Monday, 1 July 2013

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!



Now that summer is here, you’ll find me alongside my aboveground pool, wearing my sarong and water wings (along with a good spritz of Raid) and entertaining mother my countless caker friends on any given night of the week.

I like entertaining poolside because everyone knows you’re not supposed to swim on a full stomach. That means I can get away with feeding my guests as little as possible and feel good that I’m saving them from a potential drowning.

This week, I’m featuring not one but TWO pizza hors d'oeuvres recipes, because who doesn’t like small round things? Especially when there are Ritz crackers involved. And ketchup. These little gems are best hot, so try to get them out to your guests before the cheese has time to congeal. And remember: only one per person. Lives are depending on it.

Little Pizza
Ritz crackers
Pizza sauce or tomato paste
Sliced pepperoni
Mozzarella cheese
Mushrooms
Olives

Spread Ritz crackers with sauce, place a square of cheese on each. Add pepperoni, mushrooms and slice of olive. Place on cookie sheet and heat in 350° oven until cheese melts. Serve hot.

Source: Country Favourites Cookbook, Mitchell’s Corners Home and School Association









Tortilla Pizza
1 whole wheat tortilla
Ketchup
Grated cheese
Chili powder

Spread ketchup on tortilla. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Sprinkle with chili powder. Microwave for about 1 minute or till cheese is melted. Roll up or cut into pizza slices.

Source: Our Family Favourites, Stirling Primary/Junior School






13 comments:

  1. I'm guessing those are tinned sliced mushrooms?
    (think I'm getting the hang of this now)

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    1. You're definitely getting the hang of this, Asparagus Pea. Unless a caker recipe calls for fresh mushrooms, always assume they're canned. Just like Mother Nature wanted them.

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  2. O my.

    Pizza made with Ritz Crackers and ketchup is the very definition of Caker.

    Were they any good? 'Cause they sound kind of awful.

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    1. They're not as bad as you might think. That doesn't make them good, mind you.

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    2. If you used Triscuits this would be downright classy.

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    3. There's no doubt about it - Triscuts add that hoity toity touch to any aboveground pool party. Preferably when they're served alongside a beer in a styrofoam can cooler.

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    4. And I'm sure they'd bee better flambéed.

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    5. Oh, the drama! You could always throw them into the pool if the flames got too high.

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  3. Easy Peasy great summer recipes! I note that the second recipe is from a Primary school cookbook, so who couldn't handle that one?? I think I might try it with pasta sauce rather than ketchup though, might be a tad more flavourful (without being overly so - we dont' want to go TOO crazy do we??). Also, I may add a small dash of garlic powder just to really zing it up! And it's even healthy what with the whole wheat tortilla! Enjoy the summer beside your above groud pool Brian.

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    1. You might be surprised by the people in this world who couldn't handle making a tortilla pizza. Trust me on that one. I know a few of them. I will certainly enjoy summer by my aboveground pool. Now if only I could swim...

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  4. Let's not get all snobby about canned mushrooms, now. I like them fried up with canned potatoes when I need a veg.

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    1. Do canned mushrooms count as vegetables?

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    2. No, sadly I think it only counts as a fungus.

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