White Pizza

Tortilla pizza with olive oil, spinach, ricotta,
garlic powder, baby bellas, and prosciutto

So Thursday I was left unsupervised during dinner so after walking laps around the grocery store and changing my menu about 15 times I finally decided on an easy white pizza. It was tasty but not perfected yet (see pretty picture).  The spinach ricotta mixture was too thick and not warm enough even though the prosciutto and mushrooms browned a bit and the flour tortilla crust was crisp. 
My 2nd attempt Sunday night I saute diced onion, thinly sliced mushrooms, and olive oil. I threw in the prosciutto as well. I liked the flavor but this time the liquid from the saute greyed the prosciutto but fortunately it still crisped in the oven. Next round, I will wait to top the pizza with the proscuitto. This time after I defrosted the chopped spinach I squeezed out as much liquid as possible and heated it through before adding it to the ricotta. I also used a little more salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in the ricotta mixture. I also brushed the tortilla with olive oil because I was missing the flavor the first round. 


Lemon Squares

I made these Lemon Squares yesterday for my mom's birthday. They were fantastic! So fantastic that I forgot to take a picture! Guess that means that I will have to make them again soon!

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Pad Wun Sen with Shrimp

This was a first attempt after missing one of my favorite dishes first had at Thai Taste in Carbondale. It's close to what I want it to be, maybe a little sweeter than I remember and I had no chilies on hand. Either way, it was still delicious! Overall, it was pretty cheap to make too (3 hearty servings for $6-8)

2tbsp fish sauce (3crabs brand is our favorite)

3tbsp Brown sugar to taste 

4tbsp soy sauce 

4tbsp oyster sauce (lee cum ki brand has a negligent mother on the label)

1tbsp oil

2 garlic cloves, smashed/sliced

2 carrots, cut into matchsticks

1 onion sliced thinly

1/2 head Napa cabbage cut into 2in squares

1 pkg thin rice noodles, soaked as directed in hot tap water for 10 min.

2 eggs, scrambled

1/2 lb shrimp, defrosted, peeled, and tails off

Green onion


Add Thai chilies or chili paste to add heat.

Prep all ingredients as listed

Mix sauce ingredients together, microwave to melt brown sugar and set aside

In a wok, heat the oil. Add garlic, onion and carrot. Cook til they start to brown. 

Next add cabbage and noodles. Incorporate well.

Pour in the sauce. ( I did this at this point because the noodles were starting to stick to the wok

Next add the egg. Let the egg set before stirring into the noodles.

Add the shrimp. Cook until warmed through. 

Toss in green onion and cilantro as garnish