Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Cooking; Shaking things up with a new pizza recipe

(Our zucchini pizza straight out of the oven)

My husband has been very tied up this week both at work and directing a high school production of Little Women; The Musical.  He was called in to save the play when the directer originally hired for the position up and quit.  She deserted right after she'd picked the play and cast it!  Then zip, gone!  Our son is a student at the school and they've asked handsome husband to direct before but it's never worked out.  This time he said yes.

What does all that have to do with my cooking week?  Our schedule has been off.  He and my son, who he sweet talked into playing an old man,  have been busy with rehearsals making this week an easy cooking week, filled with leftovers and warmed up pasta.  I did make patty melts one night with some brat burgers I found at Hansen's, my around-the-corner dairy/local food selling utopia.   Last night we had a classic go-to comfort food dinner of refried bean burritos adding in  roasted cubed eggplant to spice it up.

Earlier in the week I'd clicked on one of Janssen's posts at Everyday Reading to see her menu line-up and found a recipe for zucchini pizza she shared from Perry's Plate.  I love making pizza and find it far superior to any pie purchased over the counter.  Yes, I am a pizza snob, even shredding my own mozzarella.   I have two round stones, a great pizza wheel and a recipe for dough from an old Rodale cookbook that I've used for years.

After reading the zucchini recipe I knew I had to try it. It is my new favorite!  My husband and I ate all of it-I saved out one square to share with my amazing library volunteer.  She and I love trading recipes and this will be good for her to try.  My kids hated it though so it is not necessarily kid-friendly.  Luckily the dough makes two pies and the second one I just tossed sauce and cheese on top and they ate it and smiled big pizza-smiles.  What they did love though was smell of the kitchen during the pie-making and baking process!  What a great tradition to pass on.


Other baking news:

Perry's Plate (at the Tasty Kitchen) has a gluten-free apple, ginger, and spice scones which uses almond flour.  I'm going to make these soon just to experiment with gluten-free.

I signed up to bake whoopie pies for our church bazaar-something Christmas-y.  Maybe a peppermint/chocolate combo.

Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads.  Click there for many more food-related posts.


Golden Eagle said...

I love pizza! That looks quite good. :)

bermudaonion said...

I never thought of putting zucchini on pizza, but that looks wonderful!

Janssen said...

Wow, yours is BEAUTIFUL! So glad you loved it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love spinach on pizza so i bet this would be wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tasting! It was great!!! Emma asked me to ask for the recipe. janice