Monday, August 1, 2016

Pizza Margherita on the Fly

pizza ready for the hot oven!
While most of mom and dad's friends that are their age eat out at least twice a day, mom is in a very shrunk category of fixing dinner for her and dad (and anyone else that's around) just about every night of the year. Mom still cooks because she still loves cooking, no other reason. And lunch every day for mom and dad are the left-overs from the night before. 
Yesterday we met some old friends and the five of us went for brunch at the Claysville Store. It's a wonderful family-run restaurant that's only open on Saturday nights and Sundays from about noon to 3pm. They only serve country-fried chicken and country-fried ham steaks, but with all the fixin's. Best fried chicken I've ever eaten outside of my grandma! (Do go here to find out more about this lovely little restaurant.) Since we ate there at about 2pm yesterday and mom, dad and I each had a piece of chicken left (you get 3 pieces) and a biscuit, we didn't bother with dinner, just had our chicken and biscuit and a sliced tomato when we got hungry later on. 
Thus, today we had no left-overs for lunch today.
But mom, of course, had a trick up her sleeve. There's always fixin's for pizza in her kitchen and flatbread/pita bread in her freezer to put the fixin's on!

Our pizzas were delicious! 

Major yum there!

The throw 'n go for 3 folks: 

2 flatbread/pita breads (the thinner the better) (Cham brand pitas are wonderful; it was what we used)
olive oil
marinara sauce
5 - 6 roma tomatoes, cored and chopped
oregano (fresh from their garden and then dried on the counter - very fragrant!)
fresh basil leaves, rolled up and julienned into strips

Preheat oven to 450ยบ F. Microwave flatbread for about 10 seconds to thaw if frozen. Place them on a cookie and sprinkle olive oil on them. Spoon a bit of marinara sauce on top of the breads, just enough to very lightly coat them all over. Next, evenly distribute the chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle oregano lightly and then distribute the basil ribbons evenly over both breads. Place one round of mozzarella in the middle of each bread, then round halves around the breads (see above photo). Sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper and BumHot (or cayenne if no BumHot). Bake for about 10 minutes or until the mozzarella is completely melted. This is all kinds of delicious! Enjoy!



till we eat again!

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