When I first started this blog, I put any old recipe I was trying on it and if it failed, I said so. It was just for me. Then I started developing the weeks and had some friends and kind strangers test things for me, and it still had an experimental feel. I don’t want to completely lose that, it’s why I started doing this in the first place and it was fun. So I’m going to continue that here. If something is still in development, I will say. If a recipe is tagged “The Graveyard”, try it at your own risk – I have given it the thumbs-down. If you want to test something, that is great, I am thrilled to have you. Please comment, negative comments are just as welcome as positives.
I haven’t decided how I’m going to organize this section yet. I guess you’ll know when I do.
This is fun for a night when you have some helpers in the kitchen and everyone can have a hand in putting together their own pizza. Pizza is just fun to make.
Basic Pizza Dough
Roasted Fennel, Pepper, and Olive Pizza topping
Spinach, Feta and Olive Pizza
This is for when you have some extra time to spend in the kitchen, and everyone will be home to sit down to dinner. This is the vegetarian equivalent of your Mom’s meat loaf dinner – it is not meatlike, but it is just as comforting. Make plenty of extra mashed potatoes for Mashed Potato “Pancakes for a quick lunch or dinner later in the week. (And to have with the gravy for snacks later, too!)
I wonder if you can make gravy with something other than wheat flour. That would make this a gluten-free meal.
As I gear up for a big day of recipe testing myself (so far I have 6 recipes picked out), I’ve been thinking about days spent in the kitchen, cooking for the week ahead and for the freezer. Some people do this religiously, spending Sunday in the kitchen in order to free themselves up for the rest of the week. I’m rarely that organized or ambitious, and my freezer is too small. It’s full of nuts and bags of the extra squash I roasted, beans I cooked or nutburgers I made, but sometimes I do fire up a bunch of burners and lay in some things for the weeks ahead. I’ll add recipes that are good for this as I post them. Here are a few.
Date: January 24, 2010