Feburine is all about the idea of combining small amounts of dangerous, non-filling deliciousnesses with larger amounts of not at all dangerous, quite filling deliciousnesses.
For example consider snap, crackle, sugar-coated, chocolate flavoured rice cereal. About one cup of this dangerous, non-filling deliciousness will be great for some of the Feburine breakfasts. Combined with whole milk, it will be just like having a chocolate milk shake, only crunchy! My generous addition of raw, or thawed nectarines will be a perfect match, giving the breakfasts some much needed substance.
However, the highest accolade of all must go to the Pizza.
Home cooked pizza perfectly incorporates controlled amounts of two dangerous, non-filling deliciousnesses, namely cheese and salami, into the meal.
We buy fresh pre-prepared pizza bases from the supermarket. The first step is getting the temperature of the oven to very hot, I mean really hot, the top of the dial, so it is important to have that happening while getting all the pizza toppings ready.
Now I would classify onions, green capsicums and tinned champignons as, “Not at all dangerous, quite filling deliciousnesses”. One could eat truck loads of them. The trouble is why would one want to eat truck loads of them? The answer to that is so obvious, right?
When they are added as toppings on a pizza, combined with 50 grams (5 thin slices) of commercial brand cheese, 50 grams of sliced hot salami, tomato paste and crushed garlic. When all the ingredients are cooked together for about ten minutes, I become more convinced about the deliciousnesses part of the classification. Onions, green capsicums and tinned champignons become elevated, closer to heaven.
I know that our recipe for home cooked pizza will not win any cooking competition, Pete and Mannu would find the proportions quite unusual, but it does win my “Wattle Weight Warrior” five star value recipe award.