I really like to cook. And I like cooking for people.
Aimee spent Friday afternoon with the girls relaxing around the pool at our friends house. Actually it was too hot for the pool so they socialized around the basement bar.
Guys were allowed to show up after 5PM and it was my task to cook for the women, I volunteered. I bought all of the necessary ingredients to make four grilled pizzas. Scott picked up stuff to make one of his pizzas also.
I was ready to make
White Sauce Seafood pizza
Traditional Pepperoni and Mushroom
Since Scott had a pizza to make so I only made the first two. His pizza being the third was enough for dinner. Scott's pizza was interesting to say the least. He used
1 can sauerkraut, drained.
1 can crushed pineapple, drained.
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled.
Despite the odd ingredients it was very tasty.
I can't tell you how thrilled I was to serve up my pizzas. They were quite tasty and everyone said they really enjoyed the flavors. Scott had never grilled pizza so I provided some instruction as he cooked his recipe. I think he is converted over to grilled pizza.
So my new mantra in the kitchen is
It really put a smile on my face seeing how much everyone enjoyed the food I prepared. There is comfort and friendship when we share a meal with those we love.
Of course I love cooking for or with Aimee. We make a good team in the kitchen. We aren't afraid of trying new things or changing up a recipe.
I made some great burgers Monday night for Aimee and I.
I shall call them: Ultimate Taco Burgers
I chopped up mushrooms, shallots and a seeded jalapeno. I used shallots because I didn't have a regular onion.
Saute the mixture until everything is softened. Combined the mixture with one pound ground beef and bread crumbs. I used Panko because...well...I didn't have any regular breadcrumbs.
I didn't measure any of the ingredients. Why bother? That's half the fun of cooking...being spontaneous.
I chopped until I thought I had enough.
I dumped in the Panko until I thought I had enough.