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In this arts and craft video John Lithgow will show you how to make homemade dog biscuits for your pet and a pizza for you.
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John Lithgow: The leaning tower of Paloozaville. Yes, I know it’s Italian Day Buzzy. What’s that? Pepperoni Pepito of Paloozaville has popped out of town? To Padua, then how am I suppose to have my favorite Italian lunch? No, I’m not driving to Padua, Jesusa has an answer.
Carmen de la Paz: Happy lunch hour your Mayorship.
John Lithgow: Not today Jesusa. Pepperoni Pepito is out of town.
Carmen de la Paz: Padua.
John Lithgow: Everyone knows but me. I’m very hungry and all I want is pepperoni pizza. Can you help?
Carmen de la Paz: Are you sure that something else the townie won’t do?
John Lithgow: No, I can’t have fusilli or spaghetti or farfalle. I’ve been waiting all week for pizza perfecta.
Carmen de la Paz: Of course your pizza ship will get right on it.
John Lithgow: I knew you’d bake up an idea to get back to me as soon as possible. I’m running out of bread sticks.
Carmen de la Paz: Si senore.
Pizza means pie in Italian and it has been enjoyed around the world for thousands of years. Americans in an average of 23 pounds of pizza every year and the most popular topping is pepperoni.
Are you ready?
Kids: What’s the palooza?
Carmen de la Paz: We’re going to create a pizza parlor and make our very own pizza pies.
Kids: What do we need?
Carmen de la Paz: We’re going to need some checkered tablecloths maybe a center piece or two, English muffins, cheese, tomato sauce and a topping like mayo pepperoni and we need some pizza chefs.
Hey guys, you know it’s Italian Day here in Paloozaville. Italy is a boot-shaped country in Southern Europe that’s a world leader in fashion, food and fast cars. Some fabulous artists have come from Italy like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and some of your favorite foods too.
Now, were ready to make our pizza pies. I’m starting out with an English muffin. You might want to have your mom and dad help you cut it in half because an English muffins going to be perfect for our pizza pie crust then of course, we need tomato sauce. What’s a pizza without tomato sauce and lots of tomato sauce all over the top of it.
And then of course we need cheese, and I love lots of cheese on my pizza. And you could choose with any topping that you want on yours. I’m going to use pepperoni on this pizza, but you can use vegetables, you can use hamburger, you can do whatever is it that you want.
If you want your cheese melted, your parents can help you cook the pizza on the toaster oven or microwave. And there we have our first pizza pie.
John Lithgow: Don’t joke with me at a time like this Buzzy – man cannot live by bread sticks alone.
Jesusa Palloza, do you have pepperoni pizzas for me?
Carmen de la Paz: On their way, all so long—
John Lithgow: Multo delicioso, pepperoni pizza.
Carmen de la Paz: With anchovies just the way that Buzzy said you like it.
John Lithgow: Buzzy.
We’ll, Buzzy today I’m speaking to the luncheon for the Paternal Order of Paloozas, they call themselves by they’re initials P.O.P.
We’ll, yes they are quite POP, you are, I was thinking of starting a little joke. What do you call the five bottles of grape soda? A pop group—get it? Pop music, soda pop, P.O.P.
No, I’m not giving up my day job. I like being the mayor of Paloozaville and the POP of two great dogs—Fanny and Blue. Oh God, Buzzy your right. I’ve forgot! I promised the dogs that we spend the day together. Turn on mayor vision, get me Jesusa Palooza.
Carmen de la Paz: Pleasant pontifacating your Mayorship.
John Lithgow: Oh, Jesusa, I’m really in the dog house. I’m suppose to give a speech but I promised Fanny and Blue that I’d spend the day with them, what should I do?
Carmen de la Paz: Why don’t you tell Funny and Blue that you’ll do something together tomorrow and we’ll come up with something great to make them feel very special.
John Lithgow: Oh thank you Jesusa.
Carmen de la Paz: Every dog has his day Sir. We’ll be ready by the time you tell the POPs your last joke.
John Lithgow: What do you mean, maybe she should say after the first joke?
Carmen de la Paz: Are you ready?
Kids: What’s the palooza?
Carmen de la Paz: We’re going to make some special doggie treats.
Kids: What do we need?
Carmen de la Paz: Well, we need one cup of flour, one cup of whole wheat flour, one half-cup of coarse corn meal, one half cup of non-fat instant milk, one half teaspoon of garlic, sugar and pinch of salt, one half-cup of cheese, one quarter cup of parmesan cheese, one egg and a half a cup of broth, vegetable, beef or chicken broth.
Now, let’s mix all our dry ingredients into the bowl. Starting out with the flour, the whole wheat flour, the coarse corn meal, and non-fat instant dry milk, garlic, sugar and salt, one half cup of cheese, one quarter cup of parmesan cheese, and then we’re going to mix it all up so that we stir it all together nice and evenly.
Once we have all the dry ingredients mixed up together, now we’re going to add egg and the one half cup of broth. Now you mix that up. Once the ingredients are mixed and ready take them out of the bowl, so that we can neat it just a little bit, and once it’s ready to go now we’re going to roll it out with a rolling pin. Roll it out just a little bit. You can go from side to side. You can go back and forth.
Now that the dough is rolled out we’re ready to cut with a cookie cutter in the shape of a bone, just going to start in the very corner here in just pressed down, hold back just a little bit on the dough and then with the spatula, just lift it up, just like that and it’s ready to go on to the cooking tip.
And now it goes into the oven for an hour and a half at 250 degrees then after the hour and a half you turn around the whole tray right in the oven for another half an hour. Don’t forget to ask your parents for help when using the oven, and then your doggie biscuits are ready go.
John Lithgow: I’m back.
Carmen de la Paz: Hello, there Your Mayorship. How was your speech?
John Lithgow: It was Palooza magnificent if I say to myself. Are we putting on the dog yet?
Carmen de la Paz: Well, we created these wonderful doggie treat Sir and we were thinking that you could hide them all over your house and play doggie detective by having Fanny and Blue find them.
John Lithgow: Perfect, thank you Jesusa, send them right over.
Aha, my last joke. What wear is a coat in winter and pants all the summer? A dog, get it? Fur coat, pants for water. I don’t care what you say Fanny and Blue are going to love that joke.