Saturday, March 14, 2009
If It's Friday, It Must Be Pizza...
As I have mentioned before, more often than not, Friday night is pizza night! Sometimes we buy one and have it delivered, but often- I make one from scratch.. When I make a "home made" pizza, I make a big one! As you can see, it fills a cookie sheet... I have a pizza stone, pizza peel, and occasionally use them- when I'm in the mood. The crust I use is Giada DeLaurentis'(The pretty woman with the big noggin on The Food Channel! Probably misspelled her name..) version which is simple and comes out every time! The key to decent pizza crust is to be patient and let it rise! Use your favorite toppings sparingly, then bake quickly at 450F for about 15 minutes. The pros have ovens that run far hotter, with shorter cooking times- which is why theirs is always a little better than ours!
It's corned beef and cabbage next, followed by Reuben sandwiches! I'm not Irish, but I do enjoy good corned beef! Fun fact to know and yell... Ireland does not consider this a traditional meal for St. Paddys! Irish immigrants were looking for an inexpensive replacement for Irish style bacon, and their Jewish neighbors introduced them to Kosher corned beef as a substitute!