Monday, November 20, 2006

Keeping It Simple!

Free-Stlye Veggie Pizza

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I have been cooking very little lately.

Left-over mixed vegetables, half of a salad tomato, mozzarella cheese, pecorino cheese and store bought pizza dough, made for a delicious and very quick dinner. I added a little Italian seasoning, olive oil and topped it with fresh basil just before serving.

I only used half of the pizza dough and used the other half to make another pizza crust which I pre-baked and froze for future use! I guess that's why the shape is kind of oblong, because I cut the dough in half and somehow couldn't get a perfect circle. I kind of like this shape though, it seems more casual and homemade.

The only problem I ran into was half way through cooking the crust, it blew up like a balloon and I had to pierce it. I'm glad I checked on it or I would have had a hollow ball of bread instead of a pizza crust!

I just heard on the food network that pizza(take-out) is the most popular dinner on the night before Thanksgiving. Of course it is, no one in their right mind is going to cook dinner with all of the work they have preparing the Thanksgiving meal.

What are you having for dinner Wednesday night?


wheresmymind said...

I'm having leftover lambshank provencial that I made tonight

Anonymous said...

tacos, not my fave but it was my aunt'ssuggestion. i'll probably make it a salad.

Brilynn said...

Well, since I'm Canadian and have already had my Thanksgiving, Wednesday is just a regular night. I haven't figured out what I'm making but possibly some risotto with something or other.

Anonymous said...

You're asking who in the right mind would cook dinner the day before thanksgiving? the old timers always cooked dinner does that answer your question?Ciao bambola

Artfully Yours said...

Hi Annie,
I wanted to let you know that I posted the Pecan Bars to your "Sweet Tooth Post". Hope you find it ok!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I made pizza since we had other plans for dinner on Friday (our usual pizza night). We would have had takeout if I hadn't taken the day off from work.

Anonymous said...

We had Mexican...its a tradition to go out for us