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.