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Stuffed Zucchini (and buttermilk ranch)

I can’t ever seem to pick one recipe and stick to it. Tonight, I made stuffed zucchini using part of Kittencal’s Italian melt-in-your-mouth meatball recipes and part of Giada’s stuffed zucchini recipe. I mixed 1/2 of a package of ground turkey with: 1/2 grated yellow onion, 1 small crushed garlic clove, lots of grated pecorino romano cheese, 1/2 egg, maybe 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, chopped italian parsley, 1/4 tsp ish oregano, a good splash of milk, and S&P. I chilled it in the fridge just because I made the mix ahead of time. I tested the mix by frying a little bit on a skillet, which is something I should do every time. I scooped out the inside of 2 zucchini, stuffed them full of meat, and poured tomato sauce on top. Baked at 400 degrees for maybe 45 minutes. The meatball mix really was melt in your mouth. =) The zucchini was a little bland, next time I will cook it in boiling salted water for a few minutes or maybe just sprinkle S&P on it before stuffing. Salt fixes anything!

I made another attempt at ranch today, since I didn’t really like the last recipe I used that had fresh dill. I had made the exact same dip this summer using dried dill, and I remembered it tasting a lot better. Weird. Well today I used Joy the Baker’s ranch dressing, and I really really liked it. Good as a dip, and when I added some milk, good as a dressing.

Spank o pizza

Same ingredients as the RR greek turkey burger, but on a pizza! Topping was great, didn’t measure much. Pretty much cut everything in half. Jacob suggested using tomato sauce next time.

I used Giada’s Roman Pizza dough, and added a little honey. I used half bread flour, half all purpose. Dough was a little stiff to work with, and it didn’t rise much. I did a better job rolling out the dough than when I made Tyler’s grilled pizza, but I should shape the risen dough into a ball after punching it. I rolled once, then turned a little bit. The cooked dough was brown and cracker-like on the edges. I wish the pizza had been crispy throughout, bu the middle was pretty ┬ábread-y and not soft, like when you get pizza delivered. It tasted good though, especially cause of the oregano sprinkled on top. I found a few good sites with tips.

http://billyreisinger.com/pizza.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pizza-pizzas-recipe4/index.html

http://www.fabulousfoods.com/recipes/article/46/17753

Probably won’t make pizza dough anytime soon, but next time I’m aiming for something softer and fluffier, ┬ámaybe something like when you order a whole pizza at One Guy’s.

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