Gentle Readers and Dear Friends - with a Post title like that how can you go wrong!! I meant to post the cake recipe yesterday but just didn't get to it - and last night we were at a loose end as to what to do for dinner and came up with a "fake" pizza.... so I will chatter about two food things this morning.
First up I have to talk about the cake. This is the "Sticky Orange Marmalade Cake"
It is a recipe I found over at "The English Kitchen" - a really wonderful Blog written by Marie all about her exploits in the kitchen!! You can click HERE to go there. I often make the things she posts and found this cake to be top notch and made with things just about all of us have in the kitchen - AND - I love me some Marmalade - all different kinds and brands, they are all so very tasty!! So this cake fits the bill and is simply delicious with a cup of coffee.... and comes together so quickly. You can click HERE to go to Black sheep Bakes to see my posting of the recipe.
The crumb is good and you can see the bits of orange peel from the included marmalade.
Now for the pizza - last night I hadn't a clue what to make for dinner so we started to look around in the fridge and cupboard to see what we had and Rico suggested pizza - Well, we had no dough, not the right cheese, no pepperoni.... but we did have.. two cans of Crescent rolls, some hamburger in the freezer and a can of pizza sauce... we also had some "Mexican" blend shredded cheese, some olives and an onion .....
..... all the ingredients for "fake" pizza. I got out a large pan and some olive oil and oiled that sucker up. I then rolled out the rolls and pinched the seams together then laid them into the pan, covering the bottom. I got the hamburger browning on the stove with the chopped up onion and some garlic. Starting off by spreading the pizza sauce over the dough, then the cooked burger, then 3 or 4 TBL of olives. This was covered by the cheese and I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese over everything. Into a 350 degree oven until brown and bubbly.....
... and out pops a pretty tasty dinner. Rico made a green salad....
and we had dinner last night and some left over for lunches today -
I love it when everything is already in the house for a meal - even if we have to improvise one!!
I think today I'll leave you with a snaperoo of the Pete - he is worn out being chased by Smokie and this snap sort of epitomises how tired he gets in the evening....
There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by my little part of the Blog Universe - do come again!!