Saturday, June 29, 2013
Planned to have a nice lie in today, but my son needed a ride to soccer so I had to RISE AND SHINE.
After dropping him I decided to do some cooking because I knew he'll be hungry after soccer. I made a lasagna for him. I did use a mix of turkey and ground beef.
Then it was time to cook for me. On tap was a Meg-herita Pizza and grilled zucchini with Pesto. I've had this pizza on my menu plan for a while . I needed quinoa flour. I had seen it some time ago at the foodstore. So decided to go and purchase it. That store had none. They had quinoa seeds. I wondered what quinoa flour is made of. So I decided not to purchase the quinoa. After researching (internet) quinoa flour - how to make it - I found out I could buy the seeds and grind them in a food processor. Okay, back on the misson - went to the sister store to see if they had the flour and if not I'd buy the seeds. They had the seeds. I purchased them and today I made the flour. SO PROUD OF ME. The pizza is nice. I used the fresh basil from the yard and some arugula for the pesto. I used feta cheese instead of goat for the topping. I am really enjoying trying these recipes. I am also learning alot about how packaged foods are actually made. At 50 something I learned you can make your own peanut butter. I had never dawned on me that you could make that yourself. I now understand that if you whip any nut sufficiently it will have a 'butter' consistency. Even the human nut (brain).
Okay, I just remembered to take a picture, but that was after I've eaten 2 slices and gave 2 slices to my Mom.
The pesto for the pizza is different from the pesto for the grilled zucchini. Both bases have basil and I used the arugula (didn't have any spinach). The zucchini includes the cheese in the pesto. So I made the pesto for the grilled zucchini and it's in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner. I sliced the zucchini. I am going to research pesto, cause I've come across alot of recipes for pesto and it seems there is no standard 'pesto'.
I practically used up almost all the fresh basil I have in my yard. I could only take a few sprigs of the one I am growing, but the one my mother has - there are not alot of leaves left. I am also a new user of the food processor. Probably blog about that tomorrow.