My nearly 13-year-old daughter, Jade, has been asking for weeks when she could make a special dinner for my husband using a recipe she found in a cookbook called “America’s Most Wanted Recipes: Kids Menu”. It’s not a kids’ cookbook – the recipes are just based on kids’ favorite foods from restaurants. The recipe she chose is for California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza (you should be able to preview the recipe using the hyperlink, on pages 67-68). My husband loves food in general, but it’s well known in our household that he’s a big fan of BBQ chicken pizza!! BBQ anything, really.
Jade is pretty good in the kitchen and was able to make this recipe with minimal help. The only reason for assistance was to speed her along. Since the dough is made from scratch, the whole recipe takes a while from start to finish. Also, rather than setting aside half the dough for future use, we doubled the other ingredients to made two pizzas. More pizza = better, right?!
This pizza turned out SO good. Way better than any other BBQ chicken pizza I’ve thrown together in the past. It was a battle to get my hands on any of the leftovers the next day because everyone wanted to take it in their lunches!! I also learned a couple things: 1) making pizza dough isn’t very hard (my first time buying yeast too!!), and 2) the texture on the bottom of pizza crust at restaurants is just cornmeal. I feel so enlightened. :)
I could see myself making this recipe several times a year. I want to eat it again just writing about it. Yummmmmmmmmmm
Who doesn't love barbeque? Maybe Commies don't. I don't know any so I am unable to ask. Readers if you have knowledge about whether or not Communists love barbeque please enlighten me.
There are those that grill the meat then use the barbeque sauce as a dip or some such nonsense. I call these people weirdos.
I didn't feel compelled to go all out because I am fully aware that I would have myself sick on too much barbeque.
I found a super easy Rachael Ray recipe that I altered slightly. I omitted water chestnuts, though I do love them I wasn't feeling it this time out. I used Mandarin oranges and being unable to find shitake mushrooms I used regular white mushrooms. I couple this with a broccoli slaw and all was right with the world.
So here's the link for Rachael Ray's Chinese Barbecued Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Ain't nothing wrong with this delectable dish!
This past week Nikita and family hiked down the Grand Canyon and back up again
That was just one of 3 big falls we saw.
To get to the bottom, you had too climb down small caves and rock climb down wet chains, then 3 sets of wooden ladders.
Mine really doesn't need a button to go to the recipe this week. When Jen said BBQ I already knew what I was going to make because just a few short days before the husband and I visited his favorite place the KP International market where we happened to find a bottle of Korean BBQ Sauce.
All I did was throw a hunk of meat from the freezer (turns out it was beef) into the crockpot and poured a heavy dose of the Korean BBQ over top and cooked on low for 8 hours. 8 hours later we had perfect pulled Korean beef bbq. Served on top of the little bread rounds.
Pizza, Chinese, Korean and waterfalls. Jen's daughter Jade in the kitchen with her. What a fantastic week we had.
Until next week when asparagus is on the menu.
Jen, Amy, Nikita and Georgia
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