Two Lives, One Lifestyle

2-for-1: Pizza by Katie by Katie
February 5, 2010, 10:45 am
Filed under: Breakfast, Dinner, Eggs, Katie, Lunch, Pizza, Snacks, Two-4-One

Whenever I’m  headed home, I inevitably request a pizza night the first day I arrive.  This “night” entails pizza, wine & beer, and relatives coming over to catch up.  My stepdad Bobby has a talent for making homemade pizza- especially the wheat crust, pesto, onion, broccoli version.  I crave the pizza as well as the company that comes with a pizza night while I’m in Colorado.   When Kelli suggested a “2-for-1: Pizza Edition,” I started dreaming up fancy concoctions but ultimately decided to try to emulate my favorite homemade Bob pizza.

I started with a pre-made crust from Whole Foods since my house-wifery skills are far from Kelli’s.  Also, I didn’t have yeast in my kitchen.  And I’m not a wife.

I rolled out half of the dough (with a wine bottle; I lack a rolling pin- further evidence of not being a housewife) and froze half.  The ingredient list was pretty simple, and probably incorporated more grains than I would have ever included.

Bob’s Most Delicious Wheat Crust Pizza uses pesto as a base and like my mom would, I pulled homemade pesto from the freezer (so my kitchen savvy isn’t that bad).  Making and freezing pesto during peak basil season and then pulling it out in the middle of winter adds a freshness to anything.

I started with the addition of broccoli florets and onion, in true Bob pizza fashion, and continued with olives, portobello mushroom, and cherry tomatoes.  Whatever you do, load up on toppings! Vegetable shrinkage is guaranteed.  Over the top, I sprinkled about 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan and 1/4 c. of Kerrygold Irish Cheddar.  It baked for about 20 minutes at 375°.

I call it “Kitchen Sink Pizza.”  Now in addition to stir-fry, egg scrambles, and pasta, I have another recipe in rotation to use up all the leftover bits of vegetables at the end of the week!

Of course, a pizza night wouldn’t be complete without good company and good wine.  While my “company” included my roommate’s cat, texts with my sister, and a cover letter, I did manage to round out my pizza night with good wine.

This was surprisingly easy to prep and then all I had to do was drink a glass of wine and let it bake.  And while the company of a cover letter was not quite up to par with my mom, Bob, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and puppy,  the pizza gave some reminder of home [35 days!!!!!].


My home laptop computer is 6 years old and not cooperating with posting so here are other eats, beginning yesterday morning.

Oats in an empty recyclable container (OIAERC?).

Turkey, brie, and cranberry on a wheat English muffin and brussels sprouts at lunch:

Wendy’s fries.. say what?  My appetite yesterday was insatiable and it was what I really, really wanted.  I didn’t feel bad about it (well except the part where my stomach pretty much objects to all fried food); I can’t even remember the last time I had fast food fries.

I also snacked on an unpictured apple half and kefir. It’s all about balance ;).  Dinner was the above pizza + salad.

And more vegetable use-up-age in a 2 egg scramble this morning with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, and garlic. Gorgeous shades of green.

Served up with an English muffin and jam.

Now onto tons of work!  Bye!


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OMG your pizza looks incredible!!!

Comment by Kelli

Looks good! I came home tonight and we are having pizza, I found this kinda ironic haha.

Comment by Madelyn

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