Cafeteria Inspired

How often is anyone actually inspired to cook something based on a lunch served by a middle school cafeteria? Honestly? Not often, I don’t think. Unless you’re me.

See, two days ago when I went to the cafeteria to pick up my big salad, I noticed some of the students eating something delicious. It was doughy, full of sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, and smelled divine. Our cafeteria cook had made calzones for lunch, and they looked fantastic! Of course, this got stuck in my brain, and all I could think about were calzones.

Tonight was the night! I broke out Biz’s 5 minute pizza dough recipe, bought reduced fat mozzarella cheese, turkey pepperoni, and some local pizza sauce, and threw together that which I’d been thinking about for days… and it was glorious:


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Craving satisfied.

I finally found low-fat pumpkin ice cream, and indulged in a bit of that while watching my favorite Thursday TV and trying to relax… is tomorrow FINALLY Friday? Really? YES!!!

Have a great one all, and don’t forget to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway! I’m adding some local coffee and Oskri sesame bars to the box!



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16 Responses to Cafeteria Inspired

  1. I looooove calzones! Of course yours looks delish and a lot healthier than our post-drinking late night college calzone runs!

    P.S. I am doing a Healthy Halloween Glo Bakery giveaway over at my blog 🙂
    .-= Meghan@traveleatlove´s last blog ..Thankful for Thirty =-.

  2. Lauren says:

    My husband and I just had a convo on those infamous school lunches. The legends that we remembered were Popcorn chicken (little nuggest of deep fried chicken that I don’t really think contained any meat) and grilled cheese. I remember kids going CRAZY over these lunch days.

    Lucky for me, I do recreate these dishes, only in a more sophistocated fashion. The love for the classic will always remain, but now, it’s just slightly improved. 😉

    Hooray tomorrow is Friday!!! Hope yours is great!

  3. Lindsay says:

    That calzone looks super yummy!
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Better than what I ate! =-.

  4. Wow, that calzone looks soooo good! So simple too!
    .-= Estela @ weekly bite´s last blog ..Chocolate, Broccolli, & Peanut Butter – Stocking A Healthy Kitchen =-.

  5. Christina says:

    Mmm nicely done! I might have to make them again soon! J just asked for P’Zones haha

    We made pumpkin ice cream at home 2 nights ago. We did it for the whey factor – but you’re right! I didn’t even think about how much fat we probably saved ourselves b/c we used 1% milk!

  6. That looks delish and I could really go for it right now!
    .-= Jessica @ How Sweet It Is´s last blog ..A Reply. =-.

  7. Haven’t had a calzone in years – gosh that looks good! Score on the ice-cream find. I’ve gone a bit crazy with the ice-cream maker these days. More experimenting tomorrow. 😉
    .-= Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)´s last blog ..Good Morning =-.

  8. MarathonVal says:

    Haha, that cracks me up. I rarely look at my kids’ lunches and get jealous, but that’s because the food they servre at our school is pretty wretched 😉

  9. Rose says:

    Yummm! That looks good.

  10. carolinebee says:

    OMGG that looks like the lean pocket pepperoni pizza i just had last night 😀 But waaaayyyy better!
    .-= carolinebee´s last blog ..Bonding with Boston =-.

  11. K says:

    I am so glad you satisfied that craving because that looks fantastic!!

    HAPPY FRIDAY 🙂
    .-= K´s last blog ..Obsessed =-.

  12. Oh, I used to love those calzones! That and the mozzarella sticks! Great job recreating the calzones!

    Congrats on your blogiversary!
    .-= Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)´s last blog ..Vote for Me! =-.

  13. Rebecca_C says:

    PUMPKIN ice cream you say? Light bulbs and alarm bells are going off in my head. Must find recipe.

    Oh…and the calzone sounds divine. I just got distracted by the i-word. Icccceee creaaammm.
    .-= Rebecca_C´s last blog ..Spatchcocked Roast Chicken =-.

  14. Kristen M says:

    Where did you find low fat pumpkin ice cream???

  15. Biz says:

    Yeah for quick pizza dough! Your calzone is mouth watering and I am just about to go to bed, so I’ll dream about it! 😀

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