Sometimes you’ve got to embrace the concept of "junking up" a recipe, and that’s just what a slew of my favorite food writers decided to do in honor of one gorgeous mama and her baby shower.
Many of my favorite foodie bloggers are spread out all over the country and since most of us rarely get to see each other in person we’re throwing a virtual baby shower for the hilariously sweet and ready-to-pop, Jessica Merchant, of How Sweet It Is. We decided for the event that we would "trash up" recipes for Jessica. Why? If you're familiar with Jessica's awesome site you would totally get it. It's filled with recipes that run the gamut from healthy to comfort food, but always with a major twist.
My contribution to the shower are these Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets. Going beyond what you'd expect to find in a pizza pocket they’re stuffed with roast chicken, beans, cheese, salsa and more. But don’t let me limit your creativity. Fill them to the brim with any other Mexican flavors you love or whatever you might have sitting in your fridge that you think would work. I made these for dinner one night and even put a few in the kids lunch the next day (yes, they're also yummy at room temperature) and both of their lunch boxes returned empty.
I’ll have to remind Jessica about making these fun hand-held pockets when her impending bundle gets a bit older, but hopefully until then she can whip them up to satisfy her pregnancy cravings!
trashed up salads
trashed up cocktails
trashed up burgers
trashed up tacos
trashed up desserts
trashed up pizza
Accompaniments: Whole Wheat Pizza Dough: http://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2012/10/08/pizzeria-pizza-dough/