Monday, December 31, 2007

Green Olive Pizza

Howdy! I made pizza, with the help of my 8 year old sister. We first made the dough, let it rise for about 45 minutes, then rolled it out and had it bake in the oven for about 15 minutes so that the dough wouldn't be soggy. We then took it out, put the tomato sauce and cheese on it, and topped it off with some delicious green olives. Green olives are my favorite pizza topping. We also stuffed the crust with some cheese. Next time if I make stuffed crust pizza, I will add more stuffing into the crust because you almost couldn't tell that there was cheese in the crust.

The pizza came out good imho. 3 cups of flour went into the dough - I used two cups bread flour and one cup whole wheat flour. The crust was soft, but the pizza wasn't the same without a pizza stone.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


Oh hello there. I made schnitzel!!11!!!shiftone111!!! Schnitzel is Jewish for fried boneless skinless breaded chicken breasts. To prepare this dish, cut the chicken into thin slices, as long as possible. Then, pound the chicken with a chicken hammer with a piece of plastic wrap on top of the chicken so that the chicken doesn't go flying everywhere. Then, put the chicken into a bowl with two eggs, some soy sauce and some honey. I mix everything around such that the chicken is well coated. The chicken goes into the refrigerator to rest for around 15 minutes. During that time I fill a frying pan with at most 1/4 inch of canola oil and place that on the stove to warm up. Then I just dip the chicken in some bread crumbs and fry that puppy up (yeah I'm lame).

You have to be careful not to burn the chicken. I made this chicken twice last week and the first batch was perfect but the last batches were always burnt. This time I managed not to burn any of the pieces.. for the most part.

My little sister who doesn't eat anything had seven whole pieces of this chicken! And she made sure to tell me every time she took one.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Lasagna with Spinach and Broccoli

Why hello. I made lasagna and copied my mom by adding broccoli in it as well. I bought frozen broccoli florets, defrosted them, got the water out of them, and chopped them up. I personally enjoy the broccoli in there. This is probably one of my better lasagnas. It also looked pretty nice coming out of the oven because I took the aluminum foil off of the lasagna about halfway into the baking process, giving it time to turn golden. This lasagna wasn't as watery as usual, although still a little too watery.