OK, just pizza. I know this is primarily a book blog, but I was so proud of this creation, I had to post it for the whole world to see:
Yes, this is a genuine Chicago-style deep dish pizza made ALL BY MYSELF. The larger one has sausage, mushrooms and peppers and the smaller one has pepperoni, mushrooms and sausage (for my husband, who ate the entire thing in one sitting). It's pretty darn close to the real thing. It's the closest thing you'd get to Chicago pizza in Texas. Thank you for the recipe, Cooks Illustrated magazine!
Let's have another look:
Yep, that's pretty wonderful. But it's all gone! I made them for my husband (and children) in honor of the BCS football game, which they are currently watching. I'm actually going to retire to the bedroom and watch the first season of Upstairs, Downstairs, which could not be more unlike football. If you know me, this will come as no surprise.