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Pandemic Pizza: Part 11 of 2022

Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 15:40

After a snowstorm on Monday and then ensuing frigid temperatures, we decided it was a good week for soup. Although, to be honest, I can eat a good bowl of soup even when the weather is hot and steamy.

Per my hubby’s request, I made chili on Monday. Since it is pretty standard fare at our house, I didn’t take any pics. I did get grief from my daughter (who lives in the UK and can’t find Fritos), because I didn’t make Chili Sundaes. Only because I didn’t have any Fritos on hand.

In case you are wondering what Chili Sundaes are, don’t bother to Google it. The only thing that came up involved chili oil or chili peppers on ice cream. I love chili oil and chili peppers. And, I love ice cream. But I am not so sure about combining them!

I am willing to share our beloved family recipe, though…

Chili Sundaes:

  • Put a handful (or two) of Fritos in a bowl.
  • Add a ladle (or two) of your favorite chili.
  • Garnish with shredded cheddar, sour cream and sliced green onions.
  • And, a cherry tomato on top is a nice touch, if you happen to have any on hand.
  • Enjoy!

 

Wednesday in the Kitchen with Matthew: We made Pasta Fagioli Soup…a hearty soup with Italian sausage, beans, tomatoes and Ditalini pasta. And of course, served with garlic bread.

Thursday in the Kitchen with Matthew: After putting Cajun 15 Bean Soup & a ham hock in the crockpot, we made homemade crackers and homemade Southern Pimento cheese. The crackers were easier to make than I thought they would be and quite delicious with the cheese.

Since 1953, La Casa Pizzeria in Omaha, Nebraska has been making a rectangular Sicilian style pizza. The crust is a rich, buttery, flaky, no yeast, biscuit type dough. They’re known for their Classic Hamburger Pizza that is topped with a homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella & Romano cheese and a carpet of seasoned ground beef.

For this pizza, I found recipes for a biscuit like crust and for seasoned ground beef. Based on the description and photo from the website, I created my version of an Omaha-style pizza. It tasted great! Since we had never had this pizza, I am hoping that it was close.

Friday Pieday: Omaha-style Pizza…a biscuit like crust topped with a homemade sauce, mozzarella & Romano cheese and seasoned ground beef.

A few weeks ago, was the Daytona 500. Although I am not a racing fan, my guys are. And they like snacks. So, I made some Cowboy Queso. Since there was some leftover (it’s been in the freezer), I decided to top a pizza with it.

Sunday’s Creation: Cowboy Queso Pizza…a beer crust topped with queso, grated cotija, hot sausage, queso fresco and garnished with crushed tortilla chips and guacamole.

Looking forward to next week…Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day!

~Peggy Palmer-Johnson

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