Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Food pics

I took pictures! Finally. I have this terrible habit of not taking pictures and then trying to explain what only a picture could portray.
Pizza Night is quickly becoming a staple at our house and the perfect cure for Monday. As soon as I get home from work, I make a batch of dough with bread flour, seasoning, olive oil, yeast and warm water. While it is rising, I go work out to justify the amount of pizza I'm about to devour.

Once the dough is ready, I split it and put one half in the freezer and the other half on a greased pan where it will rise for another 30 min. Then I bake the crust for 8 min, here's the delicious baked crust:
Please don't judge the imperfection, shapes were never really my thing.

While the dough was rising I prepared the pizza sauce. It's simple as pie, or pizza sauce, if you will.

Tomato paste+diced tomatoes+chopped onion+ minced garlic+ seasonings+ olive oil= yum
After layering the sauce and the mozzerella cheese, I added a hodge podge of what was in the refrigerator. This came out to a fabulous creation of Italian sausage (which worked out perfectly since the RHNJ were in Italy), sliced onions and feta cheese. There were also three lone jalapeno slices which I added for Mr. Spoiled Rotten (Jeff).

George guarding the pizza/Hoping he gets the first bite:
I almost forgot to take a picture of the finished product, and after all those prep pictures, that would be a tad anti-climactic for my taste. So, I jumped up in the middle of dinner and ran back to the kitchen to snap this shot. While Jeff, asked, "Are you taking pictures of your cooking now?"

Yes Jeff, I am. Get over it.


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Hehehe. Love the last line. My husband asks me the same questions when I take a picture of anything.

This post has really opened my eyes. I have never made pizza dough or pizza sauce myself! Where have I been?! You make it sound so easy!!! So how do you know when it has risen enough???

Café Bellini said...

I take pictures of everything now (since I started blogging) and I find it a bit embarrassing when I'm in a restaurant and taking endless photos of what I'm drinking and eating, especially when the person I'm with doesn't know about the blog! They must think I'm really weird!

littledaisymay said...

Yum! Now I'm starving :)

Miranda said...

I'm going to attempt my first 100% homemade pizza tom. night.
If it isn't a complete disaster I will post on it :)

Lane :) said...

yum. pizza sounds really good. :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG! That pizza looks really good! Now I'm craving for some pizza and it's almost bed time. Tsk tsk

brookem said...

mmm... that looks amazing! i'm starving right now and pretty much drooling looking at this. YUM.

new reader here, by the way :) i found your blog through skinnyrunner.

ellen said...

My friend made fun of me yesterday for taking lots of blog pictures... must be something only bloggers understand! Glad you found my blog so I could follow yours :)

ag. said...

That looks so delicious! Love that you make your own dough!