Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Unpizza Pizza With Gravy - Cooking With Angie

Its been a while since I had to create a meal and I have to say I got this one from a couple people, well the idea and then I tossed all of it together and made a meal for my cancer patient.

The treatments makes it hard for him swallow and he gets a lot of acid on his stomach so here goes.....

What you`ll need :

1- package pizza crust mix - deep dish

1 - can of mushrooms sliced

1 - package of mozzarella cheese

1/2 bell pepper chopped

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 pound cooked hamburger meat, scrambled

1/2 teaspoon Italian season

1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder



Lets make the unpizza pizza :

Prepare the crust using the directions on the package. 

Open the mushrooms and pour into a strainer to drain.

In a skillet cook the hamburger meat over medium heat with the bell pepper and onion. Season with the Italian seasoning and garlic. 

Remove the cooked meat mixture to a paper towel to drain off the grease.

With the grease leftover from the meat mixture add the flour and make a rue for the gravy, cook till light brown. Add enough water to make it thick, sprinkle with salt. Set aside.

To make the unpizza apply cheese first, straight to the crust. then add the meat mixture, top with mushrooms and then top with a generous amount of cheese. 

Bake at 400° for around 10 minutes or till the cheese is lightly brown.

Cut and serve with a bowl of the gravy. 

How to eat :

Slice the unpizza in this slices and dunk the unpizza into the gravy and enjoy!

Now how did I come about this dish?

The nurse keeps saying " if you eat bread, soak it in gravy." and "do not eat tomato products."

Tony wanted pizza so he told me to make one with no sauce.

This is what I got and he loved it.

You may also like Cabbage and Corned beef 

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Easy Homemade Biscuits - Only Three Ingredients!

Nothing says home to me more than a fresh hot homemade biscuit! And what makes it even better you never knew that they were made with only three ingredients!
My older friend, age 17, taught me how to make biscuits when I was 14 years old and I have been cooking them since. Not everyday like I used to do when I was much younger, now its a treat to have homemade biscuits.
What may be surprising is how simple it is to make biscuits and with only three ingredients.
~ Lets get started ~
You`ll need :
2 cups of Self rising flour
1/2 cup of Vegetable Shortening
1/4 cup Buttermilk - [whole milk will do if you don`t use buttermilk]
First - Preheat oven to 350°

Next spray a baking pan or cookie sheet with Pam, set aside.

In a bowl add 2 cups of self rising flour, make a dip in the middle because that is where we will make the biscuits.

Add the 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening.

Now, using your hand slowly toss the flour over and into the shortening, smashing it with your fingers.

When you have mixed it with most of the flour it`ll look like this.

Now add the buttermilk and mix more with your hand , squeezing it between your fingers and it will began to form a ball. When all the buttermilk is absorbed toss around with your hand and you are ready to pinch into biscuits.

Take and pinch off pieces of dough and gently shape into a biscuit.

Place in the prepared baking pan or cookie sheet, and with a damp hand pat the biscuit. This wets down the dough so it will not have a flour coat.
Place into a hot preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes OR until golden brown.

See now wasn`t that easy?! 
Now comes the decision,  how to eat the biscuits?  do you just have them with butter? Or maybe jelly? What about with a piece of meat inside? Or maybe one of my all time favorite ways to eat a biscuit and that is with gravy on top!

By Andria Perry
Photos by Andria Perry

How to make Tomato Gravy

Cooking comes easy to some of us, especially those of us who grew up in a single parent home because it was the situation " if you are hungry, go cook it!" Microwaves back then were for the rich, the average household and the poorer households  did not have them so I learned to cook on a stove, both gas and electric.
Another staple was biscuits and gravy because its a cheap meal but filling and would get you going with your day.
Some are not used to hearing about fruit [yes tomatoes are fruits] added with gravy but I will tell you that its delicious and worth a try, or two.
~ Lets get started ~
You`ll need :
1/2 cup of self rising flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups of water
1 - 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
Salt and black pepper to taste
In a large no. 8 cast iron skillet [any large skillet will do] add the oil and heat over medium heat. Add the flour and mix with the oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper.
Cook the flour till light brown, stirring constantly. This is called making rue.
Remove from the heat and add the can of diced tomatoes, stirring mixing the tomatoes with the rue, this will become super thick and that is alright. Slowly add the water, stirring constantly.
The gravy should be of medium consistency, if you like it thinner, add more water slowly stirring with each addition. 
How to serve :
You can serve the gravy over any type of bread but the best is biscuits, with a side of jam or jelly.
For a full breakfast add a meat of your choice and eggs.
 By Andria Perry
Photos by Andria Perry

Banana Oat Bars - Easy and Gluten Free - Cooking With Angie

I do not know how I came about this recipe but when I was flipping through a stack of the single recipes laying in a pile I seen this ...