Thursday, January 17, 2008

Basic Economics.....I NEED THIS

One of the most basic concepts of economics is want vs. need.
What are they exactly? A need is something you have to have, something you can't do without. A good example is food. If you don't eat, you won't survive for long. Many people have gone days without eating, but they eventually ate a lot of food. You might not need a whole lot of food, but you do need to eat. A want is something you would like to have. It is not absolutely necessary, but it would be a good thing to have. A good example is music. Now, some people might argue that music is a need because they think they can't do without it. But you don't need music to survive. You do need to eat.
Now that we have cleared this up.....onto bigger and better things.
I had another lightbulb moment this morning.....I know, I know....lately there have been so many it is no wonder I am still standing upright. I am a phenomenon. Kind of like when that lady claimed she saw the Mother Mary burnt into the cinnamon bun in Memphis or Nashville or somewhere and they kept the bun in the case for all to look at this wonderful phenomenon. Or the time Jesus' face was burnt into the flour tortilla and they opted to not make a quesadilla out of it. They put it in a case for all to see. I guess I am not nearly as cool as that. Anyway....the mind wanders....the thoughts come....and voila.....Apple Pie Pizza. We have been making pizza every weekend now with the BGE. It truly creates a pizza worth of CPK (california pizza kitchen) or anyone that has a $50,000 brick oven. After my post yesterday about the cinnamon schmear, of course I wanted to make bread or buns, but kept myself from doing so because I knew I would be making pizza this weekend and we went out last night etc. so I don't want to overdo on the carbs. I really wanted the cinnamon schmear. So this weekend I am going to make a roasted garlic w/chicken and rosemary potato pizza with a white wine butter sauce and I am going to make a pizza schmeared with the cinnamon schmear and then top it off with apples sauteed in brown sugar, some vanilla and probably a little cinnamon maple syrup and a sprinkle of walnuts then drizzle some cream cheese/pwder sugar glaze after it comes off the BGE. APPLE PIE PIZZA!!! I know others have done dessert pizzas before me but I bet none of them have used the cinnamon schmear as the base or the sauce as you will. GENIUS, GENIUS, GENIUS!!!!
Last night was date night w/hubby: Crew Restaurant--I had iced tea, deep fried crab ravioli on a bed of fresh spinach w/jalapeno jelly dipping sauce and a salad with roasted chicken and mixed greens. We also shared a pecan tart w/a scoop of vanilla. The pecan tart created a huge discussion on Pee-CAN vs. Pecan......I say both.....whatever comes out of my mouth. I say it both ways. My husband only says he has a clue anyway....he can't even make a PB&J.


Danielle said...

ha! i know...the rabbit hole's horrifying.

also...i say pecan, but i have no objection to the other version. big is your KITCHEN? can you fit that herb thing int there?!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

My kitchen is HUGE. I have a 6 1/2 ft. by 4 1/2 ft. Island. I have overall about 40 feet of counter space, including the island. I could probably fit 4 of them alone under my glass hanging cabinets. That would be the bomb but I don't think it will happen. A girl can dream though.

Anonymous said...

The apple pie pizza sounds very delicious. My mouth waters every time I read your blog. It has inspired me to consider cooking/baking. I am sure I am not up to your standards yet. Maybe I could start with some Nestle Tollhouse cookies?!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Anonymous, I have no standards. It is for fun, creativity and enjoyment. I screw up just as much stuff that turns out. Trust me! My garbage can gets well fed also.

Lora said...

Your in the south-
pa con

Tried the "Date Night Risotto" last night. We both loved it!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

I love that risotto and it is not that fattening if you use the turkey sausage. It also calls for saffron but most people don't have it and it is really expensive so I didn't put it on the ingredient list. If you have some threads throw them in next time.