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Easy Greek Style Pizza and Chili made today!

06 Feb

Hello all,

I made the 2 chilies tonight, Aaron McCargo Jr. was easy to make. The only trouble I had was that I couldn’t find bonless beef short ribs. I ended up buying 3lbs. of bone in beef short ribs it’s all I could find. The other problem I had was with all the oil. I ended up skimming alot of oil off the top, could have been the short ribs maybe? I followed the recipe with everything else. It tasted really good, I had a 1/2 cup full just to test the flavor. We’ll see how everyone likes it tomarrow… Melissa d,Arabian’s chili took alot more work, I still have to add the spinanch and the cream tomarrow before we eat it. I think that will tame the heat a bit, it’s a little hot. I coudn’t find smoked paprika, so I bought some mexican paprika, it’s a little hotter than the regular kind. Both these recipes were a little spendy, I spent about $50 for everything. The recipes say they should feed 6-8 people, so I guess that’s not to bad. Cheaper than going out to eat somewhere!!! I didn’t finish the cake for tomarrow, I don’t think anyone will miss it, anyway. Were decorating cookies so there will be plenty of other stuff anyway. I am just to tired tonight!!!  I have the cake baked and the icing made, I put them in the freezer to use for something else maybe…

I baked the cake for the vet today, decided to make a spice cake with a cream brulee flavored icing. I’m using coffee creamer in the buttercream, I think it will taste really good we’ll see!!! 🙂

I saw my 2 Drs. today and the dentist said I’m doing a really good job taking care of my teeth. He gave me some tips on how to handle my teeth sensitivity and dry mouth. To to stay away from acid like foods, and don’t use teeth whitening. The eye Dr. said my eyes are doing better, which is good. I’ll see hime agian in 2 months for check up, I jsut keep praying that they will get better.

I got a letter from the Caynon County Fair today to renew my contract for this year. Last year the fair decided to have a tent and put my department, the canning department, horticulture department, and the chefs of the day out there. It was distarous, my display cake was made of fondant and by the next day it was melting, so were other cakes. My judges couldn’t even taste some enttries because with the heat and the swap coolers they had in there. Anything that was made with fruit was allreay starting to mold!!! YUCK!! You could smell it when you opened the ziplock bag. I know they thought is was a good idea, and I wished it could have worked out. The tent cut off alot of handicapped and senior parking, I don’t think we had as many people come last year. We’ll see how this year turns out. I’m not sending the letter back until next week, after I see Dr. Oster, the specialist. I have 2 more lung treatments, and we’ll see from there what they can do.

Here’s my recipe for me Easy Greek Style Pizza, I hope you all like it!!! Tomarrow I’ll post pictures of my display, how it looked before and after… 

Easy Greek Style Pizza

1 (13.8oz.) tube pizza dough

1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

2 cups crumbled feta cheese, divided

2 cups cooked & shredded chicken

1 (13.75 oz.) can quartered artichoke hearts, in brine,

                                                    rinsed, drained, & patted dry

1/2 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup calamata olives, sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 12-inch pizza pan or a 9×13 pan with cooking spray, & spread out the pizza dough evenly. Pre-bake the dough for 15 minutes. Spread on the ranch dressing & one cup of the feta cheese. Layer on the rest of the ingredients, and top with remaining feta cheese. Bake for 25-40 minutes, or just until the pizza crust I browned on the bottom and the cheese is melted.  

 

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Posted by on February 6, 2010 in Pizza

 

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