Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marinated goat cheese with fresh thyme (p. 77) and Pizza with mushroom, sausage, and pepperoni (p. 191)

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.

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  1. have you used TJOC pizza dough recipe?

  2. Wah, wish I had a Whole Foods near me. :( I have not been having good luck with pizza. Will see if somewhere has pre-made dough though, good idea.

  3. Tia, I have not made the TJOC pizza dough recipe yet--I have this fear of bread-making because the altitude seems to screw it up, but I really need to get over it.

    Jennifer--Honestly, the pre-made dough makes it SOOO easy. I really recommend it!

  4. you can never go wrong with goats cheese and pizza! yummmm

    i am also a newer cook and blogging my adventures in a similar manner. but i am frankly impressed with your mad skillz and photo work!

    i love thyme too. your blog is making me want to go out and buy an old copy of "joy" for my own kitchen!

    love you and love your blog! <3 meg @


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