Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Food of the Week...

OK, so I have to admit it, I'm in a rut. A good tasting rut to be sure, but a rut nonetheless...

What's a food loving guy to do? Quit blogging about Friday night adventures or posting a new food shot here each week... Decisions, decisions. OK, since I had no other noteworthy news, heres the Baked Spaghetti we had last Friday night, since it was too cold and wet to grill. This is an adaptation of Thursday night's leftovers - an improvement if you ask me.
Suzy kicked up some crescent roll dough with some pesto and cheese and made pesto cheesy poofs to go with the spaghetti - an off the hook selection. Add in a few well selected bottles of grape squeezings and you've got a great weekend kickoff meal. Here's to creatvity and neccessity being the mother of all invention and all that jazz...

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Homemade Roasted Rooster

Since we had such good luck with our grilled pizza last week, we attempted to recreate one of our favorite pizzas from Harvest Moon - The Roasted Rooster pizza, with grilled chicken, crumbled bacon, caramelized onions, spinach, pesto and sundried tomatoes. This is a white pizza, with no tomato sauce.

Suzy made her dough, this time adding a bit of malt for sweetness, then we chopped up 2.5 pounds of onions and caramelized them in the iron skillet, following a recipe Suzy found in Rachel Ray's magazine. I grilled some chicken brushed with pesto on the grill while Suzy sauteed some spinach and cooked up some bacon to crumble up for the pizza. Once all the prep work was done, we assembled what you see here - chicken, bacon, spinach, pesto, chopped fresh garlic, basil, a blend of 6 italian cheeses, more parmesean cheese, sundried tomatoes, hot pepper flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil to make sure it didn't dry out while cooking. It was quite tasty, but I think next time we agreed a light layer of tomato sauce would help bring out all the flavors better.

Once again, it was great to be at home on a Friday night and have a nice meal at home. I talked to the rental office in Helen yesterday, and they had 5-6 inches of snow up there on Thursday!
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