Projects & Recipes
My Grandma used to make a version of these during hunting season when I was young. Once I started having kids, I revived her lost family art. But, with a few modifications here and there. The great thing about these hot pockets is you can stuff them with almost anything, and the dough you use is strictly by your choice. This year I am taking the cheating route. Frankly I am so tired of messing with dough at the moment, I could not muster up one more batch. However, any plain bread dough recipe works, so the choice is up to you. Today I went with Rhodes frozen dough rolls. You can buy the bags of frozen white bread loaves and use those as well. I’m also going to tell you don’t be shy of the dough. When it comes time to roll it out, add seasonings or herbs, cinnamon, what ever you wish. Remember, these are your creation so get funky.
Today I made a breakfast hot pocket, the first batch of many to come. I tend to make a ton of stuff for the school year during the summer. See, my kids get on the bus at 6:35 in the morning and they don’t arrive at school until 8:10 or 8:15 in the morning. Ah the joys of living out in the country. I figure to keep Ms. Peggy, their bus drive & our family friend, safe for the long trip…I like to feed my kids before they leave so they don’t try to eat her.
Now, there is no right or wrong in making these hot pockets. All you have to do is keep in mind don’t add too much liquid in the pockets. If you can manage that, you are golden. OK, so this was my egg, cheese, sausage, onion & potato breakfast pocket. I make them, let them cool, store in a freezer bag, and good for up to a year. To reheat in the microwave pop one in for 1:40 or 2 minutes. I would do oven but I am already getting up at 5:15 am to reach my coffee intake before I head off to wake children. Nobody wants my kids showing up to school wearing backward clothes and 2 wrong boots more than I do.