Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baking for a Cause, Buffalo Chicken Calzones!

Hows it rocking out there? We're ALREADY through Tuesday? How super sweet! I want to wish my friend Kristen a VERY Happy Birthday! She is one of the best group fitness instructors and has been so great to me since I moved to Charleston! Tonight I took her Body Attack class and sweated my butt off (hopefully...haha) ;)

Ok, so this afternoon, I baked up some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. My work is putting on a thanksgiving dinner for a boys home in Charleston tomorrow. I picked to make dessert and I thought hmmm what do young boys like? COOKIES! I will also be cooking/serving the dinner tomorrow night! I am excited!
For dinner tonight I made Buffalo Chicken Calzones and they were very yummy.

Ingredients:
2 cooked chicken breasts shredded (I boiled mine)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (or tomato sauce- whatever you have is just great!)
3 teaspoons hot sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (I used part skim)
Pizza dough (either homemade or store bought!)
Small amount of olive oil

Directions:
Heat the oven up to 450. Mix chicken, pizza sauce, hot sauce, and moz cheese. Stretch out pizza dough, insert filling, wrap up calzone and pinch shut. Brush with just a bit of olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.



I'm full! So are you guys making anything for your thanksgiving or just enjoying the eats?

31 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

SUCH a great cause to bake for; and great cookies for it!!

Cute calzones!!

I ALWAYS bake for Thanksgiving :-)

Have a lovely night!!

loveofoats.com said...

i am sure those boys will love your cookies!

Becca said...

My dad works Thanksgiving so I believe I'm doing it all...luckily its just me, my 'rents, and my little sister!

Cookies sound yummy! They'll love them I'm sure!

HangryPants said...

Cookies look delicious! I am sure they will be appreciated. :D

strongandhealthy said...

Love that calzone!!!

Last year I made the whole Thanksgiving meal for everyone! This year, I'm off the hook! Maybe I'll bake something though...I love to bake!

Zesty Cook said...

Great looking calzones!! Not too mention those cookies look amazing

zesty

magpie said...

Such yummy cooking!! Cookies look delish.

jenngirl said...

Yum dinner!!

I'm probably going to have to do a little help in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, my little bro is having surgery and my mom won't be able to do much cooking. I don't mind though, I'm secretly looking forward to it! ;)

Gina said...

hahah i saw the title and then the cookies and was so confused thinking the cookies were make of chicken.. THEN i saw the calzones! everything looks wonderful :D
for thanksgiving, i'm going to make a few gina-friendly options like my sweet potato feta rounds, a tabbouleh salad and maybe some fish since i'm not eating turkey
have a great night!

Jenn said...

Buffalo chicken calzones...what a good idea. I love buffalo chicken wraps and salads, but I'd never thought of calzones. You're brilliant!

I'm making mashed potatoes and probably a salad, but my aunt is making the turkey and desserts. Thankfully, she's a yogi, so it's all healthy stuff. :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those cookies look so yummy. I wish I could make them but I'd eat them all and then feel sick and bloated!
Not joking.
I can't believe you made buffalo chicken calzones! Such a good idea!
My parents and my bro and sissie in law are coming to town next week (!!!!) so we're cooking a may-juh feast.

Esi said...

Love the cookies AND the calzones. Both sound great and I am sure the boys will appreciate the cookies.

Juliet said...

Did you say buffalo chicken calzone?? Buffalo chicken is one of my biggest weaknesses, and they to combine it with crusty bread -- so sinful! :)

eatingbender said...

What a great cause! You definitely can't go wrong with cookies that look that good :o)

CALZONES?! Holy yum - those look insanely good. I love buffalo chicken, too.

I will definitely contribute in some way at Thanksgiving, but hope that Papa Bender will be handling the majority since he is a much better chef!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

woooooo.....that's a big batch of cookies!!! I need a cause to bake too!!! I just love the smell coming out of the oven..... ^_^
oh....a great calzones!

ksgoodeats said...

I love that you're baking for such a great cause - I'm sure the boys will love them!

runningwithfood.com said...

So great that you are helping out in your community!!!

"... sweated my butt off (hopefully...haha) ..." = HYSTERICAL!! :)

Love the calzones!! Mmm!

Holly said...

Those cookies look amazing!!! It's makin' me want some....

I haven't quite decided what I'm making for our Thanksgiving....probably some type of stuffing and DEFinitely a baked good! :-)

Tina said...

Yuuuuuuuuuummmm! I want to make these calzones ASAP!!!

Maria said...

Cookies and calzones! Yum!! I love baking for the holidays...and any day:)

Krista said...

Yummy cookies and colzones!!

healthy ashley said...

MMmmmmm.. calzones are my favorite! I'd love to try this with a meat substitute!

lauren said...

I wish I could grab one of those cookies through my computer screen! ;) I am heading to OH with Kevin's family for thanksviging, but I am making a Pecan pie!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

so question. you shred the chicken right after you boil it but with what? a fork?

i am DEFINITELY testing these on the blog this week. i have found the perfect itzy recipe!

allijag said...

holy cow - that looks amazing!

buffalo chicken anything - i'm in! your calzones look TDF!

Aggie said...

Those calzones look great! I love buffalo flavored chicken, what a great idea to make calzones with them!

I am making a few sides...roasted sweet potatoes, honey dijon carrots and my grandmother's Italian stuffing...so good!

biz319 said...

Love your buffalo calzones! Great idea!

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