Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Here are a few pictures!!...
Here is a picture of the bone cooking to make the broth! It doesn't look very good, but trust me it smelt great!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I obviously did not put corn or eggplant in this, but I had them so put them in my basket for the picture!
Have a good day!
Here is a few pictures of the cucumbers marinading and of the dressing I used..enjoy
Warning: I had never made eggplant before so I am going to be going into a lot of detail because not many people make a lot of eggplant, at least people that I eat meals with!
Like I said, I have never tried eggplant before, but decided that I was going to try many different things that I have not ever eaten for this blog. I went to Jones and got an eggplant, but still had no idea what I was going to make with it. One of my moms friends told me that it is good fried with pizza sause on it, which sounded delicious to me, but I am trying to stay away from as much fried food as I can! So I just got out my mom's small stone from Pampered Chef, sprayed it with oil, and placed three slices of eggplant on it since I knew no one in my family would be trying it, there was no need to cook the whole thing.
Have a great day!
I knew I didn’t want to make the crust because I wanted to eat it for lunch and didn’t have make it, then wait an hour before I could use it. But, my sister lives in St. Louis so I go up often, and there is a Trader Joe’s there and they have frozen pizza crust in a bag for $1.99, that’s cheap! I get the wheat crust and it is so easy! You just get it out and let it sit for 20 minutes at room temperature and then it is ready to go!
When I got home I went and got the crust out of the freezer so that could start to de thaw as I started on my sauce. I also went and started the grill (for the first time by myself btw) because when I read how the other lady did it, she said it worked the best when the grill was at its max heat. To make my sauce I started by cutting the onion. Again, since it was only for me I used ¼ of a medium onion. I put a pot on the stove and put a little olive oil in the bottom and started browning my onion. I got one clove of garlic and used my garlic press to get the garlic in small pieces straight into the pan with the onions that are still browning. Then I peeled the tomato and used my pampered chef food chopper to cut it into small pieces. Then turned the stove up to medium heat and added the tomato and pesto that was already chopped and kept in my fridge, I didn’t really measure my pesto, I added probably close to one tablespoon though, maybe a little more. Then I let it simmer on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
While the sauce was simmering I rolled out the dough. I knew I was going to use my vegetable grilling basket to make the pizza, but didn’t want to put it on the heat directly because it would burn the bottom too quick. So I put a cookie sheet on grill upside down that way I could just set the basket on that instead of straight on the grill. I set the cookie sheet in the grill that was 550 degrees by this time. I came back inside and finished rolling out my dough, greased the basket, stretch the dough out on the basket, spooned the sauce onto the dough, it was a little chunky but I didn’t mind I had to spoon it though so that the extra juice from the tomato didn’t make the dough soggy. Lastly, I added the shredded cheese and green pepper to the top, then I put the pizza on the grill! I checked it after 5 minutes and the cheese was melted but I wanted the crust a little harder so I wanted 2 more minutes and it was finished! …in 7 minutes!!
Hope all this makes sense! It is one of my longer ones since I kind of made it up by myself! Hope I didn’t lose you! Here are some pictures of how it turned out! Enjoy!!
then the last two weeks I will do a wrap-up, talk about the cookbook, condiments, and changes that have been made at the farm since I started this blog!
I hope you all enjoy all the different types of recipes and try something new out of this because I know I will be!
Have a good day! First recipe post coming soon!