The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It


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February 20, 2012, 9:06 pm
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So, I wanted to try some thing new.

That sometimes means trouble.

It is a fifty-fifty shot when I step in the kitchen with the idea to try something new. Sometimes, I am too stubborn to go by a recipe, yet I am too excited to give up. It could be good or not.

What happened on this occasion was an attempt at a cross between a lasagna and a stuffed pizza or calzone.

Observe….

I browned a pound of ground beef. To that, I added a jar of spaghetti sauce and a diced onion and let it simmer for a while. Then, following my trusty lasagna recipe which must happens to be on the back of the box of noodles, I mixed ricotta, an egg, parmesan cheese, and some parsley.

Meanwhile, I laid half of a canned pizza crust on a cookie sheet, which I should have coated with corn meal but I forgot. I baked the pizza crust for about five minutes. Then, I layered the meat and cheese mixtures and topped it all off with shredded mozzarella and more parm that was diced from a block. To top the whole thing, I covered it with the remaining half of the pizza crust.

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I baked the whole thing at 350 for 25 minutes.

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What this experiment resulted in was a warm, meaty mess of a dish, but one that was yummy and worth trying again.

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I will definitely try this again someday. Next time, I would like it to be a little cheesier and a little easier to handle. Also, I think it needs to be thinner.

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It was good. An experiment worth trying again, for sure.

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