Now, if you haven’t realized already, I make up my own rules when cooking and try things on the fly. I don’t really follow recipes exactly and like to experiment. I find that when I do that my dinners turn out much better.
For starters, hubby was late and kind of messed me up, I wanted us to do this as a family. So I was doing this in a rush while watching Dinosaur climb on the couch and swiffer pole.
I didn’t use whole wheat dough, I have bad reactions to whole so we used the dreaded white dough, LOL. I didn’t have any flour, I thought we did, but we didn’t. Without flour, a rolling pin was useless. But that is okay, we can improvise and figure it out. That’s the fun part. I want my son, even though he wasn’t helping this time, to know that cooking is fun. We are not supposed to be perfect and orderly, messy is good. Cooking should be fun, NOT a chore.
I used my sauce and homemade meatballs (with zucchini chunks). I have to sneak veggies in anyway I can. I also used soy cheddar cheese and totally forgot about the eggs. I will post about my meatballs on one of the Tuesday posts in the future.
|Super messy, using just olive oil and sauce. I think I over did it on the sauce, oooops.|
|On the pan they looked horrific, I was worried they were going to be too thick and doughy. Next time I am going to bake them on the iron cast skillet.|
|On the plate they looked really good. The soy cheese was spilling out and the dough was red from sauce.|
|That first bite was magical, but the real test was Dinosaur. He totally approved and would not put the pizza pocket down in between bites.|
|He ate an ENTIRE pizza pocket. He is one messy, but sated dinosaur.|
I also wanted to share my stove with you. It’s an electric stove and I spent ten years cooking on a gas one. I have to say electric heats up faster and cooks quicker, so it took some getting used to.
As I have stated in previous posts, we live in a small apartment and ALL of the appliances are outdated, but still work. That is what happens when you rent. How old is my stove? Well, I’m not sure, but here are some pics to show you how old it is.
What’s your cleaning agenda today?