Dr. West's Answer to H&R Block
** Stacy's Pita Chips are delicious! And expensive. When they're on sale you can get the 6 oz bag for $2.50. When they're not on sale you can get the same bag for about $ 3.49. Way too expensive when you consider that I ate an entire bag just now while writing this post. I browsed around on the Internet and found a recipe at Allrecipes.com that got 5 star reviews from all the readers, and comments that these are better than the bagged pita chips. I'll try them IMMEDIATELY.
I would skip most of the seasonings and just put want I like on them - like maybe just sea salt or salt and freshly ground pepper. I don't know why chervil is listed - it's one of the herbs that just never makes the trip from the grocery shelf to my shopping basket. Use whatever makes you happy and then when you are addicted to them go ahead and list the cost on your 1040.
12 pita bread pockets
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil (Maybe, probably not)
1 teaspoon dried chervil (WHY?)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cut each pita bread into 8 triangles. Place triangles on lined cookie sheet. (lined with WHAT?)
In a small bowl, combine the oil, pepper, salt, basil and chervil. Brush each triangle with oil mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 7 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Watch carefully, as they tend to burn easily!
You might also try separating the pitas into halves before seasoning and baking them. One half of the pita is usually thicker than the other, so bake the thick halves on one baking sheet and then bake the thinner ones on another so they all bake evenly.
What do you suppose she wants us to line the baking sheet with?????
These pita chips are supposed to be delicious! Use with humus or any other dip - or eat them plain. Or bake them when no one else is home and eat them all by yourself. Don't store them over night - they just get tough and inedible.
A little something from Dr. West to help you through tax season
Bella, That Damn Expat presented me with this extremely tasteful award. I don't recall how I happened to cross paths with Bella - whether I mooched her from someone, or she wandered over is a daze - that's neither here nor there. Bella's blog is a must read. She says what's on her mind and often talks about her growing up Catholic experiences which those of us who did can certainly identify with. If you click on the link you can read how her catechism nun thought Bella was Satan.
Thank you very much, Bella, for the award! I shall wear it proudly! I think I'll e-mail it to my catechism nun for show and tell.
I have to go back and see if there are any rules with this so I may pass it along as suggested. I'll get back with you on this. Think I'll list this award on my 1040.......