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Pandemic Pizza: Part 42 of 2022

Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 11/21/2022 - 13:55

I’ve been trying to be compliant and keep my foot elevated as much as possible. Consequently, I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen. I’ve relied on Matthew and Roy to throw together soup or salads for meals.

One thing I have been able to do is work on a jigsaw puzzle. I have always loved puzzles. I find working on puzzles to be mind-clearing and relaxing. I renewed that love of puzzles when the pandemic started in 2020. And this week I completed my 72nd 1000-piece pandemic puzzle, ‘The Lines’.

Tuesday was a good day! We had a beautiful first snowfall and Matthew’s chili…

The Friday exploration of ‘Styles and Variations of Pizza in the US’ takes us to Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville is well known for being the center of the country music scene. But it is also known for its hot chicken. There are many restaurants in Nashville that serve a variant of the dish. There is also a citywide festival and competition each year to celebrate it.

Hot chicken has become poplar throughout the US and has even shown up on pizza. So here is my version…

Friday Pieday: Nashville Hot Chicken Pizza…Nashville hot chicken sauce, Parmesan, mini-chicken nuggets and mozzarella then garnished with sweet onion, dill pickles and a drizzle of hot honey.

Fall is pumpkin season! It seems most everyone looks forward to pumpkin lattes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies and of course pumpkin pie. Although pumpkin is generally found in sweet things, I decided to explore the savory side of this vegetable. So in the spirit of pumpkin and Thanksgiving season we made chili…

Saturday in the Kitchen with Matthew: Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili…ground turkey, great northern beans, diced green chilies, pumpkin and spices.

And continuing the savory pumpkin theme…

Sunday’s Creation: Sausage Apple Pumpkin Pizza…pan crust topped with a pumpkin sauce, Parmesan, sage sausage, diced apples, Gouda and fresh sage leaves fried in brown butter. 

See you next week,

Peggy Palmer-Johnson