Monday, September 24, 2007


Tonight's dinner was inspired by the lunch served in the cafeteria today: pizza. I went back to the site where I got my pizza recipe, pulled out a crust I had made from scratch earlier and frozen, and got cooking.

Things didn't go quite as planned when I got halfway through sauteing the onion and garlic to make the sauce and realized I didn't have any tomato paste on hand. Oops! Not to be deterred at this stage in the game, I grabbed a can of tomato sauce and proceeded to apply it liberally throughout the kitchen. (Well, that part was on accident... but after I got that wiped up and cooked off the extra liquid in the skillet...)

I preheated my oven to 450 degrees with my baking stone in there, and slid the now-finished pizza on top of it. You will notice from the picture below that only half of the pizza has cheese on it. Alas, I cannot do cheese due to my food alergies.

That is why I am so pleased to have fresh tomatoes to slice on top. Yum!

Now I need to go see how much of the kitchen I can get cleaned up before it is time to watch the season premier of Heroes with Bryan.


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Mer said...


I was pretty bummed at the time. I was still wearing my nice clothes from work, and it got all over me as well. My husband walks in to this disaster and just says, "What can I do?"

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Barbara said...

Hi Merilee, I looked at the whole blog again including the latest additions. Your lunches are tooo cute to eat but very healthy so go ahead, I won't watch. Gpa & I are in Seward but headed home today. More soon including the butter subsitute. Love, gma

Mer said...

Grandma, you and Mom both think my lunches are too cute to eat. I think them being cute makes eating them more fun! :0)

Carrots shaped into little fish, for instance, are much more likely to get munched on by me than the regular baby carrots I used to pack in my lunches.