Have you ever heard the phrase “try easier”? It sounds a little floofy, but is packed with wisdom.
I had been waiting until after my cooking class last night to post my recipes for Pasilla-Blackbottom Cheesecake with Door County Cherries and Ancho Sauce, and Tamarind-Glazed Pork Shoulder.
But guess what? As soon as the class was over, I gobbled down the last of the pork and cheesecake and then realized that I forgot to take pictures. And what is a post about food without pictures to drool over?
Yep, two days of marinating, blending, cooking, processing, squeezing, and I forgot to snap the photo before I chowed down. Whoops. And just the thought of making it all over again is enough to make me swear off cherries for life.
After that intensive, and very fun, night of cooking and teaching, I decided to make homemade pizza. This evening, I plopped the dough ingredients in the bread machine, and pulled out some leftovers and voila, pizza is served. An easy, and well-loved, meal for the first dinner I have eaten with my family in 2 days.
The leftovers consisted of taco meat (Black Earth Farm grass-fed beef and taco seasoning mix), so I decided to make a taco pizza. Salsa mixed with pizza sauce formed the base, over which I crumbled cream cheese, taco meat and shredded cheese.
But wait, it's also Thursday, and that means....CSA day!! In case you didn't notice, I did not post a CSA menu for last week. I was so exhausted from preparing meals with garlic scapes and lettuce that I had to leave town. So last Thursday, we headed out to go camping. Whew! After three nights in a tent, almost a full recovery--and very few vegetables--were had.
Anyway, today the CSA (is it week #4?) basket arrives. What's in it? Garlic scapes and lettuce (Oh, I missed you so). Also pearl onions, more lettuce, broccoli and chard (my neighbor took the kohlrabi and zucchini.)
Perfect for pizza toppings! So I made two pizzas. The non-taco pizza consisted of thin-sliced pearl onions, sauteed with mushrooms, peppers and garlic scapes, sprinkled over red sauce and topped with fresh basil, mozarella and pepperoni.
Two delicious pizzas (the taco pizza won the taste test), and one CSA meal down. I love what happens when I try easier.