I posted a recipe for homemade pita chips last week. Which I didn't try first. Duh. Stevie happened to have some pita bread, made some and said not to bother - not worth the effort. Undaunted - although I believe her - I made some myself. My recommendation is: Don't even bother. (BTW - Stevie has a brand new grandbaby, Elija, born February 3. For the latest pics of this handsome little guy click HERE. )
They were okay but don't have the flavor, crispiness or consistency of Stacy's which ARE DELICIOUS! The whole idea was to be able to make an agreeable version and save some bucks. The price for the 8 oz bags at Publix is 2 for $5.00 if on sale. When not on sale - which is most of the time -they are somewhere around $3.50 or 3.75 a bag. I forgot. Sorry. I did however find a site, GiveMeFood.com that will sell you 3 - 18 oz bags for 26.59 BUT WAIT - when you order the 3 bags they send 6. So you will get 6 - 18 oz bags for $26.59. No Ginsu knives - just lots of pita chips.
The price is .246 cents per ounce compared to .31 an ounce at the 2 for $5 price. You do the math. Oh, wait. I already did it. I may order some - but I'll have to take before and after pictures of me so you can see what an addiction to pita chips may do to a person - baked or not.
We still have a boatload of oranges on our tree. I picked these and made juice yesterday. Thought I'd mention that because I happen to be enjoying a glass right now.
Guess what we're having for dinner tonight? I have leftovers from a roast so I dug out my trusty old winning recipe for "Japanese" Beef Domburi. The recipe is so NOT Japanese, but anything that included soy sauce back then was considered exotic. It IS very tasty though and I've been making this on occasion for (lordy!) 39 years now. The Detroit News used to have a weekly contest for easy-to-make recipes. Winning submissions were chosen for publication in the Wednesday Food section. I won - get this - $5, which was the going prize amount at the time.
I won again several months later for my Lemon Meringue cookies. They were the traditional meringue cookies with lemon flavoring added. That was the only ingredient that made them on "original" recipe.
My dear and majorly artistic bloggyfriend, Soulbrush recently presented me with this wonderful Scribbler Award! She herself is a very deserving recipient! Thank you very much! I will treasure it. Soulbrush, by the way, is a new grandma! Her latest pictures of beautiful little Maggie , born January 17, can be found HERE.
If anyone is wondering just what I did with the wonderful awards you have presented to my blog, I've posted them on a separate site that can be accessed from the "Awards" shortcut at the bottom of the margin. I did the same thing with my 2008 "event" invitations. It took a while to figure out how to do this, but I did. In case you are interested in doing something similar:
I created another blog. Then I did one post with pictures of each of the awards on it. I did another post with pictures of each of the invitations. Then I just put the shortcuts on this blog - one for AWARDS and one for EVENTS down by my profile.