What get's you excited?

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Registered: 05-14-1999
What get's you excited?
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 10:10pm

I absolutely LOVE to cook.  I was watching something the other day, and someone was grilling pizza outside on a grill.  I had always heard that the best pizza's were cooked in a brick oven, with wood coals.  Well, I tried it tonight.  Made the dough from scratch, and the sauce.  I bought some fresh mozzarella, basil, and pepperoni.  The dough was super easy.  Used Fleischman's pizza dough yeast with a recipe I found online.  That took all of about 15 minutes.  The sauce was supposed to have set for half an hour, but I hadn't read the recipe ahead, ha-ha.  It sat for about half that amount.  Grilled one side of the dough, flipped it (used corn meal on one side to prevent sticking, plus oiled up grate well) then topped it with the ingredients and voila! 

I'll be honest, it was not the best pizza I've ever had, but it was hella fun!!   I didn't have any wood though, I just used regular coals -- perhaps that would have made a difference.  I should have put the basil on last.  It bittered a little.  Plus, instead of olive oil on the grates, I used PAM.  I think it burned a little before I got the dough on . . .

Am I a total nerd for being so excited about grilling a pizza?  Do you guys have any nerdy tendencies/hobbies you'd like to share?  (I literally have texted several friends along with a picture of my masterpiece.  Such a dork!)

 

 

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 4:53pm
I know what you mean, Music. I did a song for the third time last night and messed it up for the third time. I finally decided for sure that the karaoke version he has is in a higher key, because I can sing it just fine in my car. At karaoke, my voice cracks!
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 10:42am

When I used to go to karaoke more frequently I remember that there was some kind of tuner that the DJ had on his system where he could actually lower the key of a song but i don't know if all of them have that.  I am an alto so I have to make sure the song doesn't go too high.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 5:29pm
He can change the key, but up until Wednesday night I really thought it was just me. If I attempt it again, I'll ask him to lower it. I've never done that before so I don't know how it'll work out! I'm actually a soprano, but the problem is more where most of the song lies in my range. It's definitely higher than the original, though.
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Registered: 01-02-2012
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 5:52am
I´m an alto too, Music. Alto I in the choir, in fact. :-)
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Registered: 06-06-2006
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 5:01am

 

What gets me excited?

ROCK music of all kinds, tall good looking long haired men and expensive italian/french red wine :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 01-02-2012
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 6:19am

I´m with you on the rock music! :smileyhappy:

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