I'm not the best at following directions. If I feel like I can do something on my own, I will try before really thinking it through, or looking at an instruction manual. Why must there be so many words? So many steps? So many, before you begin's? I don't want to before I begin! I wanna begin!
I'm a child. This impatience can get me in trouble in the kitchen. I see a photo on pinterest and think, I can do that! I'm going to do that! And then I attempt without really thinking it through. This Bacon American Flag Pizza is case in point. I saw this photo, started jumping up and down (no really), and grabbing things in my fridge. I happened to have pizza dough in the freezer, fresh mozzarella cheese, purple potatoes (surprising), bacon (less surprising) and pizza sauce. Who needs directions!?
Well, had I looked at the ACTUAL recipe (found here), I would have realized I needed to bake the bacon first to get it crispy. And I would have realized that using alfredo sauce instead of a tomato-based sauce would have kept the cheese whiter. And if/when I make this again, I will use shredded mozzarella cheese. Oh well, you can still tell that it's a flag, right? It tasted good!
Now I want to make a patriotic dessert. Any ideas?