Thursday, November 13, 2014
Cheesy Goodness and The Gingerbread Men Saga
Doesn't this look like a big gooey, cheesy mess? It sure was, and was it ever delicious. I make pizza nearly every week. A few days ago I decided that I would give stromboli a try instead. It was actually easier to do than pizza because there isn't that neat trick of sliding the pie off the peel and onto a hot stone. The dough is rolled like a jelly roll and placed on a lightly greased cookie sheet. I never follow recipes exactly and for the stromboli I combined two. I stuck with my "go to" dough recipe, which you can find here:
and this Emeril Lagasse Stromboli recipe: stromboli
I switched the filling to what we like; pepperoni, sausage, sweet onion, red pepper, garlic. I also added a little bit of pizza sauce to the filling. Of course there was lots of mozzarella and parmesan cheese in there too.
Yummy! I can't wait until next week so I can make it again.
You may recall that a few weeks ago I decided to make ornaments once more. Don't ask me why, since the first bunch took FOREVER to sell. The last firing was mostly the slip trailed gingerbread men and I spent last night sanding and stringing them up. Cooling in the kiln right now is an assortment of animals, hearts, and stars. I was thinking I would have a good selection to take to the show next week. Wouldn't you know, someone came in the shop today and commented on how much she loved the gingerbread men, but it was too bad that I only had three because she needed twelve. I really made her day when I said I had a whole bunch more that I hadn't put out yet. Let me tell you, selling twelve in one fell swoop was a heck of a lot better than one at a time at $8. There is something about an $8 sale that makes me want to cry. A $96 sale feels much better.
and now I am back down to a handful of gingerbread men... I wonder if I have time to make a few more before the show???