A job that occupied a large portion of my life for the past 6 weeks has ended... And I am one week away from my return to Spain.
I've been hitting some hurdles...
How did I start off the day? I re-visited "Doughville"
|A single batch of the recipe is very easy to handle.|
Then off to my erranding. The Spanish Consulate relaxed their rules about getting fingerprints cleared with the FBI since it takes 8-10 weeks... Now I just need to get proof with the State of California Department of Justice that I have an absence of a police record... which takes about 3 days... but just about every place I go - there are issues, and they can't do the LiveScan (come back with the proper form, the person isn't there, the computer crashed, the appointment window is closed, etc.) I had an easier time getting the FBI clearance back in February! Too bad those are expired now.
So what did I do when I returned to Lisa's? Re-visited "Tartlandia"...
But I got a little creative. Or rather, I wanted to combine a Smitten Kitchen recipe that I love with Ludo's recipe, which I know inside-out.
|Yellow & Green Zucchini, with lemon, thyme and the creme melange|
|perfect crisp golden thin cracker-like crust... not dough-y like pizza.|
|Caramelized onions, thinly sliced fingerling potato coins sauteed in clarified butter & pepperoni slices (we had no bacon)|
|Great color, perfect crust... but i preferred the zucchini one.|
hmmmm - the last time I opened my mouth about making eggs - specifically an omelet, French Chef traumatized me (story for another day).
So I'm in denial that Ludobites is over, and I'm being denied on my attempts to get a temporary residency visa for Spain... I hate being in limbo. and less than a week left. gahhhh!