Let’s talk TV…. I love me some TV…more to the point… I love me some 30 minute comedy TV.
I am from generation TV. My love affair started at a very young age with the classic 30 minute (22 without commercials) comedy. 80’s shows like Saved by The bell, Alf, Punky Brewster, Who’s the Boss, Growing Pains, the Cosby Show, heading into the 90’s, Fresh Prince, Friends, Seinfeld, Frasier, 30 rock from the sun…. I could literally type for 10 pages with the list of shows I watched growing up.
Which brings me to my point, yes I have a point to all this yammering. Where are all the good 30 minute comedy shows gone? All we seem to watch these days are 60 minute dramas. Don’t get me wrong, I could not live without my Downton Abby, Sherlock, or Supernatural, but I’m craving the simplicity of the 80/90’s comedy.
I’m here to tell you , I have found a few hidden gems, and you must watch them with me… you will once again laugh out loud and not feel confined to your couch for 60 minutes.
Here we go… Episodes… Matt Leblanc playing Matt Leblanc, with an edgy joey persona… LAUGH OUT LOUD funny….2 broke girls… a kind of obvious, bad one liner funny, worth a watch. Oh and how about Trophy wife… 3rd hot wife, dealing with past wives and their children… I always hesitate to watch this, then it sucks me in.
I have saved the Best for last… The Goldbergs… I’m in heaven with this show… its all about this family growing up in the 80’s. Remember when you got excited when your mom bought the super long telephone cord, so you could leave the room to have a private conversations… that’s in this show. Oh and they did a Goonies episode… nuff said.
If you have any gems you’re watching, please share I have a few more slots open for watching.
Oh ya, make this super awesome garlic whole wheat pizza dough, Its adapted from Ashley’s, and I even added the best tip for making it rise fast from Kelly…These Gals are geniuses…. It’s my go to crust. It make 2 medium size crusts, I always freeze one for later.
P.S. I promise not to bore you with a million dough pictures next week. Maybe I’ll make some pizza with this dough.. YAY!
Whole Wheat Garlic Dough
1 1/4 Cup of Hot Water
1 Pack of Quick Rise Active Yeast
2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
3 Cups of Flour
1 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
1 ½ Teaspoon of Garlic Salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk both the flours and garlic salt. You can also just add to a regular bowl if you don’t have a stand mixer.
Run the water until its warm, measure out the warm water and pour into a medium bowl. Add the olive oil. Sprinkle the yeast over top the warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Pour the yeast mixture into the bowl with the flour. If using a stand mixer, mix with the paddle until combined, it usually takes a couple turns. Then replace the paddle with the dough hook, and let it run on low for 5 minutes.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, pour yeast mixture into the bowl with flour, and mix with a spoon until it comes together, then you use your hands to knead on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes.
Once the dough has been kneaded for 5 minutes, spray a large bowl with non-stick spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
Start up your dryer and let it run for 3-5 minutes. Stop the dryer and place the bowl with the dough into the dryer and let it sit for 15 -20 minutes. It should double in size. If not warm up the dryer again and place the bowl back in.
Once the dough has doubles in size, punch down. Separate into 2 balls. I usually use one and freeze the other.