Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hands down my favorite food!

Ham pizza. Thank you Bob Red Mill pizza mix!


Tomato basil cheese pizza

Jalapeno cheese pizza


How I make my pizza. This is a method I found through trial and error.

1 package of Bob Red Mill pizza mix
1 large egg
1 3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat water until warm. In the package of flour you are provided yeast. Add yeast to the warm water and let stand about 1 minute.
In a bowl or mixer with a paddle attachment add the flour, egg, and water with the yeast. Mix until combined well. Once mix is combined form into a ball and top with the oil. Let stand 45 to 60 minutes.

Once risen, preheat oven to 425. I say do not preheat your oven until the mix is risen. Spreading out the mix on the aluminum pizza trays is time consuming and once you are done spreading the mix your oven will be preheated.

I use four disposable aluminum pizza trays. Evenly distribute mix onto the trays. I oil a piece of plastic wrap and use that spread the mix. Place the oiled plastic wrap on top of the mix and smooth out. This is a little time consuming, but so much easier and it does not stick to your hands.

Once mix is spread out, bake 5 to 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and top with what every you like. Bake another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is nice and melted.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Still learning how to do this

So I figured out I can set tabs for different pages. Now the problem is I want to organize my posts into categories but I am not sure how. The only thing I figured out is that I can copy and paste post by post. I know I don't have many posts yet, but this is a bit time consuming. Is there an easier way to do this? Thank you.

Garlic and Tomato Chicken

This idea came from Cabot Tomato and Basil cheese. I figured why not put it in chicken. I love cheese! This came out so good. I made the chicken on a bed of garlic potatoes.

For the potatoes:
I used half a small bag of little potatoes, cut into slices.
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of these ingredients together and lay flat on the bottom of a baking dish.

For the chicken:
2 large boneless skinless chicken breast
2 thick slices of tomato basil cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 tespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 can diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Butterfly chicken, make sure not to cut all the way through. Place your cheese in the middle. Add more or less cheese depending on your taste or the size of the chicken.
Once the chicken is sliced and the cheese is in, sprinkle chicken evenly on both sides with the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on top of the potatoes. Cover the chicken with the tomatoes and then sprinkle the tomatoes with the oregano and some olive oil if you would like.

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes until chicken is cooked.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Steak, Chicken, Onion, Pepper, and Garlic

Lunch came out very good.

1 steak (on the small size) cut into bite size pieces
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
1 medium onion sliced
1 red pepper sliced
4 gloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons olive oil or garlic oil
salt and pepper

Layer half the onion, pepper, and then garlic in strips on the bottom of a baking dish.
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Alternate the chicken and steak side by side on top of the onion, pepper, and garlic. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and the remaining oil.
Add the remaining onion, pepper, and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350 for 40 minutes until done. If the onions and peppers begin to burn, just cover with some foil.

Gluten Free Crepes

Never in my life have I ever made a crepe, much less a gluten free one. I am so excited about this and how good it same out. I started to measure then realized I needed more starch so I just started adding more in with my hand. I will you what I think the measurements were. The batter will not be very thick.

2 large eggs
1/2 cup Coffee Mate
5-6 tablespoons arrowroot
pinch of salt

Mix everything together really well. I cooked my crepes in a medium sized cast iron pan. I did butter the pan each time I made a new crepe. I got about 8 crepes out of this. The last three I added about 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar to the batter and it came out very good.