Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scooter the Puppet Cooks with Chris Kobler and on his Own

Chris Kobler's    
Cheeseburger Pizza

Make this recipe as simple or complicated as you like. Use fresh or store bought ingredients. We’ve made this easy so that your child can make it after school or for a party.

Pizza Crust                  Premade or from scratch
Tomato Sauce             Premade or from scratch
Pizza Cheese               Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, feta or combination
Toppings                     In this case, ground beef shaped like small patties
                                    Any topping and any amount is fine: Meats, vegetables, fruits
Seasonings                  We always add extra oregano to the sauce

1.     Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees (according to crust package instructions
2.     Lightly grease a large cookie sheet or pizza stone. (If using a pizza stone, heat first, cover with foil and then lightly grease with oil.
3.     Spread the crust over pan (or place a pre-made one on the pan.)
4.     Slather on sauce. One cup is recommended.
5.     Sprinkle with seasonings.
6.     Add cheese to your liking. And, more seasonings if you like.
7.     Cook according to crust package instructions. Usually 15-17 minutes. Usually 25-30 minutes for homemade crust.

If you want small cheeseburgers on top of your pizza:  Cook patties slightly beforehand and add to pizza for last 10 minutes of cooking time with a small slice of cheese on top. This will cook meat to desired doneness and melt the cheese on top.

Save leftover sauce for next Recipe!

Spaghetti and Sauce

Pasta: Choose any kind you like
Sauce: Tomato sauce or any kid bottled. Or make your own
Leftovers: Cooked hamburger, chicken or seafood
Seasonings: Oregano or whatever you like
Cheese: Grated. Parmesan or whatever you like.

    1.     Cook Pasta according to package directions
    2.     Heat sauce, adding any leftovers you might
          have on hand    
    3.     Season with your favorite seasonings or
    4.     Put sauce on pasta
    5.     Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

Special thanks to Chris Kobler and his pal Scooter!