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11th-Jun-2007 04:42 pm
This recipe calls for some unusual ingredients.

If you don't want to follow the link, here is the list of ingredients for Rachel Ray's Tomato and Basil Pizza, as found on Yahoo!:

1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 pound supermarket's refrigerator or freezer section, divided into 4-ounce pieces
2 cups shredded Mozzarella
1 bunch basil

Not surprisingly, I'm not the only one to have noticed this, as evidenced by the comments section.
12th-Jun-2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Those freezer sections are kinda tough to chew.
12th-Jun-2007 03:42 am (UTC)
yeah you're right. You're better off with those 4 ounce pieces of refrigerator sections. Don't mind the freon.
12th-Jun-2007 03:41 am (UTC)
12th-Jun-2007 03:41 am (UTC)
That's-a spicy-a meatball!
12th-Jun-2007 03:47 am (UTC)
For those with not enough iron in their diet, i expect.
16th-Jun-2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Maybe I should try that. Screw red meat--nothing gives you that iron boost like a freezer!
12th-Jun-2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Ahhh, that's great! Some of those comments had me cracking up!
12th-Jun-2007 03:54 am (UTC)

Hooray for lazy stupid people who copy and paste recipes and miss key words. Also hooray for yahoo who encourages it. For those of you curious, the real recipe can be found here: Grilled Tomato-Basil Pizza. The correct ingredient?

1 pound pizza dough from your favorite pizza shop or supermarket's refrigerator or freezer section, divided into 4 equal pieces

At least the second change was still correct, 1lb = 16oz, so 4 equal pieces of 1lb = 4oz. each.

12th-Jun-2007 04:08 am (UTC)
I chipped a tooth when I tried to make this. I should sue.
12th-Jun-2007 04:09 am (UTC)
I lost a tooth. We should sue together.
12th-Jun-2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Hope no-one actually tried it.
12th-Jun-2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Just make sure it's fresh. You're already eating freezer parts, then you don't want to be eating old freezer parts.
12th-Jun-2007 04:51 am (UTC)
So... do I strain the motor oil off the back, or is that part of the seasoning? Also, if I wanted to remove the copper wiring to sell for scrap, would that detract from the overall bouquet of the pizza?
12th-Jun-2007 05:08 am (UTC)
I don't understand why recipes like this exist in the first place. Recipes for pizzas and sandwiches and things like that. If it had some special crust I could understand, but it just says use whatever crust you want? That's not a recipe!

Why doesn't it just say "Make a pizza, but put some crushed tomatoes and basil on it!" "Make a turkey sandwich with focaccia instead of white bread and sliced avocados." I see so many recipes that could be rewritten in a sentence. Do people actually need recipes for sandwiches?
12th-Jun-2007 05:36 am (UTC)
The pizza one makes some sense- if you're not making pizza often, you might not know how much of the toppings to buy, the cooking temperature, or even what's the best way to layer whatever it is that's on the pizza.

And the sandwich one could be justified, if it was for making lots of sandwiches- "This is how much turkey you will need. These are how many avocados."- or maybe if it had some special technique- like the ones where you hollow out a French loaf and fill it with meat and the like.

But mostly, pizza and sandwiches don't need recipes.
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12th-Jun-2007 08:41 am (UTC)
Now is that a stupid or is that just a typo?
13th-Jun-2007 08:07 am (UTC)
It's an incomplete copy/paste, I think. The stupid is that they didn't proofread it and fix it.
12th-Jun-2007 10:28 am (UTC)
wtf? haha
I guess she didn't really want to give away the secret to her recipe.
12th-Jun-2007 10:47 am (UTC)
Why is everybody resorting to store-bought freezer sections. I prefer the homemade variety. It's much healthier and isn't treated with pesticides.
12th-Jun-2007 11:44 am (UTC)
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