Apr 13, 2014

See Ya in the Gumbo # 129 {potluck}

Next week's See Ya in the Gumbo 
will go live Monday, April 21st.

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

My great grandpa said See ya in the gumbo! 
instead of "good-bye."
It means see ya out there in the mix.

Gumbo is a mix of various ingredients.  
And no two people make it the same way.
To "make a gumbo" means much more than cooking.  When someone says "I'm making a gumbo," it means family and friends are invited.

I invite you to join this POTLUCK PARTY every Sunday night.
Bring whatever mix of ingredients you'd like.

Ms. enPlace

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Apr 10, 2014

Fit for a Brit {Nigel Slater's Sausages and Mustard}

I Heart Cooking Clubs is featuring the recipes of Nigel Slater for the next 6 months.  This week our theme is "Fit for a Brit."

I'm not on the up and up with British cuisine, but sausages (think bangers and mash) and mustard (think Coleman's) seem to be on the list.
Sausages and Mustard | Ms. enPlace

So when I found Nigel Slater's Sausages & Mustard on the BBC website (click for recipe), I said "well, why not?"

Sausages and Mustard | Ms. enPlace

It didn't hurt that this is a pasta dish.  With a creamy sauce.  And that I could use one of my favorite things on earth...Zatarain's Creole Mustard.

Sausages and Mustard | Ms. enPlace

See...this creamy sauce has not one, but TWO types of mustard.  Dijon and grainy mustard.

I used the hell out of both because I love mustard.

Notes:  This dish was ok.  I made a huge mistake overdoing things because I couldn't control my mustard greed.  Then I tried to tighten my sauce by adding a couple of tablespoons of Parmesan.  Result = salt city.

I will try this again the right way.  I'm sure it will be very good.

Visit I Heart Cooking Clubs to see what other Fit for a Brit dishes were made this week.

Apr 7, 2014

My Favorite Pizza {Chicken, Bacon, and Green Chile Pizza}

Sometimes a girl needs bacon.
On pizza.

With roasted chicken.

Roasted green chiles.

And sufficient amounts of cheese.

Because after a hard day's work, a healthy smoothie for breakfast every morning--dutifully, some granola-y snack, and a tiny little lunch,

pizza topped with bacon, roasted chicken, green chiles, and gooey, stringy cheese is just what's called for.

Leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, 
and roasted green chiles 
is my favorite way to top a pizza.
What's yours?

Print It!

Chicken, Bacon, & Green Chile Pizza

for the dough:
(from Master Pizza Dough by Aimster/Amy)

3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 F)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 450 F.
In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir very warm water and olive oil into dry ingredients. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface for 10 minutes. Shape dough into smooth ball. Roll and press dough into a 12-14" circle.  Dust a pizza peel with cornmeal.  Place the circle of dough on the peel and shake to make sure the dough will slide off into the oven.  Slide the dough directly onto your oven rack.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Remove with the pizza peel.

*Note: There are several types of yeast available for baking. Make sure you buy Rapid Rise yeast for this...that’s what makes the rising time so short.

for the sauce:
(from Aclark/Amy)

1 can tomato paste
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon Italian dried seasonings
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Stir everything together in a saucepan.  Bring the mixture up to a simmer and cook for twenty minutes.  Use what you need to top your pizza and freeze the rest.

for the toppings:
1 heaping cup shredded rotisserie (or other leftover) chicken
5-6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (4 oz) can diced roasted green chiles, well drained
1 heaping cup grated mozzarella cheese

After the pizza crust is prebaked, lower the oven to 375 F.  Spread as much or as little sauce as you like on the prebaked crust, leaving about a 1" border.  Top with the chicken, bacon, chiles, and cheese.  Bake at 375 F for 10-15 minutes.  Slice and serve.

 Need more PIZZA?
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