Friday, January 30, 2009

Creature Calzones and Banana Bread -- Tyler Florence Fridays

This week for Tyler Florence Fridays I made two Tyler recipes, the first one, Spinach and Three Cheese Calzones was for Megan's Challenge and the second recipe was Tyler's Banana Bread.

The calzone filling was great, I added mushrooms, used frozen spinach, and left out the egg.

I sauteed the mushrooms and spinach and then added the cheeses into the same large pan and mixed it all up then filled the calzones.

I brushed the tops with butter and sprinkled two with Italian seasoning and freshly shredded parmesan.

The came out of the oven looking like fault for goofing up the dough and letting it rise way too long...oops!

And how could I not turn this one into a creature?

The banana bread was really easy and I liked that I got to use up four over ripe bananas in one loaf! The baking time seemed a little long and mine was ready at one hour instead of the suggested 1 hour and 15 minutes. Everyone loved it and this banana bread recipe will go into the 'would make again' banana bread file!

Sorry for the short post, today is my husband's birthday and I'm still under the weather so I'm way behind in birthday preparations...wish me luck! Happy Tyler Florence Friday, everyone :)


Megan said...

Happy Birthday to your husband - and feel better soon!

The calzones are just too cute - I hope the kids liked them!

Anonymous said...

I love your creature calzones. So much fun - way better than regular calzones!

Natashya said...

Adorable! Love the calzones - reminds me of mushmouth on the Fat Albert cartoons... but you are probably too young to remember!
Can't go wrong with banana bread - a sure family pleaser.
Have a great time with the birthday celebrations.

Anonymous said...

haha, how cute with the creature calzones! happy birthday to your husband! and hope you feel better soon.

Debinhawaii said...

How cute your calzone is! I agree with Natashya--"Mushmouth" or I started humming Little Shop of Horrors again--drat it. The banana bread looks yummy too!

Laura said...

I love the calzones! The banana bread looks pretty good too :)

ThePurpleFoodie said...

The calzone is too cute!

n.o.e said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Great post though - congrats on preparing two recipes. Your calzone critter is adorable and I hope you enjoyed the taste. And a banana bread that uses 4 bananas is a treasure indeed.

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