It’s Friday after a long week and all you want to do it slip into your PJ’s and watch TV. You could A, call for take out, B, have a bowl of cereal or C, clean out your fridge, make a quick dinner and do something good for you all at the same time! If you chose the last option, come with me on a journey to the back of my fridge! I’m about to make a pizza with left-overs!
Before we dive in, let me start by apologizing for the photo quality. Since I literally came up with this post on the fly, I grabbed my iPod which was handy, and not my camera (which needs charged AND the memory card emptied. oops.).
I usually keep a store bought pizza crust in the freezer for just such an occasion, and decided I would use the left overs from last weeks market trip to create a “reality tv cooking program challenge” sort of dinner. I yanked the pizza crust from my freezer to thaw and pulled the following from my pantry and fridge.
Half an onion and some cheddar cheese from a fajita of days passed. Some mozzarella and turkey bacon from last week-end’s breakfast. About 2 tablespoons of goat cheese from… well you know me well enough to know I probably always have left over goat cheese. And an avocado that was invited to some guacamole, but never made it.
The only thing I prepped was the onion as I like mine caramelized. I put my pizza crust on a pizza stone and topped it with the sauce that was inside the package. Erics quick tip: easy with the cheesy! Believe it or not, you will be able to taste your ingredients more if you dont overload your pizza!
About 15 minutes later in a 375 degree oven I had a fast, easy, not-so-bad-for-me pizza! My fridge was happy, my waistline was happy and my wallet was over joyed! I spent 25 minutes in the kitchen which left me plenty of time to catch up on my DVR and snuggle in the for evening!
Get creative this week-end! Open your pantries and refrigerators and take a peek inside. There is a delicious puzzle begging to be put together. You just have to be creative enough the find the pieces that fit! What are some ways you like to use left-overs?