolled out like pizza dough. I don’t have a rolling pin in my room so I attempted to use a water glass to roll out the dough. When that failed, I just used my fingers to spread out the dough as much as possible.
Even though the mini calzones were easy to make, I wish I was able to use pizza dough because I felt like the flavor was off a bit. I liked them but wasn’t crazy about them.
Even though this wasn’t the best meal I have made so far, I did realize something important. When I first started to learn to cook I would have given up on making this because I couldn’t find the exact ingredient that I was looking for. However, after cooking a lot more now, I have gained some cooking confidence and am willing to try something different even if that means I might fail. It’s all part of the learning process! Even though the calzones weren’t perfect, I am still glad that I at least gave it a shot!
If you find pizza dough around Foggy Bottom and try this let me know! Comment below or talk to me on Twitter @KristinaAzevedo