Since reading Rachel's blog about your 'go-to dinner' I was thinking about what mine was. And I realized it's calzones. Well, that or pasta because you can take any meat and throw it in with any pasta and add any veggies you have in the house and make a great, quick meal no matter what.
But, if I'm out of ideas, or I'm late getting dinner, or out, or whatever the case may be, I make calzones. Now, I tend to make my own dough, but if you're not inclined to do so you can always have frozen pizza or frozen bread dough on hand.
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 -2 tbsp yeast (i like mine yeasty and to rise a lot)
1-2 tbsp sugar or honey
Mix and let yeast rise for about 10 mins
Add about 4 cups flour and 1tsp salt in a bowl
Add 1/4 cup olive oil to yeast mixture
Then pour liquid into flour/salt bowl. Stir into a dough ball. Cover with some oil, then cover with a towel, plastic wrap, whatever and let rise a little. I don't always let mine rise, sometimes I let it rise 20 mins while I get the rest of the stuff ready.
Oven to 400 degrees.
You can divide dough into 4 smaller pieces or 2 pieces for large calzones (my preference)
Roll it out, square, triangle, round, whatever, as long as you can fold it over later.
I add ricotta, mozzarella, (sometimes parm) veggies (chopped onions, peppers, mushrooms) and chopped pepperoni (or sausage)
Fold in half and pinch to seal. Can brush with butter or egg if desired. Bake about 20 mins at 400.
It looks harder than it is I think. It's my easy recipe that also can use whatever meat/veggies are in the fridge. I prefer to keep the sauce on the side for dipping, but I have put sauce inside before.