Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MOFO Day #19 True Grub: Tommy's Shifting Calzone

I know there isn't anything that screams Italian when you hear the name Tommy Mickens, but I bet that didn't stop him or his ma and pa from eating their fair share of pizza dough. I imagine the local joint delivered to a certain address in Arkansas quite a bit and probably got stiffed on a tip or scared away because a giant pit bull answered the door.
I chose dough largely for its shifting properties. If you think about it on an extremely deep level, all food shape shifts. I just think dough wins the ultimate prize because of its elasticity. Normally I just make my own pizza dough, but I was feeling mighty lazy so I bought two giant balls (heh-heh, two balls) from Aver's for less than $6 bucks. The beauty of this, of course is I didn't have to **wait** for my dough to rise, and I got to call the shots with the toppings.

I started by spreading the dough out and trying to use my wasted time in art school to make a dog. It was a tremendous and glorious fail, just like the Mickens Family.
It looks more like a cave painting, don't you think? I changed my mind and made this:
A crude alligator for my favorite Tommy Shifting Moment. Yeah, it wasn't as easy as I thought. Wasn't that cool when Sheriff Bellefleur saw a big gator in the back of Sam's van? I considered lying about my ability and claiming my 4 year old son did this, but that would just be pathetic. I filled it with some of Mr. J's pizza sauce with the wheat ball recipe from Vegan on the Cheap and served it with some roasted red pepper cream sauce.


I pretty much have a crush on the entire cast of True Blood, but I have a special soft spot for Marshall Allman's character. I got really misty eyed when he had met his demise and his last words were "Hell is a dog fight." Then I proceeded to blubber because I thought about all of my canine friends that are abused, unloved, and forced to fight for nothing more than the greed and amusement of a human being that should really know better. Sigh.

YOU can help me help some local dogs by letting everyone you know about my 1 million US hit goal for the month of October. FYI, we are NOWHERE near that goal-(close to 4,000 hits as of today which equals $12), but that doesn't mean you can't try. The money from FoodBuzz will go to two local charities, one being the Monroe County Humane Association.

Please, please, and please help. Thanks

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

  • 2 rectangles of White Wave Garlic Herb Tofu-you know, the prepared kind at the store
  • 1 roasted red pepper-(if using store bought, make sure it equals at least 1/2 c.)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. plain coconut creamer
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 nutritional yeast-(optional)

Put everything in a blender and puree the shit out of it. Goes great with bread sticks or fresh veggies.


Fanny said...


Mel said...

This looks really awesome, I love calzones! I don't know how I have missed your blog up until now as I love your True Blood theme. Will have to go through all your MoFo posts when I have time. :D

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Awesome! Now I want to make calzones in fun shapes.

Erin said...

The alligator is hilarious!

Bianca said...

OMG! Best thing ever!! When Tommy was an alligator, I thought he was going to eat his parents' bodies to keep from being busted. But that didn't happen. That would have been pretty crazy though...

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