Showing posts from July 24, 2011

Lazy Pizza - Easy

Summertiiiiime ... and the recipes are eeeeezeeee...

Hope where you are it's cool.  The weather finally broke the other day ... temps only around  90.  Almost chilly.  Almost ...

Anyway, on to the show.

I used to make English muffin pizzas because they were quick and easy.   And even though they need to be made in an oven (or a toaster oven to really help keep the kitchen cool), it was a very speedy 10-15 minutes from bag to table, which is almost nothing as long as the air conditioner holds up (did I mention the frosty 85 outisde?).

Now I make 'em with these new-fangled thin sandwich thingies.  Because they are thinner than English muffins.  And more pizza-ish.  

And a LOT thinner if I thought to split them in half before using.   Not even any major tools or sharp instruments needed.  Unlike English muffins, these babies are conveniently pre-sliced for your convenience.  Mine, too, if I were a little more observant.  Oh, well, even whole they still make delicious thin-crust…

Barbecue - Easy

This is another in my series of lazy easy summer foods.  This past weekend I pretty much just slapped meat and veggies on the grill, cooked until charred (both me and the veggies, remember that the temps were in the 100s) then tossed everything on plates, "letting" youngerSon clean and set the table sometime in between.

The veggies I picked up at the Wednesday farmer's market held a few feet from my library.  I think the zucchini and eggplant must have been freshly picked about a minute before the truck left the farm, since they looked fresher than what was sold Sunday morning at the local Try 'n Save.

Besides the franks, I BBQ'ed skinless, boneless chicken breasts because that's what was in my fridge.  Grilling skinless, boneless chicken breasts can be chancy, since they  have neither skin nor bones to add a touch of protection against the charring.  So I offer a few Tip Alerts! to make life easier for you:

Oil the grill grids.  I can't stress that enou…