It was one of “those” weekends. “Those” referring to fun. I think that’s what it should be, rather than the negative that it usually implies. Anyways, it was fun because we had awesome pizza on Friday, I went to a Creative Connection USA event on Sat, and we finished our Halloween costumes for the HP Themed party we’re going to next weekend, and of course watched lots of World Series baseball.
For Pizza Friday, I was a little worried about what I’d top it with, because our options were quite limited. There was no pepperoni, ham or leftover roast beef. We’d just had a BBQ Chicken Pizza the week before. (Oh my gosh, have I posted about this yet? I don’t think so. For now: It was amazing. The end.) I didn’t have many options. Vegetable drawer to the rescue! I always wonder, when I’m considering a vegetable pizza, if Husband will be OK with it. He always is, but I forget every time.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t eat more than half the pizza. Whatev. It was good. It’s good as leftovers too, but better the first time around. I don’t normally overindulge (except if you give me a bag of Salt and Vinegar Kettle chips – don’t expect me to share – don’t believe me, ask my husband). The full recipe is below. Make it, you’ll be happy you did. (Oh and if you’re someone who doesn’t love veggies, this is a good way to eat them. It doesn’t taste like you’re eating a plate full of goodness. It tastes like you’re eating pizza, which you are, so ignore the rest.)
The Creative Connection Los Angeles Meetup that I went to: amazing! I met so many creative talented women that I’m excited to connect with again in the future. Before the event, to be honest, I wanted to go, and I also didn’t. Once I get to know you, I’m outgoing, a little weird, and am comfortable being myself. But, at first, I’m shy, nervous and awkward. My new friend Joanna from Waterfall Creative had a contest to win a ticket on her blog. I won. (Small side note: Can I just exclaim how talented this girl is! She’s designing a logo for me, that I can’t wait to show to you!) Since I won, I kinda had to go. I didn’t really have an excuse not to. No business cards: make my own (I mean, I was going to a creative event, if anyone was going to appreciate homemade business cards, these people would, I hoped). Nothing to wear? Find something to wear. Too early on a Saturday (we had to leave at 8am)? If I sleep until 7:30, it’s sleeping in… and so on. I’m good at excuses, unfortunately. This time, it was time to just go and see what happened. I’m so glad I did! So, so glad. What a blessing that event was. Here’s a silly, jazz hands photo, courtesy of the talented and super sweet Lizzie at S’Wonderful Photography.
- 1 pizza crust
- 1/4 C zucchini, sliced really thin
- 1/4 lg. tomato, sliced thin
- 1 sm. bok choy (I just used the leafy greens, if you want to use the white part, go ahead, make my day)
- 8 black olives, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, chunks
- 1 C (or more) white cheddar (or mozzarella), grated
- 1/4 C parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 C (or more) tomato sauce
- 1 T flour
- 1 t rosemary infused olive oil (olive oil with some rosemary in it)
- 1/4 t dried oregano
- 1/2 t dried basil
- Pre-heat oven to 475F. Roll out dough on floured pizza stone. Not too thin (it’s not a flatbread crust this time). Brush dough (specifically rolled up edge of crust) with olive oil. Bake for 3-5 minutes (this bake time is so the crust doesn’t get soggy from the tomato sauce – I did 5).
- Top with tomato sauce, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Then add cheese, veggies (with the Bok Choy on top, so it gets crispy) and a little more cheese (save the parmesan for after it’s baked).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (depending on how crispy you want the crust – I did 10). Top with parmesan and eat it all up!