August 2, 2007

Have It Your Way

Pre-made pizza crusts are not a sin! Free time is at a minimum for most of us during the work week. To avoid having dinner as late as 9:00 at night, sometimes we'll grab a pre-made crust and use our imagination. For this pie, we used a store bought wheat pizza crust. We lightly brushed the crust with olive oil, added a little sauce, a lot of mozzarella cheese, chunks of pepperoni and some bacon strips. The pepperoni and bacon went both underneath and on top of the cheese. It took no more than 12 minutes to cook, and, with a little side salad, it hit the spot. You can be as creative as you want with toppings- one of the best pizzas I have ever had was in a little Italian place in a strip mall just outside of Sea Isle City, New Jersey. The crust was thin, the sauce was pesto and it was topped with fresh mozzarella and toasted pine nuts. I have never tried to recreate that pie, but it is near the top of my list of things to try to make.

Now you will have the rest of the evening to get to one of those other projects you've been putting off...or to go for a walk, play the piano, play with your dog or peruse cookbooks to plan your next kitchen adventure...and the eggs.

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