They should know me better than that. I totally love getting into something new, only to later fall off the wagon once it become difficult or I am too busy with other parts of life. I'm all alone in this character trait, right?
My kids couldn't quite grasp what was sitting before them on their plate, so I explained that they were kind of like cinnamon rolls, but with lunch meat and cheese. The mere mention of cinnamon rolls had them hooked without a single taste.
This recipe is completely flexible so don't be afraid to mix it up. Do you like ham instead of turkey? Go for it! Rather have swiss cheese instead of provolone? Help yourself! Love pesto but hate mayo? Don't let me tell you what to do! My kids don't listen to me, so don't feel like you need to break the pattern by being strictly obedient.
Hot Italian Club Roll-Ups
(recipe makes 12 rolls)
1 recipe of pizza dough - click for my favorite one!
1/2 pound deli turkey meat
1/2 pound deli genoa salami
1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
mayonnaise, mustard and/or pesto
salt and pepper
balsamic or red wine vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 425 degree. Roll out pizza dough to a roughly 12" x 18" rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread on the desired spreads of mayonnaise, mustard and/or pesto. Layer the lunch meats and cheese evenly over the top.
2. Starting on the 18" side, roll up the rectangle into a log and pinch the seam closed to seal. Cut into 12 even pieces with a serrated knife and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until a bit puffy, about 20 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the rolls are lightly brown. Eat hot or allow to cool before packing them for lunches.