One of the many things that we miss around here about Klaus is his fantastic cooking skills. Not only was he good at it, he really loved it, and was always trying to figure out new vegetarian things to make for me. His pizza would have even pleased my Italian grandmother (and her pizza was legendary).
At a local Los Angeles supermarket, there was a wonderful woman who worked behind the deli counter. She actually made certain Russian specialty foods at home and sold them there several days a week. You had to be lucky to get there when she still had some, and she always recognized us and was so pleased that we loved her cooking. They were really incredible. I could never understand what they were correctly called, so Klaus and I came up with names ourselves. There were some that we called oil rags (fried dough stuffed with potato, sauerkraut, or meat) and some that we called boats. Klaus took making these kind of things as a challenge, and that man could make a mean boat.
Boats – for lack of a correct term – are pretty simple. Pizza dough, feta cheese with dill, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and a little olive oil. Tonight – on the eve of the new season of Deadliest Catch (Klaus and I used to watch this somewhat obsessively) – I will try to make boats.
Assemble the ingredients…
Get a little Airedale assistance (he is especially good at helping to sample the feta cheese to make sure it’s just right)…
And voila – boats. To be fair, these are probably the ugliest boats ever made. But since I claim no cookery skills at all, I am pretty pleased. At least they taste right.
So it’s time to settle in with our boats for the new season of Deadliest Catch…
Yes they are delicious, and yes we love to watch this show together.
Miss you Klaus… so much… but we’re watching this together as a fuzzy and furry family just like we would when you were here with us.
Bogart & Lulu