Thankful {21/30}

Today I am thankful for snowy, cold days exactly like this.  I've spent the day editing a few sessions, working on my chicken coops, integrating three flocks together, cleaning and baking. 

This morning I spent some time making dough for homemade hotpockets for my boys lunches.  When I have leftover meatballs and sauce I just make up a batch of dough and make meatball and cheese hotpockets.  They freeze great and are easy for them to grab for their lunch.  Today I'm fortunate enough to also have leftover ham, so I'm going to make some ham and cheese ones as well.  And I may even end my day making some homemade english muffins!  I'll put my hotpocket recipe below.

Homemade Hotpockets


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tbsp yeast
filling - Meatball {meatballs, sauce and mozzarella cheese}, Ham {ham and cheddar cheese}, Pizza {pepperoni, sauce and mozzarella cheese} and Breakfast {scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and cheddar cheese}


Add water, sugar, oil, salt, flour and yeast to your bread machine {make sure to follow the order your specific bread machine calls for} and set it to the dough setting.  While your bread machine is working, prepare your fillings and set them aside.

Once the dough is ready, take handfuls of the dough and roll out into a small circle about the size of your hand. Add your desired filling and fold the circle of dough over to make a half circle.  Seal the edges and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

To freeze: After baking, cool the hotpocket completely.  Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe ziploc bag. Freeze for later use.

To reheat from frozen:  Unwrap plastic wrap, cover in a paper towel and heat for 1 1/2 minutes. After it has been thawed, heat up in microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Recipe Notes
This recipe makes about 8 large hot pockets.

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