Pizza Thursday Report for July 15th, 2010

Hi my pretties!  How is everybody’s week going so far? This is our first week back after a week long vacation and I don’t mind telling you that at the start it was a little rough going.  Ouch!  Vacation blues mostly.  You know, where you sit there and think to yourself, “Wow do I really have to go back to normal life and that old tired schedule again?”  Yeah.

The week has been good to us though!  We have been out to dinner to celebrate our anniversary since we didn’t get a chance to go out last week.  We have spoken to close friends on the phone and we are going out to dinner with friends this evening.  So while we have returned to that old and tired schedule, the week has definitely had some highlights.

I have also planned another foodie trip!  YaY!  My BFF Lori mentioned to me that The Food Blog Forum (Run by Steamy Kitchen and White on Rice) is hosting a seminar in Atlanta in September.  It is a one day seminar with a cocktail meet n’ greet on Friday evening and an after party on Saturday evening.

After some chit-chat with Scott and checking of flight prices, attending was a definite go!  So OHC is off to Hotlanta for a seminar, meeting with old friends, and possibly meeting some new friends!  The seminar also looks fantastic!  Hooray! So now I’m all kinds of excited!  If you are going let me know!

And now on to the pizza, which is why you’re here, right? ;)

Did a bit of a twist on the pizza this week.  I don’t really want to refer to it as Mexican Pizza but well, I don’t know what else to call it!

  • Whole Wheat Crust
  • Pizza sauce + salsa
  • Moz and shredded Mexican cheese
  • Red onions
  • Green peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Pinto beans
  • Mushrooms (Scott’s side)

This pizza was so good!  The combo of the salsa mixed with a bit of pizza sauce was fantastic!  It did make the sauce really watery during cooking though so if I make this again I’ll probably have to address that in some way.

I lightly sauteed up the red onions and green peppers to give them that smoky cooked flavor similar to what you would get if you ordered fajitas.   I just happened to have some leftover pinto beans in the fridge so I figured, why not?  Might as well toss those suckers on there too.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well everything just sort of blended together to create a lovely pizza.  I also considered putting a dollop of sour cream (read 2% Fage) on each slice but ended up going without.  I should have though because I bet it would have been fantastic!  When Scott has leftovers today I might sneak a taste just to see. ;)

Last night’s wine was a Blackstone Merlot which is a really decent merlot for a very reasonable price.  My suggestion though it to make sure it breathes well before sipping.  Even once it’s poured in the glass, give it a minute or two before you partake.  It really needs that extra time to develop.

We watched such a mix of things on the Tube last night!  Antiques Roadshow (you know how us grans rock it), House Hunters (people are strange), and Kathy Griffin (who’s mom is getting more famous than she is!).  Then I crashed out in bed and slept the sleep of the innocent, worn out.

Tell me how you’re doing gang! :D

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