Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Santa's Little Helper

Well here you have it, I am Santa's little helper doing one of the things he does best, working with needles, in this case crochetting some pot holders and some placemats, going around and around, never getting dizzy.

In my spare time, when I am away from Santa, I cook. This pizza I made from scratch, well , almost from scratch, I bought a whole grain pizza dough, added some cooked lamb, diced tomatoes, olive oil, extra fiber . garlic, ground flaxseeds, sliced shiitake mushrooms and shredded cheddar cheese , red peepers, sliced black olives and some onions. I enjoy eating in my house a lot, specially freshly made foods. Fresh cheese cakes, sourdough bread, almond cookies, I know somewhere on the Internet Martha stewart listens cautiously and attentively.

This is part of my successful pizza cooking. I cover the extended dough with a light spread of olive oil. Sometimes I use pesto, and let me tell you it is delicious. Secondly my other secret for pizza is that I cooked the dough before putting the toppings on it, for about 10 minutes. You take it out, let it cool a little , say five minutes. Later you arrange the toppings on it. It goes back to the oven for some Ten to fifteen minutes. Bing! You have a pizza ready to eat. Thirdly , the pizza could not be perfect if I did not use one of my Tunisian Stitch Crochet Pot Holders. (on the right of the picture). Very holiday-like don't you think?

Finally, to close the night, while I was taking Buster Brown, my dog, to the park, there were some thunder and lighting. I was transported to my childhood years and I was laughing at the fact that my grandmother was so clever. She will tell us that the thunder sound was the sound that God's angels made while they were helping God move his furniture around in heaven. Why would I believe that? Well besides that you will believe everything your grandmother told you, in the tropics where floors are made of marble or terrazo stone, if you push a piece of furniture, like a table or a heavy sofa with wooden legs, they will make a similar sound. LOL It worked, we really did not get scared of the sounds of thunder and lightning.


Calvin said...

That pizza sure does look delicious!! I remember that saying about thunder and God moving his furniture around. When I was growing up, the few times when the sun shown and it rained at the same time, it was said that the devil was beating his wife.

LadyLinoleum said...

Okay, you need to move down to LA and we will cook and crochet the days away. You rock Andy!

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