Another short post!
Marinated goat cheese with fresh thyme (p. 77) has been on the randomly selected list for a while and I've been meaning to make it for at least a year. I don't know what my problem is but it's just such a boring recipe.
Honestly, you mix olive oil and chopped thyme and plop some goat cheese into it:
Honestly, I don't think it's enough marinade. Either that or my bowl was too big--but it was a small Tupperware container! It was good but boring. I like goat cheese so I was happy with it but there was absolutely nothing special about this recipe and I can't see myself making it again.
I've had good luck with TJOC's pizza before so I was looking forward to Pizza with mushroom, sausage, and pepperoni (p. 191). There is nothing new or novel about this recipe but everything doesn't need to be new or novel.
I buy my pizza dough at Whole Foods. It comes in a tub and is so convenient. I stretched it and brushed it down with olive oil:
I browned some Italian sausage in a pan-I was supposed to drain it but there was almost no fat. Bizarre.
I assembled the pizza--spread some canned pizza sauce onto the dough, added the sausage and pepperoni, and then added some mushrooms. Into the oven the pizza went:
And the pizza was done!
It was delicious! So beautiful. This is the kind of pizza that is so good, fast, and easy that you wonder why there is such a booming frozen pizza industry. Honestly, if you live near a place that sells pizza dough, make your own pizza! It's so much better than frozen! And pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms is a classic pizza combination for a reason--they go together so well.