Tonight’s menu features a “stuffed pizza” otherwise referred to as calzone. Three cheeses–fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta–are layered with sautéed onions and peppers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomato wedges, and olives and seasoned with garlic and herbs. It’s one of those one-dish meals that needs little to accompany it. For those with big appetites, I imagine a simple salad would suffice.

As with any pizza, whether the traditional type or stuffed as is the case here, it is important to make sure that the oven is thoroughly preheated to the hottest temperature setting. This helps to insure a crisp bottom crust. In the case of tonight’s treatment, it is also important to place the mozzarella and vegetables on the bottom and leave the herb-seasoned ricotta for the top layer, thus preventing a soggy crust.

Three cheese and vegetable calzone
Garden salad

Blueberry ice cream