I like to use the crust recipe I used to make my pot pie. A recipe of dough makes about 8-12 pockets. I quadrupled this recipe today.
All I do is take about a handful of dough and roll it out into a circle (or something close to it). Then I take my filling in put in on one half of the dough and fold the other half over. I then press the dough all around for a good seal. I cut off the excess dough leaving a little extra dough around the edge. Next, I fold the edge and crimp it with a fork to make a better seal. You can make these as big or as small as you want to.
Today, I filled some with my leftover pot pie filling from the night before and added some cheddar cheese for extra goodness.
I also made breakfast pockets for Byron. I scrambled up some eggs (mostly whites & added low fat milk for more substance). I also add about 2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese. I added some proscuitto in a few pockets for a special treat.
I made pizza pockets as well. I cooked up some ground sausage and filled the pockets with pizza sauce, sausage and mozzarella cheese. So yummy. The picture below is a variation on this.
At this time you can either (1) Put them in freezer bags and freeze them up to a month (2) Put in freezer bags and into the fridge for up to a week (3) Eat them right away!
If you decide to use methods 1 or 2 here is how you reheat. Byron and I have a toaster oven, so this works out great. We put our toaster oven on "bake" mode and turn it to 400 degrees. We cook for about 10-12 minutes. Byron likes to cook his on "toast" mode for few more minutes for some extra crunch.
*Make sure that all your filling is cooked before using it in your pockets.*
Some other ideas:
Apple Crisp Pies: I had some leftover apple crisp a couple weeks ago and filled my pockets with that. When the pockets were done cooking and sprinkled a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top (you have to do this right away so it will stick). This makes a delightful little dessert.
Chili Pockets: I had some leftover chili and filled the pockets with chili and cheese. Yummy.
Turkey & Cheese: I used deli sliced oven roasted turkey, cheddar cheese and frozen broccoli (uncooked). These are a perfect lunch.