US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum

Question: Is there anything better than a homemade pizza and a salad?

This is a discussion on Question: Is there anything better than a homemade pizza and a salad? within the Food & Wine forums, part of the Hobbies category; Answer: No, no there's not....


Go Back   US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum > Hobbies > Food & Wine

Food & Wine Discuss favorite foods, wines and recipes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Registered User
Member #11391
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 25,904
Thanks: 6,712
Thanked 5,475 Times in 3,151 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 2050
random3434 has disabled reputation
Question: Is there anything better than a homemade pizza and a salad?

Answer:

No, no there's not.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to random3434 For This Useful Post:
Annie (01-21-2011), Rat in the Hat (01-21-2011)
Sponsored Links
USMessageBoard.com is the premier Political Forum Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Rat in the Hat's Avatar
Director of Thanks Button
Member #23063
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The board rooms of Kraft & Sargento
Posts: 21,241
Thanks: 16,901
Thanked 13,162 Times in 8,130 Posts
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 14147
Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati
Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati Rat in the Hat gives orders to the Illuminati
Quote: Originally Posted by Echo Zulu View Post
Answer:

No, no there's not.
Yes there is. Sharing a homemade pizza, salad and a good bottle of wine with someone you love.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rat in the Hat For This Useful Post:
Annie (01-21-2011)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:32 PM
Banned
Member #17281
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
Posts: 41,428
Thanks: 7,010
Thanked 18,761 Times in 10,366 Posts
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 0
Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow
Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow Oddball is cooler than the underside of a pillow
Pepperoni and sausage on that pizza.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Mr. H.'s Avatar
Barking Mad
Member #20545
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: A warm place with no memory.
Posts: 28,187
Thanks: 7,800
Thanked 10,679 Times in 6,853 Posts
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 13557
Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati
Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati
I've yet to make a pizza at home that's anywhere close to restaurant/chain quality.

Little help?
__________________
For in nothing shall I have everything.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:43 PM
RadiomanATL's Avatar
RadiomanATL@gmail.com
Member #19664
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Not here
Posts: 24,950
Thanks: 905
Thanked 5,805 Times in 3,827 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 1580
RadiomanATL has disabled reputation
Yes, homemade bread.

Speaking of which, back in 15...
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:44 PM
Mr. H.'s Avatar
Barking Mad
Member #20545
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: A warm place with no memory.
Posts: 28,187
Thanks: 7,800
Thanked 10,679 Times in 6,853 Posts
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 13557
Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati
Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati Mr. H. gives orders to the Illuminati
Quote: Originally Posted by RadiomanATL View Post
Yes, homemade bread.

Speaking of which, back in 15...
Stop loafing around.
__________________
For in nothing shall I have everything.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:45 PM
SFC Ollie's Avatar
Still Marching
Member #21357
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: If I stand on my porch facing East I can Hit PA with a rock
Posts: 27,899
Thanks: 6,425
Thanked 14,674 Times in 8,164 Posts
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 11218
SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati
SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati SFC Ollie gives orders to the Illuminati
Actually, once after a particularly difficult deployment, Pizza, wings, salad, and beer made us all think we had died and gone to heaven.
__________________
Don't worry about what other people think, Most of them don't use their brains much anyway.!

22 / 4.27
MMMPBB
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:47 PM
Banned
Member #21210
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 50,356
Thanks: 9,352
Thanked 19,950 Times in 11,912 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 0
California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow
California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow California Girl is cooler than the underside of a pillow
Quote: Originally Posted by SFC Ollie View Post
Actually, once after a particularly difficult deployment, Pizza, wings, salad, and beer made us all think we had died and gone to heaven.
Funnily, that's the mantra of a lot of servicemen that I know.... pizza, beer and onion rings.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to California Girl For This Useful Post:
Jeremy (01-21-2011)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Jeremy's Avatar
TRANSFER!!!
Member #23824
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,777
Thanks: 3,672
Thanked 1,806 Times in 1,292 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 815
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
Home brewed beer.
__________________
Politics is weird ...and creepy. And now I know lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality. - S. Smith
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jeremy For This Useful Post:
RadiomanATL (01-21-2011), Rat in the Hat (01-21-2011)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:52 PM
Annie's Avatar
chillin
Member #401
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 50,607
Thanks: 5,340
Thanked 2,564 Times in 1,823 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 1759
Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute
Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute Annie has a reputation beyond repute
Quote: Originally Posted by Mr. H. View Post
I've yet to make a pizza at home that's anywhere close to restaurant/chain quality.

Little help?
Echo was speaking close to my heart. The past 2 months I've been making pizzas by the carload, well it seems like that. Right now I've 2 white crusts, and 3 wheat in my freezer.
I started with this recipe, which is just awesome:

Easy Pizza Dough - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips

I'd read the article, lots of good points are included, but here's the basic recipe. Depending how you choose to roll it out and temp of oven, it's either thin and crisp-very flaky or thicker and chewier:

Quote:
Easy Pizza Dough
by Evan Kleiman
One Star Two Stars Three Stars Four Stars Five Stars read reviews (5)

You can make the dough a day or a couple of weeks ahead. Put the individual balls in zip-top bags and refrigerate overnight or freeze for longer.Yields four balls of dough for four individual 8-inch pizzas; 1-3/4 pounds total.
Test Kitchen Guaranteed

ingredient discovery
Ingredients active dry yeast olive oil all-purpose flour more more
1 package (2-1/4 tsp.) active-dry yeast
1-1/2 cups very warm water (110F)
18 oz. (4 cups) all-purpose flour; more for dusting
1-1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. olive oil
Making and dividing the dough

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside (a Pyrex 2-cup measure makes for easy pouring; be sure the cup isn't cold). Meanwhile, put the flour and salt in a food processor fitted with the steel blade; process briefly to mix. With the machine running, add the water-yeast mixture in a steady stream. Turn the processor off and add the oil. Pulse a few times to mix in the oil.

Scrape the soft dough out of the processor and onto a lightly floured surface. With lightly floured hands, quickly knead the dough into a mass, incorporating any bits of flour or dough from the processor bowl that weren't mixed in. Cut the dough into four equal pieces with a knife or a dough scraper. Roll each piece into a tight, smooth ball, kneading to push the air out.
Rising and storing the dough

What you do next depends on whether you want to make pizza right way or at a later date.

If you want to bake the pizzas as soon as possible, put the dough balls on a lightly floured surface, cover them with a clean dishtowel, and let them rise until they almost double in size, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, turn your oven on, with the baking stone in it, to let the stone fully heat.
Easy Pizza Dough In just 45 minutes, the dough is proofed. These dough balls are ready to be shaped.

If you want to bake the pizzas tomorrow, line a baking sheet with a floured dishtowel, put the dough balls on it, and cover them with plastic wrap, giving them room to expand (they'll almost double in size), and let them rise in the refrigerator overnight.

To use dough that has been refrigerated overnight, simply pull it out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before shaping the dough into a pizza.

To freeze the dough balls, dust each one generously with flour as soon as you've made it, and put each one in a separate zip-top bag. Freeze for up to a month.

It's best to transfer frozen dough from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before (or 10 to 12 hours before) you want to use it. But I've found that dough balls pulled straight from the freezer and left to warm up on the counter will be completely defrosted in about 1-1/2 hours. The dough is practically indestructible.

...
I offer either alfredo sauce or my homemade pizza sauce version, based on the following. I make my own Italian seasonings, I try to keep sodium levels down.

http://allrecipes.com//Recipe-Tools/...il&servings=11

Quote:
Homemade Pizza Sauce
Submitted By: Taste of Home Test Kitchen Cook Time: 35 Minutes Servings: 11
"Flavored with garlic, basil and Italian seasoning, this versatile sauce from our Test Kitchen staff will give Italian flair to all kinds of appetizing entrees. In fact, our home economists came up with the following two dishes that spotlight the zesty mixture."
Ingredients:
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 (29 ounce) can tomato puree
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Directions:
1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Use in Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza, Tomato Artichoke Chicken or any recipe that calls for pizza sauce. Sauce may be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
I've had friends over for 'make your own pizza' gatherings, letting them choose from the following:

spinach
garlic
shredded onions
black and green olives
shredded peppers
cheeses-so many! I've used a combo purchase of whole milk and low fat, recommending that they use at least some of the whole milk for better melting
bacon
pepperoni
turkey Italian sausage-I precook, just too nervous about illness. My oven is NOT commercial grade
mushrooms
tomatoes
broccoli
bar b que chicken

Now some of my friends are doing the same.

I will admit, I've been using the bread maker to make the dough. Each recipe I make 4 balls of dough, so I've built up a supply in the freezer. Truly can't tell the difference between those frozen and those used after the rising on the counter.

Very cost effective dinner, especially if meat is left off of, healthy too!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Annie For This Useful Post:
Mr. H. (01-21-2011), random3434 (01-21-2011)
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:55 PM
RadiomanATL's Avatar
RadiomanATL@gmail.com
Member #19664
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Not here
Posts: 24,950
Thanks: 905
Thanked 5,805 Times in 3,827 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 1580
RadiomanATL has disabled reputation
Quote: Originally Posted by RadiomanATL View Post
Yes, homemade bread.

Speaking of which, back in 15...
8 minutes!

I'm gettin' good.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:55 PM
RadiomanATL's Avatar
RadiomanATL@gmail.com
Member #19664
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Not here
Posts: 24,950
Thanks: 905
Thanked 5,805 Times in 3,827 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 1580
RadiomanATL has disabled reputation
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
Home brewed beer.
Dude, if I had room in my house....
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Jeremy's Avatar
TRANSFER!!!
Member #23824
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,777
Thanks: 3,672
Thanked 1,806 Times in 1,292 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 815
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
We like making little pizzas on english muffin halves.

Just top muffin half with pizza sauce, cheese & topping, pop in the oven and whalla!

yum yum
__________________
Politics is weird ...and creepy. And now I know lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality. - S. Smith
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Lumpy 1's Avatar
Supporting Member
Member #19734
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: No longer interested
Posts: 24,112
Thanks: 3,494
Thanked 6,013 Times in 3,982 Posts
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 19015
Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati
Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati Lumpy 1 gives orders to the Illuminati
I like lobster, a baked potato and an avocado salad... throw in some vino and my most beautiful wife.

Pizza compared to that.. I don't think so..

mmm.. she does make great American pizza though...
__________________

Democrat Motto: Let's go get some free stuff and go party.....
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2011, 04:57 PM
Jeremy's Avatar
TRANSFER!!!
Member #23824
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,777
Thanks: 3,672
Thanked 1,806 Times in 1,292 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Rep Power: 815
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve Jeremy could run the Federal Reserve
Quote: Originally Posted by RadiomanATL View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
Home brewed beer.
Dude, if I had room in my house....
true dat
__________________
Politics is weird ...and creepy. And now I know lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality. - S. Smith
Reply With Quote
Reply


Lower Navigation
Go Back   US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum > Hobbies > Food & Wine
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.