Thursday, January 25, 2007

Featuring My Special Guest Cooks

Its Regents week for my daughters. That means they have testing on some days but no school on several days. Yesterday Leenie decided to use her day off to make dinner. She was able to get her youngest brother, Kyle, in on the act as well.

She made pizza using the frozen pizza dough that we made this weekend. To get the dough to defrost quickly, she placed it, in its container, on my unheated cast iron griddle and let it sit for a few hours. A few years back they were marketing some magical metal doodad that you placed things on to speed up defrosting time but a cast iron griddle sitting on your countertop works just as well.

They even made the buffalo mosterella cheeze from Joanne Stepaniak's Uncheese Cookbook. The pizza was delicious!

I'm a drop cookie kind of a mom but Leenie and Kyle took the time to make a batch of heart shaped molasses cookies for dessert! They even cleaned up the kitchen. They must have had telepathy because I got home from work late yesterday.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey quick question regarding the uncheese cook book, is it actually cheese like...cause i love homemade pizza, but with the price of cheese here, its cheaper to buy frozen premade, even if not as tasty....
Celina in Canada

and

http://shmooedfood.blogspot.com/2007/01/vegan-goldfish-crackers.html


homemade vegan goldfish crackers...arent these the neatest...

Ruthie said...

Sweet! I love it when I don't have to cook. It sounds like you've raised near perfect children. :) And what a yummy dinner!

Katie said...

Celina,
The recipes in the uncheese cookbook are pretty good but vegan cheese, with the exception of Follow Your Heart brand, is all pretty unimpressive. You wouldn't fool an omnivore, but vegetarians and vegans would be happy with it.

I saw the goldfish cracker recipe yesterday! Its on my "gotta try it" list.

Ruthie,
Near perfect, hmmm.....but it sure was a yummy dinner!

Johanna3 said...

Great kids!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the reply....

Celina in Canada