Sunday, October 26, 2008

Man Can Not Live on Bread Alone

I got this bad boy for Christmas last year, practically begged for it. How many times have I used it to make bread? Not once. I do feel bad about it. Sam made a few loaves in the beginning--which only made me feel worse. In my defense, I really did have good intentions. I imagined myself making breadsticks, yummy whole wheat bread--heck, we'd never have to go to Great Harvest again. But, the thing is, I like Great Harvest, a lot. And the manual for the breadmaker is kind of big. So one thing led to another, and somehow it ended up in the basement storage room. Bygones.

So today I decided to dust that baby off and start using it--at least have it sitting on my counter. I made pizza dough in it. Behold the final product, Hawaiian BBQ chicken pizza:

*I know my pizza stone is pretty nasty--how do you get those things clean?


I've had my eye on this panini maker for Christmas this yearI think I'm going to ask for some restaurant giftcards instead.

13 comments:

Heather said...

Miss Brooke - If my husband had his way, I wouldn't be able to view your blog. He doesn't quite like the notion that I am learning that there are wives out there that actually spend money on things other than food and gas. Additionally, and to find out that husbands out there buy their wives presents - Who knew?! He would prefer that my life continues to be like the movie 'The Village.' (I'm sure you didn't see that movie not being an avid movie goer.) Anyhow, I am completely inadequate to all of your many talents. The breadmaker rocks and as Grandma Elva would've said, "Your pizza's exquisite!" You're married to a male supermodel, your kids will be supermodels, and you are going to be my personal stylist once I break free from my prison. What a life you've got!! Keep educating me. I've got alot to learn......

Jason, Brandi, Hunter and Halle said...

I take hand-me-downs!

D-dawg said...

Yes, gift cards sound much easier. There are so many fun appliances out there that I want, but really, I know I would only use them once or twice and then they would sit in my cupboard.

Jill said...

Brooke, I'm so glad you started a blog! I'll enjoy getting a good chuckle each time I read it! And my pizza stones are nasty too.

Ashley said...

I made pizza at home the other night because I thought I was too lazy to drive to Dominoes. (And I ran over a boulder the last time I drove there.) It was so much work I vowed to never make homemade pizza again. Nor should you with your Papa John's coupon or sticker or whatever magic deal you have there. A panini maker sounds good. You could host Creative Friday!

Sam said...

The breadmaker has become somewhat of a paperweight...like several items in the kitchen. But it does make good bread and pizza dough when used. (BTW, I hate Boboli premade pizza crust).

Santa will probably be purchasing the panini maker. I think the only kitchen items we do not own is a George Foreman.

I used to joke about Brooke's cooking. Now I always get comments from her mother and grandmother telling me what a great cook she is..."a natural born cook." Why fight it?

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you started a blog too! It was fun to see your cute house and ADORABLE kids. I'm more like your mom--can't stand Halloween--but you make it look so fun.

Good luck with the panini maker...I'm still trying to perfect spaghetti.

Carolyn said...

Brooke-
Way to go on the homemade pizza. It gets easier if you make it every sunday! ;)By the way... the pizza stones are suppose to look bad. The more you use them the worse they get until they turn black like ours... but the pizza gets better and better! Enjoy! Hey... can I borrow your panini maker!(just kidding sam!)

brooke said...

Carolyn,

I used the yucky recipe from the breadmaker manual. I'm going to try yours next--it was much better. Do I just put all the ingredients in and hit start like I do with their recipe?

Jessica said...

Way to go with the pizza! A pizza stone that looks like that is the mark of the cook. If it looks clean, you are not using it. By the way, I have a Gorge Foreman grill I got as a wedding gift. I think I may have used it once. If it makes Sam feel better about completing his kitchen, its all his!

sheryl said...

I have your grandma poole cornbread molds...worked so hard to clean them and now they sparkle. How sad nobody told me they are suppose to be all dirty and dark...just like your stone. Let it get really dark. You will love it!

I have to say...Warners are wonderfully funny.

sheryl said...

That was suppose to be grandma poole's. Wish there were an edit for the author button.

Andrea said...

Your pizza looks fabulous! I have been itching for a panini maker as well, however, my pizza stone I just had to have for my wedding is still in the box.