Having All You Need

When Vince called Wednesday to tell me he wasn’t going out of town, I had nothing on the menu for Wednesday night.  There were a couple of dishes in the freezer I could defrost and cook but none of  them sounded good.  I decided on pizza and knew I could find everything I needed in my fridge.  Just a little work and we’d have a top notch pizza for dinner.

Front right – I opened a jar of home canned tomatoes and added spices – oregano, garlic, basil, fennel seed, and anything else in the spice cabinet that looked like it might work.  It simmered for a couple of hours til it was thick.  Then I added just a little bit of brown sugar.

Middle right – Pepperoni

Back – Mozzarella cheese

Middle left – Prosciutto

Front left – Mushrooms and onions which I sauteed in a little olive oil.

For the crust, I used some of the olive oil bread dough in the fridge . . dough from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book.

In no time at all, we had a  yummy pizza.

This was one of those times when I was so glad to have lots of “ingredients” in my fridge.  Even better, I only  used half of all the ingredients so today for lunch, we’ll have another homemade pizza!


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    pdudgeon says

    yep, it really pays dividends to have a well-stocked kitchen and pantry.
    my kids always loved home made pizza when they were growing up.

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    And it’s always such a good feeling to use up what’s in the fridge before it turns green or blue!!! Without lots of kids at home any more, I have to make sure that I think of ways to use up the bits and pieces of leftovers! That reminds me- I have a little leftover pot roast in there- think I’ll shred it up for BBQ beef sandwiches for tonight!

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    yummmmmmm, I’m sure glad I had pizza on the menu for tonight because if I didn’t I would have to go change the menu. 🙂 That looks delicious! I love shopping in the pantry, fridge and freezer.

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    oh, yum, that looks so good! One of my favorites, but I’ve never had prosciutto – it’s REALLY expensive here – isn’t it like a cross between bacon and ham? I do put bacon on my homemade pizza – hubby says it’s a waste of good bacon to hide it on a pizza though, LOL. He’s not really fond of pizza though (not a cheese fan).

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    I made my first batch of bread from the Artisian 5 min book. We loved it. I really need to find a pizza board, I tried throwing it off of a rimless cookie sheet. That didn’t work so good.
    I can’t wait to bake more with it! I was suprised the dough had NO sugar what so ever. I used the very first dough recipe in the book.

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    Mel Meister says

    The dough looks terrific for that pizza. Guess I’ll have to dig the book out and make that dough. I hadn’t made that one yet. Have you tried freezing it in dough balls for pizza? It’s so easy to have it on hand fresh, that I guess it’s not necessary to freeze.