Saturday, February 25, 2012

Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

I received a pizza stone as a gift. I figured it was as good a time as any to try it out. I'll never turn down pizza. Among many other people, I have a 5 year old that lives inside my brain that constantly wants pizza and spaghetti. I try to please everyone (inside my head) but also try to keep the calories, fat and cholesterol down. Oy vey! It's not easy. I mean, on one hand we have but one life to live, right? We could go tomorrow, we must live for today, go for it! and all that. But...there is a balance. That, I can agree on.

I used a store bought crust but I stretched it out into two pies by pulling it out onto the pans. This gives a thin-crunchy crust. I went for a misting of olive oil with loads of garlic as the base. Topped that with a generous layer of broccoli florets, loads of mushrooms, then turkey kielbasa, onions, tomatoes, green olives, dried tomatoes, and a light sprinkling of mozzerella cheese.

Hey, speaking of living for the day...Being a product of the 70's I completely forgot to actually use my pizza stone and used my old sheet pans instead. We chalk that up to the price of doing business...monkey business that is. This gives me another instant reason to make another pizza! The word pizza alone is exciting, seeing the pies, the melted cheese. That's all one needs to feel satiated in many ways. This was a much healthier version then from a pizza parlor but I got my fix and I also got my veggies. We all win.

1 comment:

Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?