Appetizers · Kale · Pastry · Pizza · Potatoes

No Sausage Post Yet, Just More Babble

I have tomorrow off – it will be easier to do that sausage post tomorrow.  I’m letting myself off the hook for now. 

In the meantime, and in the interest of writing SOMETHING food-related, here’s one of the nibbles I put out last night for our tree-trimming snacking.  (No sit-down dinner last night, just snacky food.  Our favorite food group.)

Pizza · Turkey

The Weekend that Flew

Where to start? 

I spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning either baking or cooking or cleaning in preparation for the party we had for Julia on Sunday.  Someday when I'm rich (hahahahaha) I would like to pay someone else to clean for me.  I don't like cleaning.  I don't mind laundry, or all the cooking and baking.  But vacuuming?  Ugh.

Anyway.

Oh - and this will be random thoughts because I no longer remember the order of everything.  I suppose I could consult my lists, but they're in the other room and I prefer sitting in this chair to getting up right now.

Breads and Crackers · Mozzarella · Pizza

Multitasking in the Kitchen

This past Friday I came home with plenty of goodies from the Farmers' Market.    With my haul, I planned to make mozzarella, ricotta, jam, and pie, at the very least.

Since I was going to make mozzarella, I figured I should make pizza for dinner.  So I'd also need to make pizza dough.

And we were out of bread, so I needed (or kneaded, ho ho ho) to make a couple of loaves of bread, too.

That, plus whatever sanding/applying joint compound stuff I did in the bedrooms. 

My problem was I didn't really start any of this - the baking/cheesemaking part - until after I'd picked up Alex from school.  I felt like I had PLENTY of time.

Ha.

Breads and Crackers · Pizza · Pizza Dough

And Speaking of Pizza Dough…

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I made a double batch of my favorite home-made pizza dough the other day, just because of this contest and all the different approaches take when making pizza at home.

I got this recipe from the Providence Journal ages ago, when Chef Brian Kingsford - either a former or current chef at the time - at Al Forno Restaurant was interviewed about grilled pizzas.  He shared this recipe with the paper and I am sharing it with you.