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Easy and Delicious Dinner

It’s Wednesday!  We’re half way to the weekend!!!  (In case you were wondering, I really do love weekends as much as it seems!)

I recently canceled my 5:15 class on Tuesdays, so yesterday I found myself with enough time to run home between practice after school and teaching SHRED.  I hung out with Daniel for a few minutes, ate some of the most delicious salsa ever, and then prepped for dinner.  On Mondays and Tuesdays, I don’t get home until around 9, so dinner has to be something quick and easy (or leftovers ha).  Last night, I had my mind set on one thing: pizza.

No, no, not that type of pizza (even though it is delicious).  I wanted something full of flavor, but not full of greasy fat.  Before heading out for SHRED, I chopped up some veggies for the pizza so I could quickly throw everything together when I got home from class.  I used button mushrooms, stick onions (green onions), and green bell pepper.  To the vegetable mixture, I added finely chopped fresh rosemary, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and some Italian seasoning.  I didn’t take pictures as I prepped because honestly, I didn’t think this pizza would turn into anything too spectacular.  I’ve never been so happy to be wrong in my life!

Daniel preheated the oven for me while I was driving home, and as soon as I walked in, I threw two Flat Out Light wraps into the oven to slightly toast (about 3 or 4 minutes at 350-ish degrees).  I made a split-second decision to spread a wedge of Laughing Cow light on each pizza crust.  I put my pizza sauce on next, and then divided my vegetable mixture evenly between the two pizzas.  Some mini turkey pepperoni were added on top of that, and finally the entire thing was topped off with shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.  Back into the oven they went until the cheese was bubbly and the edges were brown (about 10 minutes).

pre-cheese

Ohhhhhh myyyyy gooooodnesssss this was delicious!  I think that little extra layer of cheese on the bottom is what made it so good.  I could definitely eat this pizza on a regular basis.  Check out that cheesy goodness.

Is it just me, or are mini turkey pepperoni absolutely adorable?  Of course, I do think any “tiny” food is cute, like these mini lasagna cups!

I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday!  I’ll see you on Friday – hopefully with a new circuit workout (we shall see)!

So tell me…

What is your favorite quick and easy dinner during the week?

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

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Homemade pizza and a basil tragedy

Wednesday night when I got home from Zumba, I got out my pizza dough, turned the oven on , and was getting ready to cook.  Daniel politely said, “I’m not really hungry – sorry.”  With a huge smile on my face, I turned the oven off, put the dough back in the fridge, and came and joined him in the den.  Seeing as it was already 9:00, I was completely fine with not cooking, but I was secretly craving that pizza… 


Well, last night, I got my pizza!


Trader Joe’s pizza dough

Delallo pizza sauce

Honey goat cheese

Sargento light mozzarella string cheese

Fresh jalapeno

Onion

Chopped tomato

Fresh basil

The basil was a welcomed but unexpected addition to my ingredient list.  We are in the process of having a new roof put on our house.  Yesterday, they moved my basil and rosemary plants out of the way so they wouldn’t throw shingles on them as they were tearing them off.  I offered to move them elsewhere, and the young man said they had already moved them and they were fine.  I jokingly said “don’t kill my plants, okay?” and he laughed and promised they would be fine.  Well, yesterday afternoon I decided I was going to move them to the back of the house to get more sun, and do you know what I found?   A shingle had been thrown down and broke off one stem of my basil plant (about 10 inches)…grrrr…  Instead of getting upset and demanding  a new basil plant from that lying kid ;), I decided to make the pizza with fresh basil.

Man, it was good!  Fresh herbs always make the biggest difference in recipes.

Do you make pizza at home?  If so, do you buy pizza dough/crust or make it?

I buy Trader Joe’s pizza dough every time I go to Nashville.  I always have at least 2 regular and 2 whole wheat in the freezer.  It’s only $1 per bag, and it is seriously delicious dough.

What’s your favorite fresh herb?

Basil, rosemary, parsley 


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