The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 150 & 151

June 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm (Food) (, , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!  Sorry I’m behind again…

So it’s been an interesting couple of days around here.  Last night, we decided not to cook at home, and to have some fun!  So we went off to a comic book store, Mike, William and I, James was working…  all three of us got something, so that was cool!  Got to check out one of the stores we couldn’t get into last Monday, it was a really nice store, except for the older comics, they were a PAIN to get to!  So now we’ve been to four local stores, one was really tiny and hard to move around in.  One was laid out really well, their older selection was awesome, but their newer selections were limited.  One was nice, good selection all around for the guys, but nothing I was interested in.  And then this last one, really good new selection and graphic novels everywhere, but the older ones were hard to hunt through.  At least we know where to go for what now!

Today, we went to Kmart, got Mike some new work shirts, looked for a lunch box for William since he lost his favorite, and he’s really bummed about it.  Haven’t been able to find what he wants, since of course he wants one EXACTLY like the one he lost, but we’ll look once the bring out all the school supplies later this summer, you never know.

Then we went to a couple of book stores, Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble.  Got two more books in the Percy Jackson series, since I finished the first three already!  (Yes, I said ME)  William is still working on the third, but they other two will be waiting when he’s ready!  I wanted to get the second and third Hunger Games books, but they aren’t in paperback yet!  Maybe I’ll splurge next pay day and get them all as digital editions rather than wait for the paperbacks.  Also got a couple of cook book marks!

And in between all this, got some dishes and laundry done, so it was a productive day as well.

So, on to dinner…  it’s supposed to be family movie night, but I think we’re all outgrowing that family event, so William is watching a movie in the game room, and Mike and I are watching Hatfields and McCoys on History channel.  But I still want us to eat together, so I still made something everyone would like.  So we had semi-home made pizza, and mini biscuit pizzas.  Here are the recipes:

Home Made Pizza

1 frozen pizza dough, thawed in the fridge

1 jar pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce of your liking

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Turkey pepperoni

Chopped ham

Olive oil spray

Spray a round pizza pan with olive oil cooking spray.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Pull or roll pizza dough into a large circle and place it on the pizza pan.  Spread it all the way to the edges, making sure to make a small lip around the edges so you have a nice crust when it’s cooked.  Spread on pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce, as thick as you like, but we like about 5 tbsp on ours.  Put on pepperoni and ham, top with enough cheese that when it’s melted, you won’t know there’s any meat on there!  That’s about 1 to 1 1/2 cups as near as I can figure.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until crust is risen around the edges and cheese is melted all the way around the pizza.  Remove from oven, allow to cool about 5 minutes, cut with a pizza wheel or knife into 6-8 wedges and serve!

Mini Biscuit Pizza

1 can regular size biscuits

Pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce

Pineapple tidbits

Chopped ham

Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Olive oil spray

Spray a cookie sheet with the olive oil spray.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Press the biscuits as flat as you can with your fingers or with a rolling pin.  Try to keep them relatively round.  Place on cookie sheet.  Top with about 1/2 tbsp sauce, pineapple, ham and shredded cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are toasted and cheese is melted.  Serve!

So that was our quick and easy but crowd pleasing meal tonight!  And it really did go over well, there’s only three of the mini’s left.

Anyway, that’s it for tonight, gonna watch TV with Mike for a while.  Until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!


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