Friday, April 15, 2011

It's that time of year... and Pizza Rolls

What's Schoolin'?

This is SO NOT Montessori...  Our dc are taking the SAT test Monday and Tuesday so I *finally* went to Mardel and got them the following Spectrum Test Prep books:  Grade 3 and Grade 8.  I got the 8th grader and the 9th grader the Grade 8 one simply because the store only carries up to grade 8 for these types of books :( and I wanted her to have some kind of warm-up before test day.  Your regard for me could go to either way:  Yes, I could've/should've gotten them weeks ago to have less stress; Yes, I could've/should've not given them any test or practice whatsoever.  Well, being eclectic, and hoping to keep their options open for college and not hinder them, we test but don't dwell/focus on it [as may be obvious by my getting their practice books 4 days before the test!].

Several years ago I spent HOURS going through all of the different publishers' test prep booklets.  I chose this series and have stuck with it ever since for the years that we test.  I still like it best of the available options.

Next year I'll have to order something online for the olders (Egad! 2 highschoolers??? When did THAT happen??).  Just so I don't have to re-research the one for my soon-to-be-fourth-grader this is for next year:  Grade 4.  Any recommendations for SAT test prep for 9th and 10th graders for next year are welcome!

What's Cookin'?

Pizza Rolls/Pockets:  I made pizza rolls using the yogurt dough in Nourishing Traditions.  I love this recipe because it can sit for days in the fridge (how long it usually takes for me to complete a task!) and not go bad.  Since I use kefir I don't have to worry about the dairy going bad right away.  Anyway... I mixed some pre-cooked ground beef and a bunch of squirts of ketchup ;) and some grated mozzarella that I managed to swipe and hide in the refrigerator.  My dc prefer ketchup but you can use pizza sauce if you'd like.

Simply roll out, use a pizza cutter to cut out rectangles, put a heaping teaspoon of the mixture onto half of the rectangle, fold over, and crimp edges together with a fork.  Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes until lightly golden.

I was going to save them for lunches but dc begged me (literally) to have them right away for dinner that night.  Being a big ol' softy...

This recipe is part of Kelly's Real Food Wednesday.  Find more recipes at:

And Dining with Debbie's What's on the Menu Wednesday at:
What's Green?

I have been looking at these products:  Bon Ami dish soap and powder cleanser.  They look promising.  The main website is:


  1. Those look fantastic. Better than any processed food. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for your comments! Now I need to go make some more... I may make some egg/cheese for quick breakfasts in the freezer. FYI, I cook completely before freezing.