Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Directions

I'm in the middle of a long and drawn out disagreement with my the company that carries the warranty on my stove.

On the bright side, I have had eleven days to explore creative ways to cook with small kitchen appliances. (On the not so bright side, I may have many, many more days to continue this creativity).

I have made:

Hot dogs on the George Foreman Grill
Baked potatoes in the microwave
Pot roast in the crock pot
Pea soup in the crock pot
Mushroom dumplings in the rice steamer
Sesame green beans in the electric skillet
Vegetable lo mein in the electric skillet. I even boiled the noodles in that skillet!
Spicy tofu in the electric skillet
Couscous in the electric tea kettle
English muffins on the electric griddle
Veggie burgers in the electric skillet
Chick pea chili in the crock pot

(It may be possible that I have too many kitchen appliances.)

My friends have been following along, asking about the "small kitchen appliance of the day" and suggesting that I start a new blog. I do not have time for another blog, but I figured I could carve out time for one post about my cooking adventures.

Tonight's "kitchen appliance of the day" was the toaster oven. I made deep dish pizza in an 8x8 pan.

If this is something that you might like to make, here are the ingredients. Note: I don't really use recipes, so everything is approximate. Sorry.

1 batch of pizza dough, divided into two 8x8 pans

top with:

olive oil
fresh pressed garlic
fresh chopped tomatoes
fresh chopped onions
a little tomato sauce if you like that
Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley, and whatever else smells good)
shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese
fresh sliced mushrooms
and, if you are lucky like I am, some fresh lamb sausage from the local farm. yum!

Bake at 425*ish for 15 ish minutes.



Kim said...

I can almost smell that pizza........yum

What's up with the parts?

Darx said...

Sounds to me like you have just the right amount of kitchen appliances!

Wish we were closer, I'd loan you my Farberware rotisserie-- you could make lots of stuff on that.