Archive for December 5th, 2008

Is That Your Final Answer?


I went to take my written motorcyle test today.  Don’t you just love the dmv?  There were 25 questions and you were allowed to miss 5.  After each question you have to confirm your answer by hitting the “is that your final answer?” button.  I felt like I was on a gameshow.  The girl next to me was screwed, after 15 questions she had already reached her limit, but in one of the greater comebacks in dmv history, she went on a hot streak and answered her last 10 correctly.  After each one she would call out to her friend- “I got it!”  It was real nerve racking not only for her and her friend, but all of us others taking our test.  I got 4 wrong, just a bit of drama toward the end, but some good softball questions bailed me out.  I have been riding the bike around the neighborhood, and finally got it out of 2nd gear!

Deep Dish Pan Pizza

It has been cold here, and it’s starting to drive me crazy.  I must be craving comfort food since I cooked pan pizza and turkey chili the last two nights for dinner.  I will post the turkey chili recipe as well since it was good, healthy, and super easy.  This pan pizza cost me around $10.00 to make and will feed 4-6 people, so it’s a lot cheaper than  your local pizza restaurant, and it’s pretty darn good too, and if you ask me, fun to make (I like cooking though).  Of course the sky is the limit as to what you put on yours.

Buy some pizza dough from a pizza store or specialty shop and roll out to fit the sheet pan.  Push in to the pan and drizzle with olive oil.


Bake at 500 degrees for 5 minutes or until is gets golden brown.  If it bubbles up, don’t worry about it, slap it down when you get it out of the oven.


Spread some mozzarella cheese on top.


Add a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes. (drain it good)


I cooked a few chicken breasts and a package of turkey italian sausage together and added that. (oh yeah, and sprinkled a little dried oregano too)


This thing is really growing isn’t it?  I finished it off with olives, peppers, mushrooms, some more mozzarella, and some parmesan.


Ok, finally ready to bake this puppy again.  Probably around 10 minutes or so, or until it looks similar to this:


Slip it on to a cutting surface, and cut that bad boy up!