Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Double Genius

by Meghann on May 3, 2011

Two genius ideas came from tonight’s dinner.

#1. Ranch Flavored Pizza Crust

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The Lay’s Dip Creation Country Ranch Seasoning Mix was a freebie via the Foodbuzz Tastemaker’s program. Half of the packet had seasoned some roasted vegetables a couple of weeks ago and tonight I thought it would be fun to add the remaining half to some homemade pizza dough.

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I was channeling Hungry Howie’s Ranch Flavored Crust of yore. Did anyone else live off of Hungry Howie’s $5 pizzas in college? Anyone?

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In case you were wondering I followed my new favorite pizza crust recipe – the one found on the back of the packet of yeast. (Also, found online here. )

#2. Sweet Potato ‘Sauce’

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I started preparing the pizza assuming we had pizza sauce. We didn’t. Derek had finished off the last jar while I was out of town and my assumed stockpile had depleted. The no-tomato sauce situation had me thinking fast on my feet. I was planning on adding sweet potato to the pizza anyways, why not mash it up and turn it into the base instead of a topping?

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Other toppings included: raisins, almonds, mushrooms, onion, and goat cheese.

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Genius. It was all genius. :)

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The ranch crust was subtle, yet flavorful. And the sweet potato and fall themed toppings worked together perfectly.

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The addition of the raisins enhanced the natural sweetness of the sweet potato, the goat cheese added a saltiness, and the almonds added a necessary crunch to each bite.

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I had a random pickle craving at dinner time. :)

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Awesome dinner.

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It had been a long day leading up to dinner. I’ve basically been on my computer for 10 hours straight. Lots to catch up on, but boy it feels good to get stuff done!

I broke for lunch around noon and kept it simple with some hummus toast and a veggie-ful salad.

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Salad contents:

  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Goat Cheese
  • Almonds
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Vidalia Onion Dressing

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The hummus toast was originally suppose to be a sandwich, but the idea of eating it open face was a lot more appealing. :)

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I had an apple as a snack this afternoon (no photo) and 1/2 a brownie for dessert this evening.

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Good News!

We fixed the internet. Turns out I had wired the router wrong when I switched them out. Oops!

Time to put the computer away.

Good Night!

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