24 January, 2012

Eats - Fancy freezer pizza

So, for my first how-to-make-something-quick-and-yummy post - fancy freezer pizza.

My boyfriend and I are suckers for sales on freezer pizza, so we almost always have a stock.  This one was a Tostino's pepperoni, but really I prefer plain cheese.

So, start with your cheap freezer pizza.  Add a variety of fresh (or at least fresher) ingredients and some spices.  Bake as usual, or maybe a tad longer if you add a lot of veggies.

For this one - fresh spinach, goat cheese, onion, dried basil, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper.

16 January, 2012

Excuses, excuses

I have been unforgivably absent from my blog since *gasp* October.  I have good reasons - new home, new job, new diet, all within a two week span, not to mention hosting two family Thanksgivings and three family Christmases.  Swamped, I tell you.

But life is starting to settle down.  Maybe there will be a flood of brilliant, inspired entries over the next month or so....

But back to the new diet.  I must say, it's hard to think of food in the same way when eating a rigid selection of small meals, six times a day.  It's too much work to make each of them (or really any of them) fabulous.  I blame that for my continued silence.  But I've decided to turn it into a challenge - post simple but healthy and delicious meals.  Starting with what I made tonight, but that'll have to wait.  I already have a couple of entries lined up.

By the way, my next blog entry is not diet-friendly.  One day a week, I get to eat whatever I want.  Now you want to know why I can't use THAT day to make fancy food.  I will, I will.  Stop nagging!  But this one is a throw-back to my last 6+ weeks of insanity that have kept me from really cooking.  A suggestion for making something frozen and dull into something awesome with very little effort.  Teaser.