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Peggy's Pizza: Part 4 of 2023

Submitted by Bethany on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:23

It seems winter has dug it’s heels in to stay for a while. But, for some reason, I have been motivated to start some spring cleaning in my closet. I sorted through my boots and shoes.

Does anyone else keep your boots and shoes in the original boxes along with the receipts? Well, I found some boots that were 20+ years old and still in good condition. I decided it was time to pass them on to Goodwill. Also, with being retired, I don’t dress up anymore. So, several pair of dress shoes ended up in the donation pile as well.

On Wednesday Matthew’s basketball practice was canceled due to a winter weather advisory. So for dinner we pulled out a recipe from his high school Food’s Class. He then went home to hunker down.

Wednesday in the Kitchen with Matthew: Bacon Cheeseburger Soup garnished with hamburger bun croutons, Dill Pickle Dip, cherry tomatoes, green onions and a dill pickle.

The storm started out as rain, then sleet and then a very heavy wet, snow. We ended up with about 6”. I took this picture after it switched to snow and it was coming down fast and furious.

It was a pretty snow and four days later it is still clinging to the trees.

By Thursday afternoon the roads were cleared, so Matthew came down to cook.

Thursday in the Kitchen with Matthew: Taco Casserole garnished with shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, black olives, diced tomatoes, green onions, sour cream and a sprinkle of lime juice.

As for pizza, I am still making my way through the list of various styles & variations around the U.S.

Friday Pieday: Chopped Cheese Detroit Style Pizza (A copycat Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza, New York) a mashup of Detroit Style Pizza & a Harlem-born bodega sandwich known as Chopped Cheese…Detroit style crust (my hubby’s favorite) topped with Monterey Jack + Mozzarella, ketchup, ground beef & onions, American cheese then garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles & Thousand Island dressing.

On Friday, I finished a puzzle that I thought would take me months to complete. Instead, I finished it in three weeks. Last piece of the 2000 piece puzzle…’Drops of Color’ (#74pandemicpuzzles)

Sundays Creation was inspired by Joel’s (Bethany’s husband) aunt and uncle, Chuck and Mary Willers. They spend the summers in northern Minnesota. They posted a picture on FB of a pizza that looked and sounded delicious. So, I decided to try and recreate it.

Sunday’s Creation: A copycat of a North Woods (Minnesota) favorite pizzeria, Rafferty’s Lucky Chicken Pizza…pan crust topped with a Lingonberry sauce, a Parmesan & mozzarella cheese blend, Cajun chicken breast, red onions, mozzarella then garnished with dollops of Lingonberry jam, green onions and an oregano-Parmesan blend.

Till next week,

~Peggy Palmer-Johnson