I have a bazillion things I would love to write about but it's the week of Christmas and I know you don't have the time to read a long post. So I am going to mete out my weekend news over the next few days...
Monday, December 22, 2008
First on the agenda: Christmas Pizza (and why the Internet is out to get me.)
As I have posted on this site about eleven-ty times, Saturday night is pizza night. I have a bread maker so making crust is super easy. I usually make the crust and bake them just a little bit (without topping) so that I can put the finished pizza directly on the oven rack for a crispier crust.
Well, on Saturday evening I got the first crust baked and placed the second crust in the oven. It was at this critical point that somebody distracted me with a questions and I neglected to set the oven timer. That need-to-know-right-now question led me to a Google search. That Google search led to the checking of email, and the skimming of headlines, and a quick search on You Tube on how to train puppies to do this, when suddenly The Boy says, "Do you smell smoke?"
AUUGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! My pizza crust!
The entire middle portion of the crust was burned.
To say the least I was a bit frustrated with myself. As a matter of fact, there may have been swearing involved, but I'm pleading the fifth.
Seeing my irritation, and wanting to diffuse the situation, The Mister wisely suggested that I should take a picture, you know, for the blog. Which TOTALLY turned my mood around. (Does he know me or what?)
That, I thought to myself, is a great idea! You can turn this bundt pizza into a "Christmas pizza" and then post it to the blog like you meant it to happen...
So that's what I did.
La Vida Dulce!