Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Don't Weeze The Bean Juice

Damn it, Trebek. Would you put a goddamn shirt on!

Mm... I know who's bringing sexy 'Bek.


Yeah, okay, so, it's different. I know. Green is much beloved to me, but today I felt overwhelmed by the onslaught of chartreuse. So I stripped off my blog's old tatty clothes, slapped its ass and sent it back into the world. Nervous, bright eyed, and a little nipply to be honest, its cold out there. Anyway, you like it, it's fine, let's move on!

Alison Krauss & Union Station - New Favourite.mp3

Nada Surf - Blonde on Blonde.mp3

Adel Bengo - Keep You Here.mp3

Mgmnt - Weekend Wars.mp3

The Aquabats - Pizza Day.mp3

That last tune doesn't really jive with the others, but it made me smile. Remember at school, the sanctuary that was Pizza Day? I miss having something like that. I think I may institute Pizza Day from now on. Mmm.. So After work I went shopping for instant yeast and a bottle of vodka. Here's what I made!

Home Brewed Vanilla Extract

1 bottle of vodka
2-3 vanilla beans

Now there seems to be a few ways to go about doing this, but this is how I did it. We'll see how it works. So, crack open that bottle o' Voddy and take a swig to make room for the impending bean action. Or in my case, take 2 or 3 swigs and replace a bit with some Brandy, or Rum. Cut the vanilla beans into half inch pieces and toss them in. And Shake-a-shake-shake. AND Shake-a-shake-shake. Stick this in a cupboard for minimum 3 weeks, but preferably 3 months. Take it out of the cupboard every week and give'r a good solid churning. I read that you can keep the beans in there for up to 3 years. Cheap and Easy! Of course after making this I find this awesome site with some more great recipes. Anyway, have a look!

'Tis Wednesday which means it is $7 Life Drawing Class at the 'Glad. BUT for the 4th week in a row, Im not going! HA! Take that nudies! Instead Im gonna do the dishes, and make some Pizza Pie! Oh baby!

Easiest Pizza Dough Ever!

Thanks to King Arthur Flour

This makes a terrific “do-it-yourself-party!” All you do is make this simple dough and provide plenty of toppings and grated cheese. Your guests will have fun doing the rest. This recipe makes 3 to 4 twelve-inch pizzas. For a larger party, you can easily double it.

FIRST, about two hours before the party: Dissolve in 2 cups warm water, in this order, 1 tablespoon each of sugar, active dry yeast (or 1 packet), and salt. Blend in with a large spoon 5 to 6 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (you can also add 2 tablespoons of olive oil for flavor). Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and springy. Clean and grease your bowl, place the dough in it, cover and let rise until doubled in bulk (1 to 2 hours). Now proceed with your pizza!

NEXT, preheat your oven to 450°F and cut your dough, which you’ve punched down, into 4 pieces.

THEN, roll out each piece, on a floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, into a circle to fit a 12” pizza pan. (To roll, work from the center to the outside like pie dough. Let the dough rest several times to relax it and make it more cooperative. Turn it over from time to time and roll the reverse side.)

NEXT, brush on a bit of olive oil, spread pizza or spaghetti sauce lightly over the surface, and let your guests add their own toppings! Sprinkle the top with grated cheese.

LAST, bake for 15 minutes.

Anyway, the cat is mewing forlornly by her bowl so Im off to feed the stanken cat and do some stankener dishes. Peace OUT.

1 comment:

Wendy77 said...

Man pizza day was so great... a slice of pizza and a box of chocolate milk and a shit Voortman cookie in a plastic sleeve. Those days were so special! Awwwww nostalgia.

And the suckers who were sick that day always lost their slices to the greedy teachers. Hah.