Sunday, October 14, 2007

Whole Wheat Sucks

Ok, so I bitched in an earlier post about how I'm never doing my normal shopping again at Whole Foods. Those stupid earthy crunchy people don't have the normal things a basic cook needs in her pantry. I was so flustered and frustrated when I went that I didn't find pizza dough, which I needed for Thursday's meal of Greek calzones.

I did find an awesome "Oh So Greek" lamb sausage there- which was crucial to the meal, so they aren't all bad I suppose.

So on Thursday I had to go to the store last minute to get the dough for these calzones. Well, all my normal chain had in stock on the shelves was whole wheat pizza dough.

What's with this whole wheat craze? It tastes SO BAD!!!! We've tried whole wheat pasta and whole wheat dough now, and they were really both terrible. Bread can be whole wheat, that's it. I understand folks are trying to be healthy, but why mess with a good things like delicious white bread pizza dough. It's just not right.

So, anyway, we made the calzones and they were only ok. The pictures came out pretty awful, so I'm not going to share.

I made a basic tzatziki sauce with yogurt, mint, cucumber, garlic and dill as well as a traditional marinara for dipping. The olives I included were green manzanillas, and I think they detracted as well. Black kalmata might have been better, or maybe just no olives. Overall it was just a blah meal- disappointing when I thought it would have been so good.

Greek Calzones

  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (yuck)
  • Lamb Sausage, cooked and sliced
  • Feta Cheese
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • Green Olives, chopped

  1. Pre heat oven and pizza stone according to tempurature on dough instructions.
  2. Break the dough in two and roll each half out into a circle.
  3. Fill with ingredients.
  4. Fold over the dough circles and seal the edges, creating a half moon shape.
  5. Brush with olive oil and bake until the dough is golden brown.
  6. Serve with marinara and tzatziki sauce.


Kate said...

How sad! I love whole wheat pastas and dough! I even keep whole wheat flour on hand at all times...

Elizabeth said...

I agree with you 100%. Whole wheat sucks.