I also like to make homemade pizza and top them with fresh veggies from the garden. For individual pizzas, I use Naan bread. Earlier in the season when I harvested my cilantro, I made a bunch of pesto and froze it in ice cube trays. Then just popped the cubes into freezer bags. I take out a few at a time, defrost and use this for our pizza sauce.
Yesterday I had a couple over ripe bananas and made some banana nut bread. This recipe is from an old neighbor of ours when I was growing up. When the bread came out of the oven, she made a slit down the middle and poured 1/4 cup of melted butter over the top. This takes this already yummy bread to a new level!!!
BANANA NUT BREAD
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs room temp
Add to this mixture:
2 very ripe bananas, very ripe
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
Grease a loaf pan and pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Watch closely though, you may need to take it out 5 minutes earlier or later, depending on your oven. If it is browned around edges, and pulling away from pan, it is done. Don't over cook. Melt butter, and make a slit in middle of loaf, pour butter right down over the top. Unmold in 15 minutes. Enjoy!!!!!!
Yesterday morning I put a 5.5 pound chicken into the crockpot for dinner. I made a rotisserie rub for it using these spices.
If you can't read the McCormick spices, they are Mesquite, Molasses Bacon, and Smokehouse Maple. In the back I have fresh ground pepper, sea salt, granulated garlic, and Smoked Paprika. If you haven't tried smoked paprika before, you should try it. I love the flavor!!! Mix in a bowl and rub all over your rinsed and patted dry chicken.
Cook on low all day, or 8 hours. Or on high for 4 or so. I cooked mine on low. Don't add any liquid. The chicken does not form a crisp skin, but the flavor is the same. No one eats the skin anyway. It will fall off the bone and be moist and delicious.
I served it with the last of our corn on the cob from the garden, a green salad, and crusty french bread.
What is cooking in your kitchen lately?