Thursday, July 21, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Somewhere between working, getting our rental house ready for showings, and gymnastics I realize we must eat dinner. On nights like this, when we meet ourselves coming and going, I honestly rely upon semi prepared foods.

Tonights menu: "Homemade Pizza". I use quotation marks because homemade is really a stretch. Maybe easily prepared is a better term? In addition to being rushed for time, I am also trying to use up food stored in my house. So the goal of this week's menu is to use what is on hand and purchase very little.

On hand in my fridge is a bottle of opened Alfredo sauce. It was the inspiration for my pizza tonight. Other things I had on hand; Parmesan cheese, Italian Blend cheese, chicken strips, green onions, pizza dough, and pre-cooked bacon. I purchased from the store fresh spinach ( I am sure you could use frozen but since it is summer and spinach is fresh, why substitute for the frozen kind).

I made a Chicken Spinach Alfredo pizza. I rolled out my pizza crust. Baked it for 5 minutes. Added Alfredo Sauce, topped it with chicken strips, green onions, chopped bacon, Parmesan Cheese and cooked, drained fresh spinach. Then I added Italian Style Shredded Cheese, salt and pepper.

It looked like this before I cooked it:
In addition to this one, I also made my version of a  Maui Wowie pizza. Same concept. Roll out the crust. Bake it for 5 minutes. Top with bbq sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Ray's). Add chicken, pineapple, chopped fresh green onion, and bacon. Add cheese. Salt and pepper. Bake 10 minutes.

Here they are finished. The Chicken Spinach Alfredo is on the left. The Maui Wowie is on the right.

I expected my husband to eat the Chicken Spinach Alfredo and I would eat the Maui Wowie. But to my surprise he loved the Maui Wowie. So we have the Chicken Spinach Alfredo left for tomorrow. Bonus!  I know if The Boy would have been home, he would have gobbled them up.

Easy. Fast. Good.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! These look amazingly delicious!!! I'm going to have to give them a try! :)