Sunday, October 17, 2010

eggs, pie, and PIZZA!

We had a "throwback brunch" today!

(Sorry for the blurry photo . . . don't know WHAT was wrong with the camera this morning!?!) We haven't had poached eggs, hashbrowns, and kale in AGES, and it was nice to go back to an old standby! Yum. :)

Here's a slice of the pumpkin pie I made yesterday:

I followed a pretty traditional recipe, except that I didn't have any evaporated milk in the house, so I used a combination of fat-free greek yogurt and regular milk in place . . . and the finished pie has a slightly tangy, almost cheesecake-like flavor. Mmmmm! What a great surprise!

After an afternoon of lounging, biking, and seeing a play, I made Dan and I some pizza for dinner! Woo!

Pie #1:

Half whole-wheat Artisan Bread crust, topped with caramelized onions, mozzarella, parmesan, four different kinds of mushrooms, (white button, cremini, shiitake, and chanterelle,) a teensie sprinkle of salt, a generous amount of black pepper, and a few dashes of dried thyme. Sublime! Rich, slightly sweet, and incredibly flavorful from all of the different fungi. MMMMMMMMMM.

Pie #2:

Half whole-wheat Artisan Bread crust again, topped with organic pizza sauce, mozzarella and parmesan, red onion, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, broccoli, and a sprinkle of dried oregano. A completely different species than the pie above, but just as good, in its own bright and assertive way.

Plated, with salad:

I fixed us a little side salad of local micro greens, dressed with a simple lemon juice, olive oil, s/p dressing. I could have eaten gallons of this salad! Thank goodness we still have half a clamshell of micro greens left!


I think it's funny that my impulse buys at the co-op this week were pomegranate-flavored licorice, wild mushrooms, and micro greens! I'm such a dork. :)

What goofy stuff do you impulse buy when food shopping?

1 comment:

Deb Schiff said...

My goodness, that all looks fantastic!