I have been known to take people at their word. I know that's not ideal, and trust me, it's something that I'm working on. It's either that I don't listen well enough or I don't care to delve deeper into the thought or topic, but I tend to be rather literal. I do get sarcasm and humor, but for some reason, my first instinct is usually to take something literally.
Most recent case in point, Rachael Ray's Calzone Rolls. I read the title and the recipe, and then immediately jumped to "yummy, I love calzones!" Yes, I read the word rolls, but I clearly didn't process it. I even bought the groceries and prepared it, but still it didn't sink in. Somehow, I magically thought the bread would seal itself with all the cheese, and POOF, it would come out of the oven 10 minutes later a calzone. Yeah, it didn't.
Even though, I didn't make calzones last night, I did make a quick and easy meal. First I cut the rolls and made the calzone roll filling...
Then I stuffed the bottom of the rolls with the filling, and I piled on the fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil. Replaced the roll topper, and I popped 'em into the oven...
Then 10 minutes later a pretty tasty calzone roll came out.
Honestly, I'd call it a sandwich, if we're going to be literal here, and you know I will be! It was pretty good, not amazing, but good. The tastiest part for me was the fresh basil, if it were missing, this sandwich might have been a lost cause. If ricotta is up your alley, you'd probably love it. For the recipe, see the previous post, The Beginning of the End.
Hope you have a great day today, literally.