Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Scotland and Pizza

Yesterday I looked through my Scotland photos to find something paintable. I did print out a couple of things, but mostly I just oohed and aahed over Scotland. It was difficult to concentrate on paintable photos when I was busy reminiscing. Then I decided to post a photo so that my readers could enjoy Scotland again, but the photos were way to large. This gave me incentive to try an download Picasa - again. Because of the movies in my files, it took forever. Each time Picasa came to video, it stopped. Eventually I waded through the whole shebang and got 'er done. I was able to make the photo smaller and upload it. Ooh - Aah!


Although I had an art class, I did not get much painting done yesterday.


Toby and I have been on a pizza kick. We are looking for a good crust recipe. We got a recipe off of the Internet - it was okay, but nothing to write home about. Toby kneaded the dough and tried to spread it out on the pizza board. He shaped the pizza into something like a map of the USA, but he called it a "Sicily pizza." After he spread it so thin that it had several holes in it and patches, I couldn't stand it any more. I tried to let him do his thang (he has certain ideas of how he wants his pizza), but it made me crazy - patience was never one of my strong points. As he stretched and patched the dough, I finally had to say, "Stop it. Roll it into a ball. Now give it to me." I proceeded to show him how to work the dough - years of pottery making gives me an advantage. Then I gave the dough back to him and let him stretch it out way to thin again. Next we tried pre-made dough bought in the store. It was tasty, but not great. It was much easier and faster - I'm all about fast, easy, and cheap. We each took one small pre-made pizza dough and put our own toppings on it. We both used cilantro pesto that I made, but different toppings. I do have to admit that Toby's was the best.


Yesterday was actually a nice day - a bit breezy, but not howling winds as we have had. We got out the bikes and did a little eight mile ride. I was huffing and puffing up those Oklahoma hills. It was a good ride - something to balance all that pizza.

8 comments:

Buck said...
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Buck said...

Next we tried pre-made dough bought in the store. It was tasty, but not great. It was much easier and faster - I'm all about fast, easy, and cheap.Hey... I'm fast, easy, and cheap, too!! Oh, wait. Pizza. Yeah, well that too... and I go you one better: DiGiorno's. ;-)You dodged a bullet today. I almost gave you one of those "You're ALL winners!" blog-award thingies. You're welcome. Again: ;-)(Blogger deleted my spacing on the first try. Bitchez.)

Buck said...

WTF???? I even PRE-VIEWED it the last time!!! I HATE Blogger!!!

Skybag said...

I have a tummy ache, and your pizza was the last thing I ate *raised eyebrows*.

Jo Castillo said...

I always get lost in photographs, too. I start looking for a reference and end up just looking. Little Caesars is cheap and lots easier!

Bag Blog said...

Buck, this morning I published my post and then viewed it. About an hour later, I went back to see if there were any comments, and my post was not posted. I hated blogger at that moment, too.

Jes, you must have had your father's pizza.

Jo, I wouldn't mind doing Little Caesar's pizza, but living in the country does not make it faster and easier.

Becky said...

I used to make home made pizza, but I used ready made crusts. Mama Mia I think was the brand name--or Mama Mary or something like that. They were pretty good, but not exactly cheap.

Bag Blog said...

Becky, Mama Mary was the ready made crusts that I used. $2.50 for three small crusts - not too bad.