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Halloween is not a spooky affair for our family. We prefer to keep our celebration light and fun, like the 2016 Ghostbusters movie. Now that the film is available on Blu-ray, dvd, and 4K Ultra HD (starting today 10/11), I can’t wait to see it again, especially since the extended edition has unreleased extra footage and tons of extras. (Extras are on the Blu-ray edition) I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the flash mob scene will be in the extras.
Of course, an in-home movie night at home wouldn’t be complete without a themed food: enter the not so spooky mummy calzone.
The mummy calzone is super easy to make. It takes less than 10 minutes to assemble and another 20 to bake. Which means you’ll have more time to watch all the Ghostbusters extras!
In my recipe notebook, I sketched how I wanted the mummy calzone to come together. I usually make a shopping list on a piece of paper , but half the time I leave it at home. This time, I made my list on my LG K7 smartphone, which is on the Walmart Family Mobile network. Since my smartphone is always with me, I wouldn’t be able to forget my list at home.
Assembling Mummy Calzone
Tip: Using pre-made ingredients can cut down time in the kitchen without cutting the flavor.
I never feel guilty about using pre-made ingredients. For this recipe, I used refrigerated pizza dough in a can (easier to unroll) and jarred pizza sauce. Don’t ever feel guilty for making your life easier! My calzone is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, ham, and spinach–but you can put whatever fillings you want. Try a pesto instead of a tomato based pizza sauce or add pepperoni or sausage. Whatever you want!
Remove the pizza dough from the package and unroll unto a greased cookie or baking sheet. You’ll want to press out the thicker edges to make the dough bigger and thinner. Using kitchen shears, cut 1/2 inch strips on opposite sides of the pizza dough. Leave an approximately 3-inch wide section in the middle uncut. Try to cut an equal number of strips on each side, but if you don’t it’s not a big deal.
Now is the fun part! Fill the middle, uncut section of dough with your favorite ingredients. I made this one extra cheesy because my kids love super cheesy calzone. If you spill sauce on the strips, just wipe it up the best you can (like I did above). No will know once it’s wrapped up.
Here’s the part that looks complicated, but is easy! Carefully pull up each strip of dough and wrap it around your filling. Alternate sides so they overlap. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect. The baking process will hide your mistakes.
Once you get to towards the mummy’s head, tuck the ends of the strips underneath the middle section to create a rounder part. Finish by pressing 2 sliced black olives for its eyes. Is it cute? Not even spooky but most definitely delicious.
Bake in an oven preheated to 400F for 20 minutes or until dough is golden and cheese is bubbly. It’s ok if the cheese melts out of the mummy. The crispy cheese bits are my favorite! Allow to cool for a 5 minutes before cutting so you don’t burn your mouth on the hot fillings!
Mummy Calzone Recipe
- 1 14-oz can refrigerated pizza dough
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup ham, chopped/diced
- ¼ cup fresh baby spinach
- 2 pieces of sliced olives for eyes
- Preheat oven to 400F. Unroll pizza dough onto a large cookie sheet. Press and spread out the dough to make it slightly larger.
- Using scissors, cut strips on opposite sides of the long edges of the dough. Make sure to leave the 3-inches in the middle uncut.
- Spread pizza sauce and fillings onto the middle, uncut portion of the pizza dough. Alternating sides, wrap the strips across the filling to create a criss cross pattern. To create the rounder head, tuck the extra edges of the strips under the middle portion of the dough.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese has melted. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Who you gonna call?
It’s super easy to plan your movie night with Walmart Family Mobile. The PLUS plan’s unlimited text, talk, and data means you can pin recipes (like this one), search for movie reviews, and take loads of photos without running out of high speed data. (You get up to 10GB of 4G LTE speeds.) AND every month you’re on the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan you receive a free movie on VUDU streaming service ($7 value).
The PLUS plan in only $49.88 a month! Did I mention there’s no contract and you can start service on any plan for only $19.88 (cost of the nano starter kit)?
In addition to the super affordable plan, I nabbed the LG K7 phone for only $49.88, which was rollbacked from $89.88. It’s a good price point for getting your tween or teen a smartphone.
New activation bonus
Wait, there’s more! For new phone activations between 10/1/2013 and 10/31/2016, you’ll receive a code for a free download of the Ghostbuster VR Experience. In the virtuality experience, you get to look at ghosts straight in the eye and fire a proton pack at them. As a someone who grew up watching Ghostbusters movies, this is so cool!
Check the Walmart Family Mobile hub to see if there’s event in your local store for a demo of the Ghostbusters VR experience. While you’re at the store, you can grab a brochure with info about all the WFM plans and the VR experience. Here’s how to get your Ghostbuster VR Experience:
- Purchase and activate a Walmart Family Mobile product to receive code
- Visit GhostbustersVR.com to register and and redeem your code
- Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to fire that proton pack at a ghost!
Have you seen the new Ghostbusters movie? How did you like it?