I'm happy to be home in my own apartment after all the traveling, so I decided to make some good food and relax on Monday. My relaxing included making some food that I've never made before.
I decided to try my hand at making my own granola, which was almost a disaster since I got distracted and almost burned it. This granola is relatively simple: Oats, wheat germ, sliced almonds, crushed macadamia nuts, assorted dried fruit, honey, and a little olive oil. It's another great recipe out of my better homes and gardens cookbook. It took only about 35-40 minutes including baking time to make quite a large amount of granola!
My next adventure was very reminiscent of my childhood. As a kid we would have pizza night and we would make our own pizza, any way we liked it. So I wanted to try a grown-up version of this: Organic goat cheese, mushroom, olive pizza. I didn't make the dough fresh, it came frozen from the organic food section. Before putting the mushrooms on top I sauteed them briefly in a pan with a little olive oil.
Both adventures yesterday were successes! It was very nice to have my mobile vacuum cleaning up after me as I cooked....Phil-dog also known as Phil-vac was worn out yesterday from boarding/daycare but was able to be up long enough to take care of anything I dropped while cooking. :)