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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Pizza Bread And Onion Wraps, With Walnut Fudge Brownies





My wife had bought some great sub buns- and they were getting a little stiff.. Perfect for a pizza flavored topping! Imagine designer whole wheat sub buns, split to make four halves.. Topped with a slow simmered tomato sauce loaded with basil, oregano, fennel, onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, salt and red pepper. Grated Parmesan, and Romano, mixed with shredded Mozzarella onto the sauce, topped with mushrooms and pepperoni- broiled until bubbly- well, it was good! My son and his girlfriend were able to stop by..we had the open faced pizza, onion wraps, and brownies for an impromptu meal that was fun for the fellowship, if not the food! I love family at the table.. It makes me feel like a part of something timeless and ageless.. It bonds families, I think.

27 comments:

Mona said...

That all looks so colorful

(((HUGS))) Buf. Wish you & your Family a happy new year

boots said...

umms! you just need to post me a meal plan for a month!! I panic when i walk in the kitchen!!

Happy NY! and no my boots are not worn out! they are too freakin' cold!! coming up with a "perfect" re-entry tho!

Barbara said...

Family around the table is one of the biggest joys in life. Not something I have very often because everyone lives so far away. But I enjoyed it immensely while they were here. Talking after we eat, all relaxed and sated. Good times. Really good.

G-Man said...

It's all about love brother...

Akelamalu said...

I'm with you Buff - the family round the table is pure joy!

blueviolet said...

I love those warm tomatoes on top. I think that was a perfect meal for the family to enjoy together.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Yes I can imagine that and YUM! Great post BD

Finn said...

I love sitting at the table with my extended family. There's usually more laughing than eating, but whatever. ;)

Not sure how I feel about fennel in the tomato sauce. Is it strong?

buffalodick said...

Mona- Good to hear from you... Wishing you strength and peace in the coming New Year..
Boots- I'm no planner! I don't know what I'm going to fix until I make it!
Barb- You got it right!
G-man- You know it! You can't fix the world's problems, but you can feed the ones you love..
Ake- We miss that- when there were our two, and usually some of their friends..
BlueV- The food was an excuse to have them over!
Highlander- They got a kick out me calling Comcast for over billing us $2000! I showed them how nice I could be while reaming someone a new exit in their behind!
Finn- Fennel is a slightly licorice flavor well used in Italian cooking..it sweetens and enriches the sauce- somewhat off set by the vinegar, which sharpens it..I love it!

Chef E said...

Buff- I am having fun cooking with my son these past few days, and more to come...

Open face pizza is a great idea for us as well...we are trying to eat at home, and not go out to save money...great bonding time indeed!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have me drooling over the pizzas; incredible you were able to put so much on those designer sub rolls. The onion wraps are real eye candy. Are they wrapped on proscuitto?

Family at the table for dinner...I'm a hard @$$ bitch about that...a hard @$$ that's trying to make happy family memories dang it!

snowelf said...

I'm with Kathrine. Families need to eat together as often as possible. Most of the great movie scenes are centered around dinner for a reason. ;)
I love turkey pepperoni when we make our own pizza snacks similar to yours. It's got all of the spice and deliciousness but much healthier.

--snow

Marjie said...

Actually, I have some day old wheat French loaves I made. This looks like a good lunch idea!

Marjie said...

And I have never held dinner without everyone at the table. Someone's working until 9, we'll hold dinner at 9:30. It holds the family together, and creates memories that last forever.

Brian Miller said...

mmmm...pizza buns sound great...and not too hard to make either. we used to make pizzas with english muffins.

A Year on the Grill said...

onion wraps... Food with handles!!!

Gloria said...

These pizza bread look really yummy, I love them.All look really nice! huggs gloria

pinknest said...

Aw, sounds lovely! Was it nice and crunchy pizza in the end?

Ily said...

I love family at the table as well. It's a beautiful sight!

I also love how creatively you cook!

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Food bonds families, friends, and is a great way to make a good first impression..
Katherine- You are the top when it comes to the values we all have( or need!)Onion wraps can be done in any thin cut meat- these were corned beef..
Snowniece- It's all good! Enjoy the way you do it- could become a tradition...
Marjie- A table surrounded by loved ones are my happiest moments..
Brian- The food was secondary to the fact I had family around the table once again..
Griller- I love these things!
Gloria- They were good, but the company was better! Hugs back, you sweetie!
Pink- Nice and chewy with a bit of a crunch..It worked!
Ily- Happy people are what I live for...

UBERMOUTH said...

OMG if that is what you casually throw together , I will be part of your family and be at your table every night!

Bina said...

You had me at walnut fudge brownies. OH. MY. GOD. THAT is the way to my heart.

Donna-FFW said...

You draw me in when you say imagine..

Pizza sounds perfectly delicious, great use for the aging bread, love the name open faced pizza..

Family at dinner is what I strive for most nights. One of my favorite parts of the day.

Gloria said...

I love family table when the com pany is good, and everybody is OK and happy, so nice, is the best, gloria

buffalodick said...

Uber- It was simple and fast!
Bina- I like plain, wife likes walnuts in them- guess who won?
Donna- With grown kids, and one living out of state- I miss it!
Gloria- It makes it an event, not just eating!

Chris said...

Swear, I read that first line as something about your wife having great buns the first time I read it. Laughed when I re-read it.

I love those onion wraps, those are excellent!

buffalodick said...

Chris- I never remark on any woman's buns- I like my teeth intact.. :)