Sunday, January 18, 2009

I survived today!

So today I had the pleasure of speaking in church today,. There was one youth speaker and one missionary farewell talk. When the missionary was done, I was left with 25 minutes! My husband admitted he was nervous for me. However I did indeed pull it off without swearing into the microphone, so a job well done (I did however use the term "gets the shaft" in ward counsel today and am asking myself, is that a crude term? anyone know? There was a bit of reaction and I don't know if its because I was being brutally honest or I was being crude, oh well) So I feel total relief! 
My mother made us dinner today, that hasn't happened in a long long time. It pretty much was the food I cook for her every week, so it was great! Thanks mom! Now that the talk is over I can get back to the kitchen!
Last night I went to my friends Sarah's new home, she moved back to Utah from San Antonio. She asked everyone to bring something, and I brought Dominoes pizza ( something store bought, a cardinal sin, I know! It was the talk! All the pressure! I am so ashamed). Sarah  however impressed me with this.

It was a pita pizza with an artichoke spread, bell peppers, feta cheese and chicken. So this is her recipe, and I hope to post many more of her recipes in the future. I am going to call it Pita Pizza with Peppers and Artichoke Tapenade because I didn't write down what she called it, but I'm sure the name wasn't as fancy, and it needs a fancy name.

Ingredient List

1 small red pepper thinly sliced
1 orange pepper thinly sliced
feta cheese
cooked diced chicken
pita bread
dried thyme
artichoke tapenade (recipe follows)

In a food processor combine,  2 cloves garlic minced, 1/4 c mayonnaise, 1 t olive oil, 3/4 can artichoke hearts, 1/4t crushed red pepper, 1/8 t pepper, ( no salt called in the recipe Sarah? what's the dealio?) Combine till it becomes a paste.

Putting together the pizza's 
Spread the pitas with the tapenade (sarah what kind of pita did you use?)
top with the peppers
                      feta cheese
sprinkle with a tiny bit dried thyme.

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 7-10 minutes (ok that is a total guess, not so good at writing down recipes, sarah?)          

note: so I just did spell check and it claims that tapenade is not a word! I can say it is indeed a word because I watch me some serious food network, I know.           


Holly Wilson said...

Hey Natalie; you're awesome!
I just want to say thank you for all of your fun recipes and posts. I'm Krista's sister in Calif. and check on your blog almost daily. Keep up the good work and take care of all the rest of the Pope's.
See ya sometime in the summer
Holly Wilson

Nan said...

thanks, hope you are sharing my blog!