Friday, November 5, 2010

Smoke Detectors

I'm not generally a Maxine cartoon fan but I saw this tonight and it was so appropriate.  Yes, I know this isn't my food blog but I'm still posting it here.

I made cookies.  And pizza. So the oven was working full time. I've been making a series of Amish breads and other baked goods with Amish starter and today I made Amish chocolate chip cookies.  They were excellent. 

I also wanted to try a new vegetarian pizza. I'm not a vegetarian but I like to cook without meat a couple of times a week.  Tonights plan was a black bean pizza.  Homemade whole wheat crust, salsa, cheese, red peppers and black beans. I made the kids and husband pepperoni.  

So first went the cookies. Then I made 3 crusts, popped the families' pepperoni in first and they turned out great!  At this point I am REALLY hungry and eager to get mine in the oven. So I roll out the dough, place the ingredients beautifully all over the pizza until it looks perfect.  It's then I realize that I forgot to prebake the crust.  


All the other pizza's I prebaked which makes it MUCH crispier and easier to slip off the pan.  So I put this in the oven and when we tried to slip it off the sheet onto the rack to crisp, half of it just fell to the bottom of the oven. It wasn't pretty. Luckily I did get a picture before this happened.  

So we scrapped the bottom of the oven but that didn't stop the billowing smoke from coming out of the oven.  So here it is 36 degrees and we have the doors and windows open, the smoke detectors going off and are watching Toy Story 3 and eating pizza amidst pizza smoke.  

The good news is that 1/2 of the pizza turned out great!  Very tasty, not pretty but delicious.  I'll for sure make it again.

The bad news is that I ate way too much this afternoon. I've been spot on all week and the first part of today went well but then I lost it with the pizza and cookies.  I'll do some heavy duty make up this weekend hopefully! 

I'll be posting this pizza on my recipe blog in a few weeks along with probaby the same story.


  1. Yeah, that happens to me every once in a while. But since we moved into this new house, and Hubby hasn't gotten around to cleaning the oven (long story), so I haven't done much in the actual oven lately. Nu-Wave, yes. Vee at

  2. Our smoke detectors are so sensitive they go off from time to time if the oven door is open to long and the heat reaches them. And they're LOUD!

    I used to make homemade pizza all the time, but haven't in years. My son keeps bugging me to though, so I might in the next week or so.

  3. Boy, the pictures on this blog are pretty amazing! Nothing I make ever looks as good as your dishes -- I'm salivating over the Buffalo Chicken Pizza right now. And that BBQ and Pineapple quesadilla is to die for. YUM! Thanks for visiting my blog for the Hot 100 update. Hope you have a good week. I had to stop making pasta this week because I can't stop eating it, so fully relate on the cookies.

  4. Oh I hate it when that happens! I don't think I've ever dumped half a pizza (LOL!) but I've had plenty of pies boil over and leave black char on the bottom of the oven and fill the house with smoke. The Maxine cartoon is perfect!

  5. I check my smoke alarms at least once or twice a week. We have super sensitive ones in the kitchen/livingroom, my hubby smokes and before they made cigs that went out when not smoked I was worried about the what if when he falls asleep in his chair, so these are perfect except for a little smoke, a little steam. At leat I know the batteries work.
    I too love the recipes you share. I also love the normal everyday life you share with us. You are doing great and I know one day you'll hit the goal your working towards.
    By the way, hows the exercises coming along on the 30 days of November?
    Take care and God Bless!!

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  7. Man! Lesson learned: NEVER come to Debbi's blog when I am hungry. lol These pictures are good enough to eat!

    I look forward to trying some of your recipes, despite the carbon experience. :) That just means you're a busy mom and wife.

    Hope you had a great weekend. Go Hottie!

    Psha, am I ever going to get used to this?!


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