Celebration

Two weeks later and we have an oven! Yay! I have never wanted oven baked cookies so bad before. So what was the first thing cooked in the oven? Pizza! Hey if the dogs get pizza, we do too.

One of Matt’s favorite pizzas is broccoli rabe. Since dandelion greens are bitter just like broccoli rabe I figured he would enjoy dandelion pizza as well.

First. I chopped up the greens into small pieces so they are easy to chew. I then sauteed the dandelion greens in olive oil and then forgetting how much oil they soak up, I quickly added some vegetable stock.

       

I rolled out my pizza dough, poured some marinara sauce over it and crumbled some dill and garlic goat cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.

Then atop went the greens. I forgot to take any pictures right before the pizza went into the oven and after. Guess I was too excited to use my oven! Albeit the lack of pictures, the pizza came out delicious. I made it extra crispy by cooking it at 500 degrees F for 20 minutes, then I let it sit on the pizza stone for another 10 to cool it off.

What I did not forget to take pictures of is my cookie! Giant cookie….

           

Delicious!!! I used a recipe from Eat Live Run with several adaptations. I used less butter (about 1/2 stick less), used 1 cup of flour and 1 1/2 cup of ground oats instead, and did not add salt on top. This cookie pie serves 8, guess I will be eating this for dessert all week. Bummer :-)

I’ve been waiting to make this for a while. I finally used the gift card Matt’s Aunt got me for my birthday at Williams Sonoma and I bought a 13 inch cast iron skillet. So far I love it! It is very versatile in that it can stand really high heat on the stove top and in the oven. It also distributes heat evenly while cooking and leaches a small amount of iron into foods which can help boost levels. I found a really interesting article from the New York Times about the benefits of cast-iron cookware.

“Me want pizza…”