By now you know I am a HUGE breakfast person...morning person? Well I'm working on it. About a year and a half ago we procured ourselves a dog, Rem. He is "helping?" me become a morning person...that is when Mr. Schwartz isn't around to let him out in the morning.
Our Saturday and Sunday mornings consist of this:
5:30 am: Mr. Schwartz and Rem wake up
5:45-8...maybe 9:00: The boys hang out, watch hunting shows, sports and do other mysterious things that I probably don't want to know about
8:00-9:00ish: I gradually wake up, check my phone, go on Facebook, Instagram and finally Pinterest to see what I missed over night. I think about the different things we have on hand for breakfast and I get dressed.
9:00-10:00: I make breakfast and coffee while the boys hang out
10:00-noon: The boys take a nap I work on blog stuff....
And now you know exactly what I'm doing every Saturday and Sunday morning. Is that weird?
That is exactly what happened when I came up with these Breakfast Calzones or Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets...whatever you want to call them, they are freaking tasty! And worth the work--to be honest, they aren't that much work, especially if you buy already made pizza dough.
Here's how to make them....
Seasoned Salt from Tastefully Simple. You need it in your life, I promise.
favorite recipe but you could always buy the refrigerated kind.
Breakfast Calzones AKA Homemade Breakfast Hot Pockets
1/2 of this pizza dough recipe or a 1/2 pound pizza dough of your choice (Trader Joe's is awesome :)
Dusting of flour
4 slices of bacon
1 Splash of milk (2 tablespoons or so)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, Tastefully Simple makes my favorite hands down
2 slices American cheese
Hot sauce, optional
Country gravy, for serving (optional but awesome)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Start by frying up your bacon. It is easy to cut into pieces and cook, then you just stir rather than flip…but it's up to you.
While the bacon is cooking, crack your eggs into a bowl and add the milk and seasoned salt. Give it a good whisk. Pour into a small frying pan and cook on medium heat until almost all the way cooked but not dry.
While the eggs and bacon cook, take a large jelly roll pan** and flip it upside down. Dust with a little flour and stretch out two rounds of dough. Once the eggs are cooked, take 1/2 of them and place them on one side of each of the rounds of dough. Then add the bacon and cheese. If you are a wild one, add the hot sauce as well.
Gently pull the other side of the dough over the egg, bacon and cheese mixture and press down with a fork to seal. Take a knife and cut three small slits on top.
Pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown.
Cut in half and serve with country gravy, if you would like.
**If you do not have a jelly roll pan, you can use a regular baking sheet. Using a jelly roll pan makes for a nice crust.**
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz