19 January 2008

Chez moi sous la neige

Saturday brings snow to the South!  I do wish it had happened during the school week, but 3day weekend snow is just as lovely!  Beau was hysterical; in fact he still is.  He's been barking at flakes outside the window off and on all day.

Beau in the snow!

Today's winter weather comfort food recipe:

In a 8×8 baking pan, drizzle enough extra virgin olive oil to coat the bottom.  Next, lay down finger-sized slices of homemade or bakery fresh bread.  Cover this layer with ingredients you like on a pizza (I used vegan pepperoni, pitted Kalamata olives & artichoke hearts).  Grind some pepper over this layer to your liking.  I like a lot of pepper!  If you want, you can layer some cheese here too, like parmesan or romano.  For vegans like me, Toffuti Better than Cream Cheese works well as a substitute for ricotta.  Now, use a spoon to break up the contents of a large can of whole stewed tomatoes.  Spoon these all over the top of the dish.  If you want more cheese, you can put that on now.  Lastly, cover with foil & bake at 350° F for about 75 minutes.  For the last 15 minutes, remove the foil so the cheese can brown a little.  Let it stand until it stops bubbling when removed from oven.  Oh, this comes out good and there's no need to bother with boiling noodles in advance.

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