It’s been a busy week here at the Kramer house. All weeks are busy but this one seemed extra busy.
On Monday things happened so I had Kalissa’s family, Kelli and Georgia and Karl all here for supper. Karl had been gone for a few days visiting friends in Houston. I decided I better make his favorite meal for his arrival back home so Carver helped me make the family’s favorite food Stromboli. I’m sure there is more a “real” recipe for it but for us, it means rolled out bread dough with topping on it, then rolled up and baked.
I made homemade bread dough. Dough from the freezer section of your store or your own homemade dough will do. Here Carver is helping me roll out the dough.
Then we put toppings on it. I made two. This one has mexican cheese sauce, spaghetti sauce and then what you would put on a meat lovers pizza. For us it was ham, pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms. Then cheese goes on.
After that, roll it up and bake it in the oven. It’s not pretty but…. it’s SUPER tasty. I butter the bread after it comes out of the oven. I put to many toppings on so it gets really big but that’s the way the family likes it.
The other one I made had cheese sauce, sausage, scrambled eggs, and a bacon cheese over it. I didn’t have that one as I’m not a fan of breakfast pizza and that’s basically what stromboli tastes like…only better.
It is seriously good.
We all ate on my red paper plates that Carver gave me for Christmas. If you missed that story, read it HERE.
The next night I ended up with company for supper too. This time it was Karl, Kalissa’s family and me. We all work really hard to talk ourselves out of getting Mexican food at the bar up town on Tuesdays. They have taco Tuesday then….so I made Mexican food so we didn’t feel deprived. I’ve learned my family really likes whatever combo of meat I have (this time it was one chicken breast, two steaks and shrimp), plus two packs of chorizo (spiced Mexican sausage) and this…
Salvadorian Cream. It’s really good. I put about 1 cup of the cream in with the meat and chorizo. It seriously tastes like a meal I would order at a Mexican restaurant. We had cheese, guacamole, and sour cream on the side. I serve it with rice and tortillas. I eat mine over rice.
Everyone raved about the food both of the nights.
On Wednesday it was Karl and me….When he walked in the door he said, “What do you know Mombo?” That’s his pet name for me. I said I knew I wasn’t cooking and I was think about chicken and ribs from the bar. He asked if I ordered yet. I said no I was waiting from him. He said well…have we ordered out lately. I said, after the meals I made the last two nights, I deserved to get take out. He agreed. I ordered…he picked it up.
I love cooking for the kids…but I love a simple night of take out too. For me, I’ve figure out good Mexican food but still can’t make broasted chicken so I think Wednesday nights will be a bigger struggle for me to not order from the bar….Chicken and Rib night is really good.
…as for the rest of the week, I took it easy and made egg salad sandwiches one night and leftovers the other night. Trust me, I’m not always cooking up a fabulous meal…sometimes it’s take out and sometimes, it’s good old egg salad sandwiches. How about you? Do you make supper or get take out or eat at the restaurant person? I’ve gotten so I prefer making supper or getting take out.