Before I get to this fantastic dinner experiment tonight, first let me share with you my decadent Coffee Friday beverage…
It was a delicious Raspberry Iced Coffee with skim milk (not too much of it, just how I like it! I hate when you can’t tell whether they just gave you a lot of skim milk or really cream) ;)
Don’t you love the super-cute coozie? These are PERFECT for the warmer weather, since it keeps the cup from “sweating” all over the place! :)
OK, I’m not one to brag about my cooking skills very often, but I must say…this dinner was OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD! :-D
I bought some whole wheat pizza dough at the store over the weekend and planned on making some pizza during the week. Since it was SO nice out today, I was really in the mood to use the grill. So…pizza + grill…why not? ;)
First, I started by chopping up some veggies to roast in the oven. Peppers, onions, halved cherry tomatoes, and broccoli. Mixed with a little EVOO, S & P, and roasted in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
Then I split the dough into 2 to make “his” and “hers” pizzas.
Before putting anything on them, the dough went onto the grill (medium-high heat) for about 3 minutes; just enough time to get one side a little crispy.
Once, off the grill, it was time for the fun stuff! ;)
I started by brushing the grilled side of the dough with a little bit of garlic oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Then I topped that with some diced tomatoes + Italian seasoning and a little grated Romano cheese.
Then it was time to separate the “guys” from the “gals”. Cubed chicken for him, chopped fresh spinach for her.
After a little sprinkle of some part-skim mozzarella, it was time to add the veggies! I took most of the broccoli & tomatoes, while he got most of the peppers & onions.
With another sprinkling of some mozzarella cheese & some dried basil, these puppies were ready to head back to the grill!
The excited chef! ;)
After only about 5-6 minutes, these babies were ready to go!
His + Hers
We both started with half of our pizzas…
And definitely went back for seconds. We obviously had no problem dominating this stuff! ;)
The crust on this was amazing. Chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside. :-D
Along with dinner, we both enjoyed a nice adult beverage to celebrate an end to our work week. I first tried this beer a couple weeks ago and instantly fell IN LOVE with it! My friends Eileen & Dan had brought it over a while back (January!), and I just ended up trying it last month. I assumed, since they live about an hour away, that they bought it near them and I wouldn’t be able to find it. WELL, wasn’t I psyched when Eileen told me she bought it at a store just down the road from MY house!?! :-D
The Blue Point Brewing Company brews a number of beers in addition to this Blueberry Ale. I’m almost positive there will be another one (or two) of these consumed this evening! Our friends Joe & Kate are coming over tonight to visit, and it’s always a fun time with those two! :)
**Don’t forget, tonight is your LAST chance to enter the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company giveaway! Click here to go to the post and leave a comment on the one you’d most like to try!
I’ll post the winners tomorrow morning! Good Luck! :-D