I'd had pizza on the meal plan for so long I ended up shredding the cheese the other day and sticking it in the freezer, for fear my beautiful mozzarella was going to get moldy on me! The cheese thawed beautifully tonight, and contributed to one glorious pizza:
I topped a half whole-wheat Artisan Bread crust with organic pizza sauce, (Muir Glen tends to be my brand of choice these days, since it is thick, rich, and perfectly spiced, in my opinion,) plenty of mozzarella, red onion, green bell pepper, fresh tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, sliced black olives, and a sprinkle of oregano. Cheesy, cheesy goodness! I had a little extra cheese after my usual sprinkling, and rather than save it for some other use, I decided to throw caution to the wind and make an extra-cheesy pizza. Good decision!
And hello, WHY have I never served steamed artichokes with pizza before? Heaven on a plate! Two of my most favorite foods in one meal! (Yes, we do dip our artichoke leaves and then dunk the heart in plenty of peppery lemon-butter. Mmmmmmmmm!) I love artichokes so, so much, and am always a little bit sad at the last bite. Fortunately, it will be spring in warmer parts of the country soon, so I can start indulging my artichoke cravings more often!
I think artichokes are tied with asparagus for title of "my favorite vegetable." What's at the top of your list?