Friday, November 24, 2006

THANKSGIVING PIZZA, the Broncos and mama's cooking.

 We traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving with a Harvest Feast the day after Thanksgiving so yesterday while the rest of the nation was feasting on turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy, we were gobbling down a hand made pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and red pepperocini pizza at one of the only joints open in Old Colorado City.   The lone worker at the Old Town Pizza shop even invited me to go back and personally choose the toppings for our pizza, what a blast that was.  I want a Blodgette pizza oven!  That sucker gets up to 650 degrees!

And while the rest of the nation was watching the Broncos lose to the KC Chiefs in full living color on the NFL network, I was reading the play by play action, complete with commercial breaks on the laptop while my buddy Howie gave away thousands of dollars to his contestants on 'Deal Or No Deal'.  I'd love to be on that show, but instead of 26 beautiful models in skimpy dresses, I'd want 26 Chippendale-ish models in tank tops and blue jeans.  And I would want to rub Howie's head... not for luck but just because it looks sooooo smooth that I just want to touch it!

Time to get the Oompas up and moving.  They will be doing most of the cooking this year.  Its time to pass on the torch.  Hahaha, that's funny isn't it?  Me teaching culinary arts skills!  Hahahaha!  My mom used to say that she couldn't watch me in the kitchen because I was so reckless and messy.  Not much has changed, at least not for the better... but I still LOVE watching my mom in the kitchen.  I don't know how she does it but that woman has thousands of recipes memorized in that head of hers and I swear she gets them right every single time!  Just don't ask her for a recipe, she can't break it down into measurements.  Its all 'a pinch of this and a handful of that'.


jeadie05 said...

Lovely picture of your Family they look a lot of fun ,I cook like your Mum ,never measure/weigh anything ! Jan xx

mumma4evr said...

I am a mess in the kitchen too...but that is ok...because the 2 things that matter are the food tastes good and the kids have to clean up the mess!  

nightmaremom said...

Thanks for sharing!  That pizza looks yummy....... won't be long and I will be able to order one up with all the toppings!  whuuu huuuu   Enjoy your day today.

vampjack said...

I want pizza for dinner now...sounds like you had a good time yesterday. Sometimes we are so caught up in our own lives that we forget that people in other countries are anjoying what to them is a very special day. I work for an American company in the UK & my customers just don't appreciate why nothing moved in America yesterday. Reading all the blogs on here really makes me wish I was there with you guys to experience first hand a real American Thanksgiving...if there's any pizza left over can you FedEx it to me!! VampJack x

jckfrstross said...

love the picture:) now tell me again what kind of food are we having this year for the Harvest Feast? that pizza looks so good yummy. enjoy your day


swmpgrly said...

I love that show!
the pizza looks great.

princesssaurora said...

I love the picture!  The pizza looks heavenly...  and hope todays dinner is wonderful!  Post pics and tell us all about it!  Sorry about the Broncos!  You would be great on Deal or No Deal, you should send in a tape!

be well,

midwestvintage said...

 The pizza looks heavenly.  I can almost smell it.  Great pic.


thisismis72 said...

yum yum looks good, Missy  

hewasolddog299 said...

Pizza! Now why didn't I think of that? Except there weren't any open yesterday -- even McDonald's was closed.

A modest suggestion. If there's a particular recipe you want, follow along behind your mom with measuring spoons and cups and quantify the ingredients to your heart's content (and the limits of your mother's patiance). Like your mother, I cook via the seat of my pants with a dash here and a smidgin there. And nothing is ever written down, but it always (almost always) comes out tasting wonderful. The sole exception is when making cake (and other baked goods) batter from scratch -- all of the critical ingredients must be weighed, not measured by volume. But the amount of cinnamon in sticky buns is once again a matter of taste so no measuring needed...

cmarlow330 said...

aww that sounds so fun Pizza on Thanksgiving! Sounds kinda nice to break away from the traditional ways ^_^

I slept though mine been having an infected toe and strep throat oh joy so ive been in the bed the last week :(   but, with antibiotics im getting better I think ?!?! I hope lol


missheathyrmaree said...

I'm glad that you had a great Thanksgiving & it sounds like a good Harvest feast, as well (by now, I know you're still stuffed!)
Happy Thanksgiving!

(Oh and it's time to break out the stain glass counter thingy for every entry again! ha ha)

wumzels2 said...

UM, dorn, you can't rub howie's head, he is a germophobic.  of course, you already knew that, lol.

glad you had a great thanksgiving...........great "pizza" shot.