A Twist on a Classic

One of my all time favorite meals it also the easiest. Like embarrassingly easy. Growing up, we called them Hot Pockets, but they are not to be confused with the frozen variety. These are ham and cheese hot pockets that are folded up with refrigerated croissant dough. And that’s it! That’s all it is. You roll out the dough and separate them into four squares. Put your deli ham and cheddar cheese onto each square, fold ’em over and pinch the dough to close. Side bar: how scary is opening one of those tubes of dough? The scariest! Then you cook them in the oven per the directions on the packaging.

I love love this meal. I even submitted it for a cookbook put together by our dance studio once (Um hello?? You’d think I could have submitted something a little trickier that actually requires a recipe! How embarrassing! haha). This was also one of the first meals I ever cooked for Ryan which I’m sure won him over at first bite. That and B3, but that’s a recipe for a different post.

This afternoon we had some leftover deli ham in the fridge that I wanted to use up so I thought this would be the perfect lunch. Ryan acted super excited when I announced my plan but then he dropped a bomb: “Can we add something to these? They always feel like they are missing something, like they are a little bland.” What?? My favorite, easiest meal is a little bland? Heart broken. Just kidding – I heard him out and we made some changes. I’ll have you know though, that I have switched up this recipe before. For instance, I changed the shape from pockets to pinwheels. Groundbreaking stuff people.

Either way, today’s changes included adding chopped up caramelized onions and mustard. We also rolled it up and cut it into pinwheels after it baked. It came out looking like this:

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And you know what? The new additions made it delicious. Especially the onions. Lunches like this make me happy to be married to Ryan. He makes me better. And he makes my favorite recipes even better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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