Friday, March 6, 2009

Made pizza

I was watching Nancy Today the other day, and she made pizza.

So, like a good 'reactor to suggestions' I made pizza too--not that she suggested that I make pizza, but like the suggestions that come via the eyes; that's what I meant. Yeah, whatever...

Waddaya think? the yellowish stuff is the pimento juice in the sauce that comes up though the bubbling cheese.

I made three of them. Ate one and froze two for Sunday's Church Dinner. (I'm hoping that my friend will be there. Her boys love my pizza...or used to)

Leftovers for lunch. Pizza and Kombucha--from Whole Foods. I have not made my own yet.

I'm waiting for the temperatures to be warmer, so the Kombucha will do its thing, and I won't kill it.

I know that there are some of you that would like my pizza sauce recipe. Here it is.

In a blender place:

1 t oregano
1 t crushed red peppers
1 t parsley flakes
1 large jar (1/2 cup) of sliced pimentos
1 can of anchovy fillets (drain the oil, and save for later)
1/2 of a medium onion
6-8 cloves of fresh garlic
the juice from a can of diced tomatoes

Blend all these until all ingredients are creamy
Add the solid pieces of the diced tomatoes and blend 3-6 pulses--a very short time.

Place this sauce in a bowl and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of olive oil (which may include the anchovy oil) and mix with a fork. [if you place the oil in the blender, you sauce will be pink, and will remain pink through the baking--it's up to you]

Do not add salt, the anchovies have enough salt.

{before anybody yells at me for having given them a different recipe: Please remember that I don't EVER measure anything, so my recipes may vary}

This amount of sauce makes about 4 (12") pizzas. Adjust to taste, sometimes I make five pizzas with the same amount of sauce.

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My DH is a carpenter as well as all the other genius things that he is. So...we read a LOT and have MANY books, and are always running out of places to put the books. I mean, bookshelves. We looked at garage sales last summer and fall, but did not find any that were strong enough to fill with books.

DH knows that I have a very favourite bookshelf, he secretly got its dimensions and made me two more just like it.

When it gets warmer, we'll paint the new bookshelves to match the old one.
(now we are running out of wall space...good thing we can place chairs in front of the bookshelves)

These are store bought tomatoes, but I placed them on the window sill to 'ripen' as I do those from my garden. It was 81F yesterday and I think the tomatoes loved the added sunshine and natural warmth. This method of 'maturing' gives the tomatoes fuller flavour. You too, can have the full flavour of home grown tomatoes, even if they are rock-hard from the store. Plan ahead and give the tomatoes a few days to enjoy the restful maturing on a sunny window sill. (Please excuse the dark picture)

That's all for today.

I'll leave you with this:

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. " Eph 3:20-21

In His hands, ^__^


bayith said...

I can smell that pizza...dd #1 says she can almost TASTE it!

Good job on the bookshelves! I know they'll look great painted & overflowing with your treasures.


Jules said...

The pizza looks yummy. Different to what we call pizza here, but yummy all the same. Excuse my ignorance, but please what is Kombucha?

When your DH has a free moment, do you think he could knock up a bookcase or two for me too please? I have books stacked everywhere that have no home. So frustrating when I'm needing to clean.

Blessings, Jules

Daisy said...

I wouldn't mind a book shelf too! ;o) The pizza looks delicious!