Friday, November 06, 2009

The Date with no Date

Pizza and a movie?  Sounds like a cozy date night to me.  Unfortunately my date is still in Ontario playing soldier.  Boooo.

But my pizza was fab.u.lous!

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After work I made a batch of Jenna’s Best Pizza Dough.  It’s super easy, comes together in no time, and only has to rise for about an hour.  I added Italian Seasoning and flax seeds for a little something extra.  Divided it into two servings…one for tonight and one for the freezer.

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While it rose I finished puttering around the house, and then prepped my toppings.  I’ve been planning this all week.  My pizza was inspired by the veggie pizza we served at the cafe I worked at when I was younger.  The restaurant was a cool cappucino bar (long before Starbucks took over the world) and we served a mostly vegetarian menu of all homemade foods

The pizza was topped with carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, red onion and pineapple

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With grated part-skim mozzarella and fresh parmesan.

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Baked at 425 for 15 minutes and then broiled for about 3 minutes to make a crispy crust on the cheese.

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Deeeeeeeelish!  and huge!  I ate half and saved the rest.  I was definitely courting a food baby in my belly after all that doughy goodness. 

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The rest of my date night consists of a movie and popcorn.  Although I’m not sure where I’ll fit the popcorn…so we shall see.

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Earlier today, lunch was the ultimate childhood comfort soupLipton’s Chicken Noodle.  When you want it, nothing else will do.  :)

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I added a cup of frozen veggies to the pot.

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And served with cheese and crackers.  Reminds me of Mom.  :)

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For the 4pm pick-me-up I did a water chugging challenge and snacked on a chocolate Nature Valley bar.  A little hydration and sugar boost to beat the dulldrums of the first snow day of the year. 

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Time for some Ryan Reynolds (*drooool), so goodnight all. 

Happy weekend!!

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8 comments:

andrea. said...

Pizza looks delicious -- I LOVE broccoli on pizza!

Nicole said...

*laughs* You lost me at Ryan Reynolds *swoon*

Did you mention anything else in the post??? Oh wait yes you did...food...snow....Ryan Reynolds...

*s* I'm a girl who likes her some Ryan Reynolds`

Nicole said...

*laughs* You lost me at Ryan Reynolds *swoon*

Did you mention anything else in the post??? Oh wait yes you did...food...snow....Ryan Reynolds...

*s* I'm a girl who likes her some Ryan Reynolds`

Tamara said...

Nice looking pizza. I'll book mark that dough recipe. And I want to make those pumpkin muffins but sans the cream cheese.

Enjoy cozying up with Ryan. He was pretty cute in that movie.

Coffeeintherain said...

Your pizza looks tasty, and I loved that movie! What did you think???

Life, Health & Fitness said...

I love that dough recipe and the same as you I always add ground flax. Love the crush/chewiness it adds. What seasonings did you ended up adding, italian ones?

The Proposal was cute (okay Ryan Reynolds is cute, hehe) Sounds like you had a great night. :)

hrclark said...

That pizza looks awsome!!

calialexandra said...

I've always wanted to try Jenna's pizza dough - is it as good as it looks? I love a big phat veggie pizza!