Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday Food!

I thought I'd do a short food post today; I think Friday's used to be the day for bloggers to do that. This is a real quick simple recipe that works for lunch or even breakfast. Daddy Rabbit, my old boss, taught me this one. You take one flour tortilla, lightly rub or spray both sides with olive oil and toast for a few minutes. I lay the tortilla right on the rack in my toaster oven at about 425 for 5-6 minutes. Watch it close because they tend to swell up and can burn. You see how this one is puffed up? Just take a fork or knife and poke it and it will deflate. After it is slightly toasty, take it out and mash it flat.

I then rub a few tablespoons of pizza sauce over the tortilla and apply a little cheese. I sometimes make a small batch of my own sauce to keep in the fridge for this or you can buy a small jar of ready made sauce. Now, years and years ago I worked as a cook for Pizza Hut during the summer while I was going to college and this is where I learned to put a little cheese down first.

Then, simply layer whatever toppings you like over that. I like ham, onions and mushrooms. What ever you put though, make sure it is thinly sliced as this pizza will not cook as long as a regular pizza. I then layer some more cheese on top! Place the tortilla back in the oven, right on the rack and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Just until it gets as toasty as you like it. Now, obviously, if you don't like thin crust pizza you probably won't like this style but I love it and you can top it with whatever you like. I want to try some spinach, leeks and goat cheese. Bet that would be good.

I slice mine into quarters and scarf it down!! Yumm!!! This is great if you are watching your carb intake; not a lot of dough in this and you can use whatever size tortilla you like. I use the kinda medium size and it makes a great lunch. Add a salad and it would make a good dinner.

It has been so hot here this week we have tried various things to help the chickens stay cool. We broke out the fan for them yesterday and some watermelon rinds. They really seemed to enjoy both. At first they wouldn't touch the watermelon but eventually one brave soul ate some and liked it; then it was on! When we came back there was nothing but the thin, dark green skin.

One funny story for ya'll: Jack had been doing some painting on the trim of the coop and was in the bittie's pen with a small step ladder. He rolled the top netting back to be able to paint and then took a lunch break, leaving the netting pulled back. He didn't think about what those little shits might do. I walked down there just in time to see 3 or 4 of them hopping up the rungs of the ladder, heading straight for that open gap in the netting! One of them reached the top and was contemplating if he could jump the rest of the way! One more leap and they probably could have made it over into the garden! I had to laugh. Maybe they aren't as stupid as many people think!


Beyond My Garden said...

It is also great to brush with butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over it. Maybe to both and make a meal of it.

ErinFromIowa said...

Love all the tortilla ideas! Yum. The chickens trying to make a break for it story was funny!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Thanks for the recipe, Annie! I'm not only the chief cook and bottle washer here, I'm also a fiend for pizza and just happen to have all the ingredients on hand. WOO-HOO, pizza for breakfast tomorrow!

Ed said...

When I have a flour tortilla and a handful of toppings, I'm a quesadilla man.

edifice rex said...

Hey Beyond! Yum! that does sound good!

Hey Erin! yeah, it was funny to watch them!

Hey Chip! I like it for breakfast too!

Hey Ed! yeah, I will make fajitas half the time if I have the tortillas.

HermitJim said...

To me a tortilla is like a Ritz cracker! Taste good with nearly anything on it!

Must be a southern thing!

Love the tale of the chickens! Pretty crafty birds!