Good news! A couple weeks ago I had a phone interview for an incredible job. Like I would probably die on the spot if I got this job. Anyways, I had just about given up hope for ever hearing back from them but I just got a call to come in for a second interview next week!
Do you ever look in your fridge and see six or seven random containers of veggies/beans/and grains? And then think to yourself ugh I don’t wanna just eat these up plain cause that’s super boring? But I Hate (capital ‘H’ for emphasis) throwing food away. That brown dog wouldn’t eat it either unless I poured a whole jar of peanut butter on top of it.
Speaking of brown dogs, I tried giving her a blueberry this morning and she played with it for a good five minutes, tossing it in the air and what not until she just dropped it uneaten on our carpet. Blueberry crushed into beige carpet=not good. So she’s never going to get another blueberry again.
Inspiration came at the hands of the Dog Hill Kitchen and her assortment of pies based off of a recipe for pocket pies by the know it all Alton Brown. There’s no real recipe for the filling…I just had some mushrooms, onions, spinach, broccoli, and white beans that needed to be used up. MAKE SURE that your filling tastes good just by its lonesome because it will not be magically transformed to yum just by putting it in this pie-type thing. Use good judgement with your spices and take a sample of the filling to make sure it tastes yummy. I used salt, fresh ground pepper, and some vegetable bullion.
Make the dough (I cut the recipe in half) according to the Alton Brown recipe subbing non-dairy milk and omitting the egg wash.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to an 1/8th of an inch and place your filling on the center.
Cut diagonal slices into the dough down each side making them about 1 1/2 inches wide. Start folding the slices over top your filling, alternating left and right sides.
Pinch off the ends and optionally brush the top with a cornstarch slurry (gives it a bit of a sheen, kind of like an egg wash would).
Do you have a little extra dough left over? Or did you make sure to have some leftover? You’re crazy! Fill with chocolate chips and maybe a dollop of peanut butter. Eat a couple of chocolate chips now while no one is looking! Life is short.
Bake at 375ºF for about 30-40 minutes. Serve with your favorite tomato sauce or depending on what you put in it a nice mushroom gravy would be great too.
You have successfully used up all those containers of random leftovers in your fridge and the end result is mighty pretty I must say. Eat up!