The final countdown

I suspected the last two months before the wedding would be hectic, just not THIS hectic! Here’s what’s going on in the final weeks before Mike and I (and Lar-Bear) become a family.

1. We found a new apartment in a neighborhood downtown called Lakeshore East. While I am 100 percent certain I will miss Lincoln Park, our new location has some perks, like being within walking distance of my office (no more clanky morning train rides).

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2. We are making plans for a kick-butt music list at the wedding.

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3. Meet our godson, Daniel John. He was baptized last weekend and he is just the most adorable little guy!

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4. Mike’s job is taking him out of state more. I swear, Larry is in depression.

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Not your normal pizza

Here’s a really fun way to make a calzone. I found this recipe here and have made it several times, including for Christmas Eve dinner at my parents’ house.

The only essential ingredient is Pillsbury Pizza Crust:

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Spread the crust onto a greased baking sheet, and add your pizza toppings. I used tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperonis.

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Now for the fun part! With a knife, divide the sides into one-inch strips, making sure not to cut beyond the toppings.

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Lift one strip at a time over the toppings, overlapping the strips from top to bottom. Cover as much of the toppings as possible.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes.

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She’s not the prettiest calzone you’ve ever seen, but still pretty darn delicious. And if you’re cooking for two, it’s definitely great for leftovers.