Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

Custom Pizza Night

I just love these little pizzas.  Mrs J can eat a whole one, I can down two pretty easily.  I let her build her own so she can’t complain.  I do some experimenting.  Nothing outré.  We have some brie that I thought would work well on a pizza so I used it on my two, Mrs J used the more trad mozzarella.  She went with ham and banana pepper rings, added some sausage, and peeled some fresh mozzarella to top it.  Sauce was still on the tomato vine this morning.  I’ve been simmering it all day.  Worth a post in itself when I get time.  A  word on the crusts-we used store bought Lebanese pita bread.  It seems to be the right size, and it’s thin.

My first pizza of the evening was from a recipe Iasa dug up.  It features some of the dried tomatoes in oil, the brie, and olive oil.  Garnished with basil leaves when baked.  It was a good pie, a pretty pie, just didn’t do it for me.  I guess I just have to have proper sauce and meat on mine.

Second pie had all that, a good smear of the super duper sauce, a couple of sliced mushrooms, and some sausage.  Topped with more of the brie because it looked so good on the last one.  Enough talkin!

Show me the pies!

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Slowcooker Meal: Molho Beef

Molho is Portuguese for gravy and this dish makes its own.  I don’t remember where I came upon this recipe, but I enjoy it and it’s nice to come home to at the end of a busy day.  It’s like a beef stew, but with exotic flavoring.

Molho Beef

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pieces (1 lb) thinly sliced steak (round steak, breakfast steaks, eye steaks – the tougher cuts)
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, thick slices
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • dash of cinnamon


This is a layering dish. Add oil to Slow-Cooker. Layer ¼ steak, ¼ onion, ¼ tomatoes, ¼ carrots, ¼ potatoes in Slow-Cooker, repeat 4 times. Mix together water, soy sauce, garlic, allspice & cinnamon and pour over mixture. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions, usually about 8 to 10 hours on low.