Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shining Bright to See, What You Can Truly Be

I love to cook but that doesn't mean I cook all that well or make amazing stuff very often. I have made stand out meals but not consistently. Sometimes I lose confidence that I have anything unique to offer. I love how every once in a blue moon though, I'll hit something out of the park unknowingly. I'm just cookin' along, nothing special is happening but low and behold a dish will come out superb. This happened with my pizzas the other night. I wasn't looking to do the whole homemade fiasco. This was a store bought crust, on a work night, I'm tired, P's tired, you get the picture. We're just lookin' to eat. Pillsbury Artisan Wheat Crust dough, great by the way. I stretched it and made two pies out of it. The one I thought would be special was with turkey sausage, broccoli (which on pizza is always extra meaty tasting), onions and lots of garlic. I used a mild cheddar that I thought would be dreamy, sort of like a casserole taste. It was good, no doubt.

But the stand out was the second one, the one I sort of just threw together because I had to use up the leftover pepperoni slices. I made my quick sauce using tomato paste, garlic, oregano, salt, red peppers. Laid that down, pepperoni slices, Kalamata olives, fire-roasted tomatoes drained well and Cotija cheese, the Mexican equivalent to a mild feta that I've been putting on everything because I got a big wedge on sale. Then fresh basil and red pepper flakes on top.

Somehow that combo ignited in my mouth and all of it down to the textures just kept shining brighter!

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